Biography: Larenz Tate was born on September 8, 1975 on the westside of Chicago to Larry and Peggy Tate. Larenz is the youngest of three brothers. His other brothers are actors Larron and Lahmard Tate. In 1984, Larenz and his family moved to California. It was while living in California that Larenz's parents got him and his brothers involved in a drama program at the Inner City Cultural Center. At first the boys were interested just to meet girls, however when they saw classmate actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner get cast in the role of Theo for the Cosby Show, they began to take it more seriously. From then on, the brothers began getting other small roles. Larenz's career first took off in a Christmas episode of "The Twilight Zone - The Series" after which roles began pouring in. He has gone on to star in both television series and movies.
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