Larenz Tate from 'Love Jones' Snatches Hearts at 44 as He Poses in Chic Blue Suit & Overcoat

Olowokandi Fiyin
Feb 08, 2020
11:40 P.M.
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Larenz Tate sent fans into a buzz after he shared an elegant image of himself rocking a swanky blue suit and overcoat in a new photo. Even at 44, Larenz still got it.


"Love Jones" actor Larenz Tate isn't the worse for wear. Tate is aging backward, and this is evident in the new photo he shared on Instagram.

Larenz Tate attends the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Larenz Tate attends the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images


In the post, the Hollywood star looked as if a day hadn't passed from when he played Darius in 1997's "Love Jones." In the refreshing photo, Larenz rocked a dark blue overcoat, which he draped over a well-fitted blue suit.

The look wasn't complete without Tate's elegant frame and his well-groomed hair. Larenz Tate wrote in his caption:

"Peep game from a distance...ya dig!"


Fans agreed with the actor as they praised his classy sense of style while leaving an array of fire emojis signifying approval in the comments.

Larenz's journey to Hollywood began when he was quite young. According to TVOM, his parents had enrolled him and his brothers in a drama institution, and with this, all Tate three brothers became actors.

The star's first role in any movie was 1985's "Twilight Zone." He went on to take minor characters in series like "Family Matters."


His role as O-Dog in the "Menace II Society" earned him substantial recognition in Hollywood. Larenz Tate has also appeared in a few music videos, including Ashanti's "Rain on Me."

According to CHEATSHEET, the Tate Brothers have gained fame from various critically acclaimed and blockbuster movies but haven't been cast together until the two landed roles in the TV series, "Power."

One interesting fact is that the two played brothers in the series. While Larenz played, Rashad, a councilman, his brother played, Kamaal, a cop with a wife and a son.


Back in 1997, when Tate put up a sterling performance in "Love Jones," as Darius Lovehall, a young black man in love, this seemed to be his breakout role.

According to ESSENCE, the movie, Larenz was a significant character alongside Nia Long. The film was a blockbuster because it was an avant-garde romance story.

This is so because the movie was released at a time when it was rare to see black people being in love and vulnerable in movies.

This notion was according to Larenz Tate when he spoke with the news publication. Now, fans are pining for a sequel of the film.

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