Allen Payne

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Allen Payne
Born (1968-07-07) July 7, 1968 (age 46)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Allen Payne (born July 7, 1968) is an American film and television actor, best known for his role as C.J. Payne on Tyler Perry's House of Payne television series as well as his portrayal of a drug lord sidekick opposite Wesley Snipes in the 1991 film New Jack City.

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Payne was born Allen Roberts in Camden, New Jersey to an African American parents. Roberts attended Pennsauken High School in Pennsauken NJ. His first exposure on television was in 1990 on The Cosby Show. During two seasons, he made several appearances in which he played Lance Rodman, Charmaine's boyfriend.[1] He also appeared as Marcus Stokes in an episode during the second season of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. He made a guest appearance on Malcolm & Eddie as Preston.

Payne has appeared in many films, including a role with Jada Pinkett Smith in Jason's Lyric. He played a leading role in the Nelson George-produced and George and Chris Rock-written CB4 as "Dead Mike" - which was a hip-hop parody that co-starred Chris Rock, Charlie Murphy, and Khandi Alexander and in which Ice-T, Ice Cube, Shaquille O'Neal, Flavor Flav and Eazy-E made cameos. He appeared in New Jack City, Vampire in Brooklyn, Double Platinum, and The Perfect Storm.

He has also studied dance on 32nd street in Camden, NJ

Beginning in 2006, he starred on Tyler Perry's House of Payne. He also appeared in a Stacy Lattisaw video I'm Not The Same Girl.[citation needed]

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