Who is Allen Payne?
Allen Roberts was born in 7 July 1968, in Harlem, New York City USA, and is an actor, perhaps best known for his role in Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” in which he played CJ Payne. He was also a part of the 1991 film “New Jack City”, alongside Wesley Snipes.
The Riches of Allen Payne
How rich is Allen Payne? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting since the 1980s. He’s also appeared in other television series and films throughout the course of his career, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Allen was born the eldest of two children, and spent most of his childhood in New York, but later attending Pennsauken High School located in New Jersey. Growing up, he developed a strong interest in acting and dreamt of eventually pursuing a career in the industry. He would eventually make his television debut in 1990 in “The Cosby Show”, a TV sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
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Payne then appeared in the series “A Different World”, playing Lance Rodman in the sitcom focused on the life of students in the fictional black college Hillman College. He then appeared as a guest in various other series, such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “All of Us”. He also began doing film work, including “New Jack City” in 1991, a gangster film featuring lead Wesley Snipes in the role of a rising drug lord in New York City during the crack epidemic.
Payne then appeared in the film “Vampire in Brooklyn”, a comedy horror film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Wes Craven. Other films he has appeared in include “A Price Above Rubies” and “Double Platinum”, and in 2001 became a part of “Blue Hill Avenue” in a starring role. He’s also had roles with Jada Pinkett Smith in “Jason’s Lyric”, and a lead role in “CB4” written by Chris Rock, a hip hop parody starring Chris Rock and featuring numerous celebrity cameos including from Ice Cube, Shaquille O’Neal, Ice-T, along with many others.
Allen was also in the television movie “Double Platinum”, starring Brandy and Diana Ross. He also had a support role in “The Perfect Storm” which is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Sebastian Junger, about a commercial fishing vessel lost at sea after being caught in the Perfect Storm of 1991. In 2006, he starred in the series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, a sitcom focused on a multi-generational family living under one roof in Atlanta which lasted until 2012, and featured various dark themes as subject matter, including substance abuse.
During this time, Allen also appeared in the video “I’m Not The Same Girl” by Stacy Lattisaw. A few of his latest film projects were done before he became a part of “Tyler Perry’s House of Pain”, such as “Crossover” and “What’s Done in the Dark”. As of 2018, he has a recurring role in a new Tyler Perry project entitled “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes”, in which he reprises his role as CJ Payne, and which serves as a sequel to “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”.
Personal Life and Relationships
It is known that Payne was linked with actress Demetria McKinney, their relationship starting while they were a part of the series “House of Payne”. It is also rumored that he has a child, though if true then details have not been released to the public. He’s also been linked to actress and singer Tisha Campbell-Martin. He’s actually kept most of his personal life away from the media spotlight, and it was last reported that he is still single. Payne has also studied dance and is a vegan.
Is Allen Payne on Social Media?
One of the reasons there is a lot of speculation surrounding Allen’s life is because he doesn’t have any online presence in social media on such sites as Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. There are other people named Allen Payne who have accounts but they are not associated with him in any way. There are also various fan pages of him, which feature a lot of throwback pictures of him along with other actors and actresses he’s worked with.
Videos of Allen can also be seen through the website YouTube, which mainly feature him in various scenes from some of the projects he’s done over the course of his career