Lance Gross Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 30, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Aug 26, 2022
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About Lance Gross

Lance Gross, is an American actor, photographer, and model who was born in Oakland, California.

Lance is known for his portrayal of the character Calvin Payne in the TV Series, 'Tyler Perry's House Of Payne' and 'Tyler Perry's The Paynes'. He is married to fashion stylist, Rebecca Jefferson.

Lance Gross was born to African American mother and Ghanaian immigrant father in Oakland, California. He later moved to Nevada and graduated from Bonanza High School. For higher studies, he opted for a bachelor of arts in Theater from Howard University. He started his career by modeling for Karl Kani, a fashion designer, and then made appearances in numerous videos for music artists. He made his film debut with 'Meet The Browns'. Gross, then worked in the 2010 film, 'Our Family Wedding', which talks about a young married couple and the efforts taken by the family to disrupt the family wedding.

Continue reading more to delve into the life of the actor-model, Lance Gross.

Lance Gross Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lance Gross’ net worth?

Lance Gross is an American actor, photographer, and model. His net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.

How much does Lance Gross earn per year?

Lance Gross made his career out of the entertainment industry. His net worth is calculated at $1.5 million. However, the annual income of the July-born actor is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lance Gross?

Lance Gross stands at a height of 6 ft (183 cm).

How old is Lance Gross?

Lance Gross was born in Oakland, California, the United States on July 8, 1981. As of 2022, Lance is 41 years old.

Childhood And Education

Born in Oakland, both his parents are immigrants, his father is a native of Ghana and his mother is of African American descent. Gross moved from Oakland to Las Vegas, Nevada. Talking about his educational qualifications, he did his high school at Bonanza High School. Lance attended Howard University and graduated with a degree in theater arts. Later, he got coaching at the Ivanna Chubbuck Studio and the Tasha Smith Acting Studio.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lance Gross’ partner?

Lance Gross is married to fashion Stylist Rebecca Jefferson. The couple got married on May 23, 2015. They are parents to two children, a son, Lennon Lorin Gross, and a daughter, Berkeley Brynn Gross. He was previously engaged to Eva Marcille from December 25, 2008, to March 2010.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Modeling for Karl Kani and appearances in music videos for musicians like Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey marked the start of Gross's career. He appeared in supporting parts in 'Eve' and 'The Bernie Mac Show' in 2006. He was first seen by Tyler Perry while working in the Tasha Smith Acting Studio.

In the upcoming television series, House of Payne, Perry chose to cast him as Calvin Payne. Gross portrays Calvin, a young professional with a seven-year college degree, in the episode. He has received four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for this work.

The July-born actor made his film debut in the 2008 romantic comedy 'Meet The Browns'. In the 2010 movie 'Our Family Wedding', he co-starred with America Ferrera as a newly betrothed young couple whose wedding plans are hindered by their families. This was his second significant film appearance. He portrayed a retired NFL athlete who must cope with personal and family concerns in 'The Last Fall', an independent film, which was released in 2012.

Charity Work

The actor has supported RuJohn Foundation and Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation in the past.

What awards has Lance Gross won?

Lance Gross is best known for the recurring character of Calvin Payne in 'Tyler Perry's House Of Payne'. Lance received the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for House of Payne in 2008. He then went on to win Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for House Of Payne in 2009, 2010, and 2013. He was nominated for the award of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for House Of Payne in 2011.

Lance Gross’ Hobbies And Interests

In 2017, Lance Gross did an interview at the Essence Festival where he talked about photography being his passion and hobby even before he started acting as a profession. He was always the person with the camera capturing moments at parties and started working professionally later. He got his first studio in Los Angeles.

Other Interesting Lance Gross Facts And Trivia

  • Lance Gross was offered an opportunity to become a Pro-track and field athlete which he eventually turned down to pursue his dream of acting.
  • Lance Gross was engaged to Eva Marcille before ending their alliance in December 2008 and getting married to Rebecca Jefferson.

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Lance Gross Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Lance Darnell Kwaku Gross

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183 cm


Actor, Photographer, Model


Howard University

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Rebecca Jefferson


Alice Gross, Lorin Gross


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