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Larenz Tate Biography

Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • 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

Awards

  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

Relationships