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Facts of Larenz Tate

Full NameLarenz Tate
First NameLarenz
Last NameTate
Birth CityChicago
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseTomasina Parrott
No Of Children4
Date of BirthSeptember 8,1975
Age48 years

Larenz Tate is a famous American television and movie star

He is best known for his portrayals as O-Dog in Menace II Society and as Councilman Tate in Power

His other major hits include Love Jones (1997), Dead president (1995), The Postman (1997), Waist Deep (2006), and television series like Rescue Me (2007-2011), House of lies (2013), and Game of Silence (2016)

He is currently drawing eyeballs globally for his recurring roles as corrupt Councilman Tate in hiatus series Power Book II: Ghost.

Birth Facts and Parents

The actor was born on September 8, 1975, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is Virgo by zodiac sign. Tate was born as the youngest child to Peggy and Larry Tate

He has two elder brothers, Larron Tate and Lahmard Tate, who are also in the entertainment industry. 

The filmy home environment helped the three siblings to be a big name in the industry.

Married Life

Tate is a happily married man. He is married to former dancer Tomasina Parrott

Tate dated Parrott for nearly six long years before committing for life as a life partner. The couple will celebrate their 14th marriage anniversary as of 2020

They tied the knot on November 30, 2006. And with each passing day, the duo seems to grow fonder of each other.

In an interview in 2019, the actor gave some information about his married life. 

He said that his marriage is not exceptional from other marriages, but making the difference is the understanding between him and his wife. 

There are times when they have arguments and fights, but they still reach a consensus and deal with issues through conversation and understanding. 

Having many children is both the greatest blessing and responsibility. 

Tate jokingly added that he had to sleep in separate rooms because Parrott was pregnant most of the time.

Larenz Tate with his wife, Tomasina Parrott.
Larenz Tate with his wife, Tomasina Parrott. Source: Instagram 

How Larenz Tate met Parrott?

Tate met his beautiful wife 20 years ago in 2000, in a celebrity party hosted by Jamie Foxx

The father of four remembers his hilarious first meeting with Parrott as the best thing that happened to him. 

Tomasina Parrott was at the party as a friend of a girl who was there for Jamie Foxx. And Tate was convinced by Foxx to accompany Parrott

With his charming looks and long hair, Tate started the conversation with, 

“ Do you know how to braid?”

Yeah, it sounds silly, but who knew they would be talking for hours beside a window in a hotel hallway, and after all these years, they will create a happy family with each other. 

Check out the interview of Tate on how he met his wife here: 


Tomasina Parrott was a choreographer and dancer by profession. She used to be a part of a group called The New Power generation. 

Parrott has also been part of TV programs like Cedric The Entertainer Presents and The Drew Carey Show

Along with this was seen in You Got Served and Along Came Polly. Besides being a gorgeous mom, she runs a bakery under the Sugar Fairy BakeShop at present.


Tate and Parrott are not only wonderful husband-wife but incredible parents to their kids. 

Their kids Zander, Miles Xavier, Zion Tate, and fourth child (name not revealed), are growing up in a loving, compassionate environment. 

Tate recently talked to One TV representative about raising his sons; he said, 

“my sons gone see all facets, but at the end, what I want to pass on are integrity and dignity to pass on.”

Net Worth

Tate’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million

He owns a production house along with his brother Larron Tate, but his primary source of income is his movies and Television series. 

Here are some of his famous works:

Movies/ Television SeriesRatings (10)
The Inkwell8.3
Dead President7.8
Rescue Me8.9


The celebrity actor lives in Calabasas, California. He lives in a luxurious house with his wife and four sons.

Age and height

1.   Larenz Tate’s age is 45 years old as of 2020.

2.   His natural hair color is black.

3.   His height is 1.7m, which is around 5ft and 7 inch.

4.   He weighs around 66kg.

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Updated On Sat Feb 20 2021 Published On Thu Oct 08 2020 By shaumya

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