Lance Gross graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He turned down a chance to become a professional track and field athlete to pursue his dream of acting. After Howard, Gross trained at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio as well as the Tasha Smith Acting Studio. Gross currently plays Calvin Payne on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Calvin is a 25-year-old freeloader still living with his parents. He also plays Angela Bassettâ€™s son in the movie Meet the Browns and has appeared on The Bernie Mac Show and Eve. Gross has also worked in music videos with artists such as Rihanna, Kelis, Mariah Carey, and most recently Mary J. Blige. He recently got engaged to Americaâ€™s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille.
Lance Gross sits down with ThinkTalk host Nellie Yangmi to discuss â€œMeet the Browns,â€ â€œHouse of Payne,â€ and his road to becoming an actor. Gross answers questions from George Mason University students: Barry, Jenan and Abdullah. Barry asks what it is like to work with Tyler Perry. Jenan asks about the process for securing an agent. Abdullah asks the challenges he faced breaking into acting. Watch now to see how Lance Gross answers student questions, and provides career advice for aspiring actors!