Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate

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Updated On June 14, 2022

Larenz Tate is a popular American movie and TV actor. Larenz Tate is best known for playing the role of O-Dog in the 1993 teen drama film “Menace II Society”.

Early life and Education

Larenz Tate was born on September 8, 1975, and is currently 46 years old. Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Larenz is American by nationality. He follows Christianity and his birth sign is Virgo. Likewise, Larenz is of Afro-American ethnicity.
Talking about his family members, Larenz was born to his father Larry Tate and his mother Peggy Tate. Larenz was the youngest child and had two elder brothers Larron and Lampard. Both of them are actors. Similarly, his family moved to California when Larenz was nine years old. When it comes to his educational details, Larenz went to Palmdale High School. Other than this, his other educational details are not available.

Professional life

Larenz Tate started his acting career with his debut on TV with an episode of “The Twilight Zone” in 1985. Since then, Larenz has appeared in several Tv series like “Hunter” (1987), “Frank’s Place” (1987),  “Amen” (1988), “21 Jump Street” (1989), and “The Wonder Years” (1989). In 1989, Larenz got a chance to portray the role of Sammy in a TV mini-series named “The Women of Brewster Place”. After that, he was seen in 1990 TV shows “Matlock” and “New Attitude” appearing as Chilly D in the latter. In 1991, he appeared in two episodes of the family comedy “Family Matters” as Willie Fuffner.

Tate shot into fame when he was cast in “The Royal Family” as Curtis Royal. After having successful episodes, the show prematurely closed because o Redd Foxx’s death. Still, Tate appeared in 15 episodes of the show from 1991 to 1992 and received a nomination for the Young Artist Award. In 1994, Tate appeared as Andrew Mosely in the comedy series “South Central”, performing in 10 episodes. After that, Tate appeared in some films like “Dead Presidents” (1995), “Love Jones” (1997), “The Postman” (1997), “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1998), “Love Come Down” (2000), “Crash” (2004), “Waist Deep” (2006), and many more.

Some of his other successful TV series and movies include “Waterfront” (2006), “Love Monkey” (2006), “Rescue Me” (2007-2011), “Rush” (2014), “House of Lies” (2013-2015), “Game of Silence” (2016), “Power” (2017-2020), “Bronzeville” (2017-2021), and many more.


Larenz Tate has won several awards throughout his career. In 1999, he won his first big award “Acapulco Black Film Festival” for “Best Actor”. Similarly, in 2005, Tate won “Best Cast Ensemble” for Crash. Likewise, his other awards are Black Reel Awards (2015), Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2006), Gold Derby Awards (2006), Hollywood Film Awards (2005), and many more.

Relationship Status

Larenz Tate is married to Tomasina Parrott. The couple tied the knot on November 30, 2006. Likewise, the duo already had their first child: a son named Miles Xavier before their marriage on July 29, 2006. Moving on, Larenz and Parrott had two more sons after their marriage. The second child was born on June 27, 2008, named Zander Tate, and the third in 2013 named Zion Tate. At present, the family is living a happy life together.

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Caption: Larenz with his family (source:

Body Measurements

Larenz Tate has a strongly built body. Talking about his physical statistics, Larenz is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 66 kg or 146 pounds. Similarly, he has black hair with a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes. Other than this, his actual body measurements are not available.

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Caption: Larenz posing in his style (source:

Social Media and Net Worth

Reflecting on his social media handles, Larenz has over 2.6 million followers on Instagram. Similarly, the talented actor has 950k followers on Facebook and more than 382.4k followers on Twitter.

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Caption: Larenz with his car (source: networthdiary)

Larenz has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. According to some online resources, Larenz has an estimated net worth of $5 million US dollars. He earns most of his money from TV shows and films.