Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate

Highest Rated: 92% Girls Trip (2017)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Postman (1997)

Birthday: Sep 8, 1975

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Handsome, charismatic and emotionally expressive, Tate acted in L.A. community theater before making his TV debut on an episode of CBS' 1985 revival of "The Twilight Zone." Other TV credits followed on series including "21 Jump Street," "Matlock" and "The Wonder Years." Tate appeared in Oprah Winfrey's high-profile miniseries "The Women of Brewster Place" (ABC, 1989) before landing a succession of stints as a TV series regular, notably as Andre, a young man impatient for independence, on the ambitious comedy-drama "South Central" (Fox, 1994). Tate gained considerable attention the year before with his showy feature debut in the Hughes Brothers' explosive "Menace II Society" (1993), delivering a profoundly disturbing performance as O-Dog, a murderously nihilistic gun-toting teen. Tate displayed a kinder, gentler side in Matty Rich's "The Inkwell" (1994) as a socially maladept young man coping with intraracial class conflict and his own budding sexuality. He reteamed with the Hughes Brothers for "Dead Presidents" (1995) to play an embittered and disillusioned Vietnam vet who turns to bank robbery in the early 1970s. Tate demonstrated his screen charisma as the slick and smooth pop singer Frankie Lymon in the 1998 biopic "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" Tate went on to produce and star (along with Debra Cox and Martin Cummins) in the independent feature "Love Come Down." In "Love Come Down," Tate portrays a black comedian who struggles with his relationship with his brother, who is white. In 2003, Tate, along with Laurence Fishburne and Derek Luke, co-starred in in the motorcyle drama "Biker Boyz," then appeared opposite Vin Diesel in director F. Gary Gray's action-drama "A Man Apart" (2003), and took on the crucial role of music master Quincy Jones in the heralded Ray Charles biopic "Ray" (2004). He then has an alternately charming and heartbreaking turn in the racially charged, multi-plot drama "Crash" (2005) as a seemingly clear-headed and sweet-natured L.A. youth who also happens to be a carjacker. His television breakthrough came with a supporting role in Denis Leary's firefighting comedy-drama "Rescue Me" (FX 2004-2011), after which he joined the cast of Don Cheadle's political satire "House of Lies" (Showtime 2012-16) and the cable medical drama "Rush" (USA 2014). His next major film role came with his starring performance in the science fiction action thriller "Beta Test" (2016).

Highest rated movies

Girls Trip
Menace II Society
Love Jones
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Dead Presidents
Waist Deep




No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to the Goode Life Producer - 2019
92% 77% Girls Trip Julian Stevens (Character) $115.1M 2017
No Score Yet 59% Deuces Deuces (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 22% Beta Test Max (Character),
- 2016
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
No Score Yet 60% White Water Terrance (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 62% Gun Hill Bird Stevens (Character) - 2012
28% 76% Waist Deep Lucky (Character) $21.3M 2006
74% 88% Crash Peter (Character) $54.6M 2004
79% 87% Ray Quincy Jones (Character) $75.3M 2004
11% 62% A Man Apart Demetrius Hicks (Character) $26.2M 2003
23% 54% Biker Boyz Wood (Character) $21.7M 2003
No Score Yet 53% Love Come Down Neville (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2000
52% 76% Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon (Character) $12.5M 1998
8% 50% The Postman Ford Lincoln Mercury (Character) $17.6M 1997
80% 97% Love Jones Darius Lovehall (Character) $12.5M 1997
49% 78% Dead Presidents Anthony Curtis (Character) $24.1M 1995
22% 83% The Inkwell Drew Tate (Character) $8.9M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Ordinary Summer Drew Tate (Character) - 1994
84% 93% Menace II Society Kevin 'O-Dog' (Character) $27.7M 1993


No Score Yet 65% Power Book II: Ghost Rashad Tate (Character) 2021-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
No Score Yet 12% Beat Shazam Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009 2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Confidential Guest 2019-2020
81% 81% Power Councilman Tate (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2017 2019
46% 84% Game of Silence Shawn Cook (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
39% 88% Rush Dr. Alex (Character) 2014
86% 84% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
89% 90% Rescue Me Bart (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2007 2009-2011
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet South Central Andre Mosely (Character) 1994
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
80% No Score Yet The Royal Family Curtis Winston (Character) 1991-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 84% The Wonder Years Basketball Team Captain (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1987