There are super talents who make the rounds in Hollywood, but there are also some less well-known but prominent stars. Among them is Larenz Tate, who has been in the business for over two decades. He has starred in several blockbuster films, including the 1990 series entitled Family Matters. Learn more about his biography, age, wealth, brother, wife, and children below.
Who is Larenz Tate?
Larenz Tate is a brilliant American actor, best known for his roles in movies and television series such as Dead Presidents, Why Do Do Fools Fall In Love, Rescue Me, and Family Matters, to name a few. He has gained much fame through his outstanding acting skills. He is also happily married to Tomasina Parrott and both have three children.
Larenz Tate Age, Bio
Tate was born on September 8, 1975, in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised by middle-class parents – Larry and Peggy Tate – together with his two older brothers. Tate and his brothers were enrolled in acting classes at the Inner City Cultural Centre. Although they did not take their courses seriously, their childhood friend Jamal Warner became famous after his appearance on the Cosby Show. This served as a motivation for the brothers who later started getting smaller roles in movies. Larenz graduated from Palmdale High School in 1993.
Larenz Tate made his film debut in 1985 when he appeared in the film called The New Twilight Zone. He later starred in both 21 Jump Street and The Wonder Years. He also got his first major role in the family comedy series Family Matters in 1989, after which he played the role of Curtis Royal in Eddie Murphy’s The Royal Family. The CBS series, which included other stars such as Della Reese and Naya Rivera, ended abruptly in May 1992 after the death of the main characters Redd Foxx.
Larenz’s outstanding performances paved the way for him to earn bigger roles in the future. He starred in the 1992 film by Albert and Allen Hughes entitled Threat II Society, as well as in South Central and The Inkwell. In 1995 he starred in Dead Presidents and in 1997 he appeared in the love drama, Love Jones. After that Larenz starred opposite Laurence Fishburne in Biker Boyz, whereupon he continued with A Man Apart in the same year. His other films include Crash, Ray, Waist Deep, 187 Ride or Die, Girls Trip, Power, and Beta Test. Other television series include Love Monkey, House of Lies, Waterfront, Hell’s Kitchen. Tate was also featured in Ashanti’s music video for the song “Rain on Me”.
Net Worth: How Much is Larenz Tate Worth?
Larenz Tate has been in the American entertainment industry for over two decades and has accumulated a lot of wealth for himself. He currently leads a decent lifestyle with a net worth of $4.5 million. Tate earns his net worth through television series, movies, and his other ventures.
Family: Brother, Wife, and Kids
As we mentioned earlier, Tate is the last of three siblings born to his parents Larry and Peggy Tate. His older brothers are no strangers when it comes to entertainment. Just like Larenz, they are also successful in their respective careers. Larron Tate is an actor and producer who is best known for his performances in the films Without A Pass and Across the Tracks. Lahmard Tate, on the other hand, is also an actor and writer who is best known for his brilliant performances in films like X-Cell and Barbershop. The three siblings joined together to form a production company called Tate Men Entertainment.
Tate is a married man and father of three children and takes a look at his private life. He married an American actress and choreographer, Tomasina Parrott. Parrott is best known for her performance in the romantic comedy series Along with Came Molly, released in 2004. She has appeared in several films, including Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Starsky and Hutch.
Tate and Parrott met a long time ago, and after several years of a successful relationship, the duo became engaged in January 2005, and on November 30, 2006, they sealed their love with a wedding band. The wedding was attended by close friends and family members. Together they have three sons – Miles Xavier, born on 29 July 2006, Zander, born on 27 June 2008, and Zion Tate, born in 2013.
Larenz Tate and his wife Parrott have had a blissful married life. They have been married for over a decade and there are no signs of separation yet.