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Allen Payne

Allen Payne is an actor from the United States. Moreover, Allen Payne is best known for his role as Jason Alexander in the 1994 drama film Jason’s Lyric, as well as his portrayal of C.J. Payne in the family sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2006–present).

Early Life

Allen Roberts best known as Allen Payne was born on the 7th of July, 1968, in Harlem, New York, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 55 years old and holds American nationality.

He believes in Christianity by religion and has a birth sign of Cancer. Payne belongs to the African-American ethnicity. He is the son of Allen Roberts (father) and Barbara Reeves (mother). Moreover, he is the eldest of three children of his parents and there is no information regarding his siblings.


Talking about his educational qualification, he attended Pennsauken High School in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. However, not much more information is available about his further studies.

Allen Payne – Professional Career

Regarding his professional career, he first made his television appearance was during 1990 in ‘The Cosby Show where he was a regular for two seasons. He portrayed a man named Lance Rodman.

The Cosby Show called the “biggest TV hit in the 1980s,” gave him the attention and break he needed badly. Soon after, he was cast in several other famous television shows, including the Cosby Show spinoff “A Different World” (1992), where he continued to play Lance Rodman.

The following project was Marcus in the 1992 television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Next were the TV movie “Double Platinum” in 1999 and the series “All of Us” in 2004. He also made an appearance in a 2004 episode of the CSI: NY Forensic series.

Allen Payne

Caption: Allen Payne in the sitcom, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (Source: Readers Fusion)

In the sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” he had his first significant television role as Clarence James (C.J.) Payne. For six seasons in a row of the sitcom, he portrayed the Fire Fighter.

From both audiences and critics, his portrayal of the role received high praise. Additionally, he has portrayed a variety of roles in various important feature films.

He portrayed all of his roles with the same level of passion, whether he was acting as the second in command of a gang, attempting to pass as a rap artist by adopting a “gangsta” attitude,e or portraying a romantic young guy obsessed with an unattainable woman.

Recently, in 2021, he appeared in the movie, ‘The Fight That Never Ends’ where he portrayed the role of Leon Watkins.

Allen Payne – Awards

In his acting career, Allen Payne has not yet earned any awards or recognitions. But he was once nominated for the Black Reel Award in 2002 for Theatrical- Best Independent Actor; ‘Blue Hill Avenue (2001).’ Looking at his career, he might earn more of them in the following years. 

Net Worth 2024

As an actor, Allen Payne has collected a huge sum of money in his career. His net worth is estimated at around $5 million and has not shared information regarding his salary and income.

Relationship Status

Since he has kept his private life so private, it is very difficult to figure out Allen Payne’s relationship status. However, according to some sources, he is married and has one child. However, it is only a guess based on some sources.

Everyone is constantly curious about the private lives of a celebrity. But he hasn’t shown any desire to make his private life known to the world. He was once said to be dating the attractive actress Demetria McKinney.

Allen Payne

Caption: Allen Payne and Demetria Mckinney (Source: Demetria McKinney)

Aside from that, he stays away from issues that can involve him in media problems. Additionally, he doesn’t maintain a confrontational, show-off lifestyle. He prefers to maintain a positive public image while avoiding rumors and the media rumor mill. There aren’t any more rumors about his personal or professional life at the moment.

Allen Payne – Body Measurements

This man stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 75 kg. Moreover, the actor has brown eyes with black hair color and there is not much information regarding his other body stats.

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 3.1k followers. Likewise, there are more than 2.4k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.