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Faizon Love
Faizon Love
Faizon Love made a guest appearance in the episode titled "Mama, I Wanna Act".

Birthname

Langston Faizon Santisima

Born

(1968-06-14) June 14, 1968 (age 48)

Birthplace

Santiago, Cuba

Occupation

Actor

Years active

1992–present

Character on The Wayans Bros.

Nigal Lovejoy in the episode titled "Mama, I Wanna Act"

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Faizon Andre Love[1] (born June 14, 1968) appeared as snooty director Nigal Lovejoy in the episode titled "Mama, I Wanna Act".. He is best known for roles in the films Friday, Elf, Made, and Couples Retreat.

Life and careerEdit

Love was born Langston Faizon Santisima[2] in Santiago de Cuba and grew up as a Military brat; he was raised in San Diego and Newark, New Jersey]], because of his father's United States Navy career.[2] Love got his start as a stand-up comedian and made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway at the age of nineteen. His motion picture debut Bebe's Kids had him providing the voice of comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on the film; Love offered a close vocal impression of Harris. He then had a role in The Meteor Man starring Robert Townsend. Townsend then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom The Parent 'Hood.

He followed up this role with a breakout performance as the drug dealer Big Worm in the 1995 film Friday. Follow-up films have included Elf, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Money Talks, Wonderland, The Fighting Temptations, and Idlewild.[3][4][5][6] Love also guests on Ludacris' Freaky Thangs from the album Word of Mouf. In 2001, he cameos as a bus driver, in the music video for Lil Jon & The East Side Boys's Put Yo Hood Up. Love also starred in 3 Strikes.

Love co-starred in the 2009 film Couples Retreat, a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort.[7] In 2012, Love plays the role of Stringer Bell in the satirical trailer for "The Wire: The Musical."

In June 2012, Love began appearing in a series of commercials for the pre-paid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4G phones.[8]

FilmographyEdit

  • Bébé's Kids (1992) – Robin Harris (voice only)
  • The Meteor Man (1993) – Maurice
  • Fear of a Black Hat (1994) – Jam Boy
  • Friday (1995) – Big Worm
  • Parent 'Hood (1995–1998) – Windell Wilcox
  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) – Rufus
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) – Manny
  • B*A*P*S (1997) – Tiger J
  • Money Talks (1997) – Cellmate
  • The Players Club (1998) – Officer Peters
  • 3 Strikes (2000) – Tone
  • The Replacements (2000) – Jahmal Abdul Jackson
  • The Luau (2001) – Hustle
  • Made (2001) – Horrace
  • Mr. Bones (2001) – Pudbedder
  • Play'd: A Hip Hop Story (2002) – Domino Breed
  • Blue Crush (2002) – Leslie
  • Wonderland (2003) – Greg Diles
  • The Fighting Temptations (2003) – Luther Washington
  • Elf (2003) – Gimbel's Manager
  • Ride or Die (2003) – David Rabinawitz
  • Torque (2004) – Sonny
  • The Big House (2004) – Warren Cleveland
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (VG) (2004) – Sean Sweet Johnson (voice)
  • Animal (2005) – Double T
  • Just My Luck (2006) – Damon Phillips
  • All You've Got (2006) – Coach Harlan
  • Idlewild (2006) – Ace
  • Who's Your Caddy? (2007) – Big Large
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia]] (2007) – Coach
  • The Perfect Holiday (2007) – Jamal
  • Of Boys and Men (2008) – Roman
  • Days of Wrath (2008) – Cash Flow
  • G.E.D. (2009) – Bro. Hakeem
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) – Cedric (voice)
  • My Name Is Earl (2009) – Reverend Greene
  • A Day in the Life (2009) – "Black" Ike Smith
  • Couples Retreat (2009) – Shane
  • Life as We Know It (2010) – Cab driver
  • Zookeeper (2011) – voice only
  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) – Kurtis Kool

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