That boy Larenz Tate just won’t age honey! The 38-year-old father of two boys first got his start playing small roles in films such as The Women of Brewster Place (1989) and then went on to star in classic hood films such as Menace II Society (1993.) It wasn’t until Tate played Darius in Love Jones (1997) that women really started to take notice. Tate looked good and he was grown. On the 20th anniversary of the film Love Jones, Tate spoke on the film’s cultural impact:
I realized the impact when I would be walking somewhere and someone would be like, “Love Jones!” I still meet women who say, “That’s in my DVD collection.” I would talk to Nia, and she’d say, “That movie makes people go crazy.” I also knew it was serious when brothers would come and say “Love Jones, man, that movie really helped me.” It’s gotten so big that people do poetry Love Jones celebrations every single year, like Trekkies celebrate Star Trek.
We’ve truly watched Tate’s evolution throughout the years, he is currently married to Tomasina Parrott since 2006. They have two sons Myles Xavier and Zander. He spoke to MadameNoire about his marriage:
“My wife knows that I love women, I love the beauty of women, there’s a lot of beautiful women, but she IS THE woman, she’s the queen, there’s no comparison, there’s no putting her in a box with everyone else.”
You can find Tate still sustaining a successful career on the small screen, he plays Malcolm Kaan on Showtimes’ House of Lies and recently debuted a BET original movie Gun Hill which premiered to awesome reviews. Click continue to find out why Tate is our Man Crush Monday, look at the skin and swag. The man still looks like he is in his 20’s!