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Lance Gross          

Actor, Model & Photographer; Best Known for "House of Payne"

Best known for his award winning portrayal of Calvin Payne on Tyler Perry's hit TBS sitcom House of Payne, Lance Gross is a rising star in the industry. Most recently, Gross portrayed Steven Sealy in the 2018 The Bobby Brown Story. Gross also has recurring roles on MacGyver and Tyler Perry’s The Paynes on OWN.

In 2010, Lance starred as 'Marcus' opposite America Ferrera and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker in the Fox Searchlight comedy Our Family Wedding. The film centers around the stressful weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding.

Gross won three consecutive NAACP Image Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and then again in 2013, for his role on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne." The show, which recently wrapped its sixth season, has won numerous NAACP and Vision Awards since its premiere in 2006. Other television credits for Gross include "The Bernie Mac Show" on Fox and "Eve" on UPN.

Lance made his feature film debut alongside Tyler Perry and Angela Bassett in the 2008 Lionsgate/Tyler Perry dramedy Meet The Browns. He starred in his second Tyler Perry film, Tyler Perry's Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, in 2013. In addition to acting, Lance has appeared in numerous music videos for R&B stars Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Kirk Franklin, Latoya Luckett, Angela Simmons, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, and Tyra B to name a few.

Lance is a native of Oakland, California and received his Bachelor of Arts in theatre from Howard University. He trained at The Ivanna Chubbuck Studio and Tasha Smith Acting Studio. He originally wanted to become a professional track and field athlete, but turned it down in order to pursue his dream of acting. Gross is also a passionate photographer.

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