|Born||Lance Darnell Gross
July 8, 1981
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, model, photographer|
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Jefferson (m. 2015)|
I really started dreaming… and broke out of my shyness when I got to Howard University. My first acting class was an Intro to Acting class with Professor Bay, who really broke me out of my shell, encouraged me to follow my dreams and make them a reality.
For every person that doesn't like you, there's gonna be somebody who does.
If I had my way, the woman I marry, she wouldn't be a part of Twitter and she wouldn't be on Facebook.
My parents always taught me never to take anything for granted because it can be taken away from you like that, especially when it comes to looks. I could get into a car crash tomorrow and disfigure my face. So I have to stay grounded.
Working with Angela Bassett is by far the best. I've watched and admired her for years. I'm very intrigued by her work. She's so cool. I still call her 'Mom' when I see her.
I put on whatever is comfortable on me. Suit, jeans and tee as long as it's comfortable. It doesn't matter what brand. If it looks good I buy it.
I met Tyler Perry and we did 'House of Payne' and a movie. We've done a couple other films since then, but it all boils down to the work. I'm a work-a-holic, which is why I think that I've been successful. If you tell me no, I'll work even harder!
I love everyone that supports me, and things can get wild at times, but my parents raised me to be grounded and to always remain humble. I think that's one of the main reasons that my fans support me.
I'd rate myself an 8. I do have my flaws, but I'm a cool dude. If I wasn't myself, I'd kick it with me. I'm a down-to-earth person and all around cool guy.
I would actually like to play Bobby Brown. To me, he was just the King of R&B at one point.
I love Twitter. As an entertainer, it's a way to connect with the fans, and I think that's important.
It's rare that I turn down a photo or autograph, because these are the people that support me, so why not support them. I love it and I invite it. I love what I do and the whole 'celebrity' life and all that.
I went to Howard University and majored in Film Production and minored in Acting. I turned down an opportunity to go pro in Track & Field to do this – I took a chance with this.
It's shown and proved that hard work pays off. Make goals, achieve them and replace them with new goals.
I was actually picked on as a kid. I guess in high school it started to change for me. I guess being picked on made a lasting impression on me so I never – whenever somebody calls me handsome or anything like that, I never take it for granted. I appreciate it every time I hear it, so it's never something that gets old.
I mean, I'm humble… to me, I'm just a regular cat from Oakland, California.
If you got a dope girl, there's going to be people that want her. But I don't know, I've always kept my 'A-game' on point. I just make a point to make sure the woman that I'm with is taken care of. You got to keep it new, so I go out of my way to make them feel special.
Working with Tyler Perry has been a wonderful experience. Everything he touches turns to gold, it seems like.
I got in a really bad accident in a Toyota vehicle, but I feel like the safety of the vehicle and God really saved my life.
I definitely want children. That's important to me, so I just want to make sure that I'm completely prepared for it when that day comes.
I had my father, and he was an amazing man and an amazing role model, so I always wanted to mirror that.
It's an honor to be a part of Magic Shave as their new ambassador. One of the problems that some African-American men have with shaving is razor bumps. Magic Shave is perfect because once you eliminate the razor, you eliminate the bumps, and it's so easy to use.
I just do what's comfortable for me, whether it's getting fresh haircuts, or the clothes that I wear. It's simple; I'm just me. I don't really go out of my way. I do make sure my face is washed and moisturized, though.