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Lance Gross: A Lot Of Strange Moments

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Lance Gross stars in the new TV series, ‘Crisis'. He plays a Secret Service agent on his first day protecting the son of the President Of The United States…and things don't go well.

Fun Facts About Lance Gross: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor, best known for his role as Calvin Payne on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 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.

2) Gross was born and raised in Oakland, California and graduated from Bonanza High School. He went on to attend Howard University, where he passed up the opportunity of becoming a Pro Track & Field athlete in order to pursue his dream of acting. He received a Bachelor of Arts in theater and then trained at The Ivanna Chubbuck Studio as well as the Tasha Smith Acting Studio.

3) Gross began his career by modelling for Karl Kani and appearing in music videos for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey. In 2006, he had minor roles in Eve and The Bernie Mac Show. It was while he was performing in the Tasha Smith Acting Studio that he was discovered by Tyler Perry, who happened to be watching a night class. He was consequently cast as Calvin Payne on Perry's new sitcom House of Payne, a role for which he has been awarded four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

‘Crisis' premieres Sunday night, March 16th at 10:00pm on NBC.

Twitter:@lancegross , @NBCCrisis

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