Special Event

Faizon Love

Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Sat, Nov 24, 2018
Special Event

Faizon Love

Faizon Love was born in Santiago de Cuba and was raised in San Diego, California and Newark, New Jersey. Love got his start as a stand-up comedian and made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway at the age of 19. 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 costarring role on his sitcom The Parent ‘Hood. He followed up this role with a breakout performance as the drug supplier Big Worm in the 1995 film Friday. Follow-up films have included 3 Strikes, Elf, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Money Talks, Wonderland, The Fighting Temptations, and Idlewild. In 2001, Love guest-starred in the Ludacris single “Freaky Thangs” from the album Word of Mouf. The same year, he made a cameo appearance as a bus driver, in the music video for Lil Jon & The East Side Boys’ single “Put Yo Hood Up”. Love co-starred in Couples Retreat (2009), a comedy film chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort. In 2012, he played the role of Stringer Bell in the satirical trailer for The Wire: The Musical. In June of that year, Love started to appear in a series of commercials for the pre-paid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4G phones. In 2011, Love starred in a theatrical production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, alongside Washington Wizards players Gilbert Arenas and Etan Thomas. Most recently, Faizon Love appears in YouTube Red’s new original series, STEP UP: HIGH WATER, premiering January 31, 2018.