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Lance Gross

Born:     July 8, 1981
Birthplace:   Oakland, CA
Zodiac Sign:  Cancer

Career and Life

Lance Darnell Gross is an American actor, model and photographer of Ghanaian descent best known for his role as Calvin Payne on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne and OWN sitcom Tyler Perry's The Paynes, as well as appearing in other Tyler Perry productions such as the Meet the Browns (2008) film and Tyler Perry's Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013). He also co-starred in 2010's Our Family Wedding alongside Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, America Ferrera, and Regina King. He also starred as Secret Service Agent Marcus Finley in NBC's political drama Crisis.

Gross was previously engaged to Eva Marcille. Their engagement ended in March 2010. Gross married fashion stylist Rebecca Jefferson on May 23, 2015. The couple are parents to two kids, one daughter, Berkeley Brynn Gross (born November 20, 2014), and one son, Lennon Lorin Gross (born July 10, 2018).


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