- Along with his brothers, entered a drama program at the urging of his parents, but meeting girls was the goal. When classmate Malcolm-Jamal Warner was cast as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show, they took the classes more seriously.
- Movie debut was as an out-of-control thug in the critically praised 1993 film Menace II Society.
- In 2001, along with his two brothers, created the production company Tate Men Entertainment, Inc.
- Appeared in Ashanti's 2003 music video "Rain on Me."
- Received a 2006 supporting actor NAACP Image Award nomination for Crash.
- Movie career has included playing two musical greats: Frankie Lymon in 1998's Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Quincy Jones in 2004's Ray.
- Founded the Tate Bros. Foundation with his brothers as a non-profit focused on providing funds for children with sickle-cell anemia.
- 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
- 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- Larry Tate — Father
- Lahmard Tate — Brother
- Tomasina Parrott — Wife
- Larron Tate — Brother
- Miles Xavier Tate — Son
- Zander Tate — Son
- Peggy Tate — Mother
- Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Profession: Actor
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