Lance Gross
American actor
Lance Gross
Lance Darnell Gross is a NAACP Image Award-winning American actor best known for his role as Calvin Payne in the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, and other Tyler Perry productions such as the Meet The Browns film. He has also been on The Bernie Mac Show as well as Eve. He received a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Howard University and then trained at The Ivanna Chubbuck Studio as well as the Tasha Smith Acting Studio.
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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Blows Our Minds Once Again After Collabo With Fashion Fair (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Ladies know that the right lipstick has the power to transform your look -- but it can also serve as some amazing inspiration. That's precisely what it did for filmmaker Ava DuVernay. DuVernay, who is the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has teamed up with Fashion Fair cosmetics and created a breathtaking short film based around one of the company's lip colors called "Say Yes." "The name of that lip color sparked the idea –- the ways we say no and the ways we should say yes to life, to opportunities, to the unexpected. That was the impetus for it,” DuVernay told Afrobella.com. And beyond DuVernay's stunning directorial skills, you also get to feast your eyes on the film's beautiful leading actors -- Lance Gross and Kali Hawk. The duo are superb as they explore "the power of the affirmative, and the beauty that blossoms from embracing the twists, turns and mysteries of life." We've already witnessed the magic that hap ...
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A #Hashtag Spreads the Seeds to Stamp Out World Hunger
Huffington Post - over 3 years
One small "hashtag" fueled by a big dream has spread from the West Coast to the East Coast, inspiring everyone -- kids, parents, even celebrities -- to pack lunchbags for those in need. The idea behind this nationwide grassroots movement, dubbed Hashtag Lunchbag, is quite simple: Gather a group of your friends to pack lunches, pass those lunches out to people living on the streets of your neighborhood, and then document your efforts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to inspire others to do the same. "The entire thing is driven by social media," Ebony Washington, who helped coordinate a Hashtag Lunchbag event in Chicago on Sunday, told The Huffington Post. "A hashtag is a searchable term, so we use the hashtag -- #HashtagLunchbag -- on all of our social networks. Any pictures, any videos that we've taken, any fliers that we post, we make sure that we tag them with #HashtagLunchbag so anytime people hear that name, they can search and they can find their city that's doing it, an even ...
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Danai P. Maraire: Tyler Perry's Temptation: An Interview With the Cast
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Tyler Perry's Temptation hit theaters last weekend and opened to a friendly box office, with an impressive number of tickets sold. Though the title didn't open at number one, no doubt, Mr. Perry's still pleased with second place. TheWrap.com reports: Perry's Temptation took in an impressive $22.3 million at the box office over the weekend, the writer-director's ninth film to open at more than $20 million, which puts him in some fast company. Stephen Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis are the only other directors to manage the feat, according to Box Office Mojo. Temptation, formerly titled The Marriage Counselor, suffered initial controversy due to Kim Kardashian's involvement. An uproar ensued from Tyler Perry devotees after Kim's announced involvement in the film followed the announcement that she was filing for divorce from Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage. The hubbub sent Perry running to defend his decision to cast the reality star and led to a slight renamin ...
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Mike Ryan: How Bonkers Is Tyler Perry's New Movie?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Today, a new movie directed by Tyler Perry (Star Trek) that conveniently has the director's name in the title, Tyler Perry's Temptation -- or, if you want to be a real stickler, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor -- is playing at your local multiplex. Since it wasn't screened for press, I became one of 37 people on Thursday night to purchase a ticket for the 10:00 p.m. showing near Union Square in New York City. As a service, I went ahead and answered every question you could possibly have about Tyler Perry's Temptation. Q: Is Tyler Perry's Temptation bonkers? A: Well, the out-of-nowhere ending certainly is bonkers. The first 90 percent of movie is just boring. Q: How boring is Tyler Perry's Temptation? A: Honestly, I have not been this bored in a movie theater since I was 6 years old and saw Ordinary People. Q: Ordinary People won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Are you saying Tyler Perry's Temptation is reminiscent of Ordina ...
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Washington wins 3 trophies at NAACP Image Awards
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Washington wins 3 trophies at NAACP Image Awards Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:15 am, Saturday, February 2, 2013 The star of ABC's "Scandal" picked up a trio of trophies at the 44th annual ceremony: outstanding actress in a drama series for "Scandal," supporting actress in a motion picture for "Django Unchained" and the President's Award, which is given in recognition of special achievement and exceptional public service. Don Cheadle was awarded the outstanding actor in a comedy series trophy for his role as a slick management consultant in Showtime's "House of Lies." A few winners weren't present at the Shrine Auditorium to pick up their trophies, including Denzel Washington for outstanding actor in a motion picture for "Flight," Viola Davis for outstanding actress in a motion picture for "Won't Back Do ...
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Myrdith Leon Mccormack: Falling for Vanessa Bell Calloway At ABFF
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Since the age of six, I knew what I wanted to be. Fashion, beauty... you name it. I wanted to be in the midst of it all. I recall pulling pictures from magazines of Beverly Johnson, Iman, Brooke Shields, Cheryl Tiegs, and Lauren Hutton. To know and be able to identify your place in life at an early age is quite rewarding. The challenge is laying out the plan that will get you to your final destination. You must strategize your every move, so that your path is clear. For people of color, it has never been an easy path. From the beginning, our roads have been paved with hardship, difficulty, and for some, ultimately success. So, when I meet a person of color that has been able to jump through the hurdles of life, and to come out with minor bruises, I applaud them. When I met Vanessa Bell Calloway, I wanted to give her a standing ovation. She is an extraordinary actress, dancer, philanthropist, motivator, mentor, wife, and mother. Being an actor is not a mere job you obtain ...
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Teyana Taylor Recreates Topless Janet Jackson Cover
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Teyana Taylor is known to take some pretty crazy fashion risks. Have you seen her 'Super Sweet 16' dress? But it's the latest look from the G.O.O.D Music artist that really shows off her risque style. Dressed in nothing more then a pair of acid wash denim cutoff shorts, black lacy thigh high stockings and a black garter, Teyana teamed up with actor/photographer Lance Gross to recreate Janet Jackson's iconic (and topless) Rolling Stone magazine cover. Janet (Miss Jackson if you're nasty), shocked the world way before her Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction with the ultra revealing September 1993 cover. The image was so hot that she also used it as the album cover art for "Janet," marking her transition from an angelic sister of the Jackson clan to an unstoppable sex symbol. Almost 20 years later Teyana's shot shows her with curls that graze playfully over one eye just like the legendary songstress' famous photo and a man's hands (we wonder whose) cupped over the Harlemi ...
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Bangers, Bangers, Everywhere: Sheneka Adams, The Cake-tastic Yaris Sanchez, And “Chocolate Boy Wonder” Lance Gross On The Party Scene In The ATL! [Pics]
Bossip - almost 5 years
Equal oppotunity gawking and drooling for you guys and gals! Lance Gross, Yaris Sanchez, and Sheneka Adams Party In Atlanta Together If you were at Life Nightclub in Atlanta Saturday night you were quite lucky because the spot was jumpin’ and cakes they were a-plenty! Sheneka Adams hit the ATL streets with her bootyful friend Yaris Sanchez to host a party with “The Ladies’ Choice” Lance Gross. Unfortunately for the ladies, Lance was all boo’ed-up with his bangin’ girlfriend Rebecca Jefferson (lil shawty is BAD so some of y’all never had a chance in the first place, but we digress). Hit the flip to take in all the glorious human flesh that is these 3 photogenic phenoms. Images via Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
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Tyler Perry Explains Why He Chose Kim Kardashian for “The Marriage Counselor”
Gossip On This - over 5 years
Tyler Perry is on the receiving end of some heavy backlash for casting reality TV personality Kim Kardashian in his upcoming movie “The Marriage Counselor.” Now the writer/producer/director has spoken out in defense of using the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, who has also recently received some negative criticism of her own after she filed for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries after only 72 days of marriage. In a blog post on his official website, Perry explains why he chose Kim Kardashian to play the role of a character named “Ava,” and he also gives a few details on the movie and other cast members, including Lance Gross, Brandy, Vanessa Williams, and others: I think many of you know that this is a very difficult time of year for me, so what I try to do is make sure that I’m working during this time. All I wanted to do was shoot a great film and try to keep my mind off the holiday grief that I have been experiencing for the past two years. I could not have ima ...
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Lance Gross, Vanessa Williams Confimed For 'The Marriage Counselor'
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Blackfilm.com has confirmed that <a class="fplink fp-168478" href="/lance+gross">Lance Gross</a>, Vanessa Williams, and Robbie Jones have been added to Tyler Perry's latest film, 'The Marriage Counselor,' joining Jurnee Smollett...
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Quick Quotes: Lance Gross, Kelly Rowland and NeNe Leakes - Crunk + Disorderly
Google News - over 5 years
“I always say I am single. I won&#39;t say I am taken, but I will say someone defintely has my attention . . . I learned my lesson. I&#39;m not going to deny anybody, but I am not going to put it out there like that. If you see us, you see us. If you don&#39;t,
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Watch Lance Gross and Vanessa Bell Calloway in First Teaser Clip for Mathew ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The first clip shows Lance Gross, in the lead role of ex-football player Kyle Bishop, talking to his mother Marie, played by Vanessa Bell Calloway. I also embedded an interview with director Cherry and Calloway on the set while filming earlier this
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Ellis Hobbs takes his talents to Hollywood - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
The film stars Lance Gross, a rising Hollywood star who appeared in &quot;Our Family Wedding&quot; with Forrest Whittaker, Regina King and Carlos Mencia. Gross also is a cast member on the Tyler Perry sitcom &quot;House of Payne.&quot; &quot;We wanted to take the whole
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Football preview: Stevenson - Shelby Township Source Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
The Titans welcome some experience back at linebacker with seniors Lance Gross and Cody Ciaramitaro each returning, along with newcomers Fisher and Amari Coates. The secondary features familiar faces in Carlin and Austin Kirk
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Lance Gross: No Twitter for my woman - S2Smagazine.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lance Gross could be bypassing women who spend all day on social media in his search for a wife. Facebook and Twitter do an excellent job of keeping people connected, but in Lance&#39;s opinion, the sites are no good for relationships
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Lance Gross Talks "The Last Fall" & Shows Off In Kore Magazine - Global Grind
Google News - over 5 years
By GlobalGrind Staff 17 hours 55 min ago Lance Gross is fresh off a great photoshoot and interview for Kore Magazine and is also filming for his new movie The Last Fall. The movie follows Gross&#39;s character who is an NFL player who is hit with a very
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How Has My Filming Experience Been? - Allie Is Wired
Google News - over 5 years
The film stars Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Harry Lennix and Keith David and is produced by Scott Hebert, Nikki Love and Lucky Manning and is Executive Produced by Matthew A. Cherry, Ellis Hobbs, Monique Hobbs and Lance Gross
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lance Gross
    TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    He co-starred in 2010's Our Family Wedding alongside Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, America Ferrera and Regina King.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on July 8, 1981.
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