2023 Black future maker

Lance Gross

Lance Gross is an accomplished actor, producer, and photographer. A multi-dimensional artist, notable credits include Our Kind of People (FOX), Hawaii 5-0 (CBS), MacGyver (CBS), Sleepy Hollow (Fox), and the NBC drama Crisis. He is the first actor to win four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

Turning his attention to behind the camera - Lance created, produced, and starred in the MACRO digital series I Turned My Camera On (Essence), which combined his love of photography with a series of celebrity interviews. Season one featured Michael B. Jordan, Omari Hardwick, and Kelly Rowland, among others.

Lance lives in Los Angeles with his wife Rebecca, their beautiful daughter Berkeley and their son Lennon. He is a proud graduate of Howard University and a relentless HBCU advocate, assisting with fundraising and amplifying scholarships for the next generation of aspiring and current students.

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