A veteran comedian and actor, Faizon Love has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades. With a plethora of credits on the small and big screens as well as on the stage, the comedian has undeniably established himself as a versatile talent. Besides his professional achievements, Love who is no stranger to controversies has often been a headliner mostly for the wrong reasons. While there may be information readily available about Faizon Love’s career, the same can’t be said of his personal life. Here’s a detailed insight into the actor’s life.
A Cuban-American, Langston Faizon Santisima was born on June 14, 1968. Although the comedian’s birthplace is Santiago de Cuba, he was raised in different American cities as his family moved around a lot due to the nature of his father’s job. There is no information readily available about Faizon’s educational endeavors but it is no secret that the actor had his high school education in New Jersey.
Faizon Love has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. Endowed with a great sense of humor, Faizon’s comic talents became evident back in his high school days in New Jersey. He thus kicked off his showbiz career as a teenager and right after high school. Love then moved to New York in search of greener pastures. Before Faizon began gracing our screens as an actor, he was first known as a young stand up comedian.
Faizon Love made his acting debut at age 19 in an Off-Broadway production of Bitter Heart Midtown. He soon landed his big screen debut as a voice-over of comedian Robin Harris in the 1992 animated film Bebe’s Kids. His outstanding performance in the animated comedy paved the way for tons of other subsequent roles. In his over two-decade-long run in Hollywood, Faizon Love can boast of remarkable roles in a plethora of hit films and television shows.
Some of his notable screen features include 1993’s Meteor Man, and 1995’s Friday. In the 2000s, Faizon featured in the 2003 Christmas movie Elf, Couple’s Retreat (2009), and Zoo Keeper (2011), among others. On the small screen, fans will recognize Faizon Love for both his guest and recurring roles in TV shows such as the ‘90s sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, The Big House (2004), My Name Is Earl (2009), Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013–2016), Black-ish (2015–2017) and more recently Step Up: High Water.
Besides acting, Faizon Love has other credits in the entertainment industry. Notably, he has performed in various comedy shows around the country and in 2004, Love was the voice over for Sean ‘Sweet’ Johnson’s character in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game. More so, he has featured in the music videos of some top stars such as Lil Jon’s Put Yo Hood Up and Ludacris’ Freaky Thangs.
Faizon Love’s Family
Judging by public records, it is apparent that Faizon Love is one of those celebrities who prefer to keep details of their personal lives under wraps. Besides the fact that the actor’s father was a U.S Naval officer and the reason for his family’s constant relocation around various cities, there is little or nothing else known about Faizon’s parents, siblings, and family as a whole.
Interesting Facts About The American Comedian and Actor
- Relationship, Girlfriend
While there may be information readily available about Faizon Love’s professional life, the same can’t be said of his personal life. The comedian and actor has not been romantically linked to anyone since he came into the limelight, thus leaving an air of mystery around his love life.
In fact, his sexuality has raised eyebrows in some quarters but the actor has not gratified the speculations with either a denial nor affirmation. Given the uncertainty of his relationship status and without ruling out the possibility of trysts, it is safe to say Faizon Love is perhaps single.
Faizon Love is no stranger to controversies. Over the years and at different times, the comedian has come under backlash for his unflinching support of Bill Cosby who has repeatedly been accused of sexually assaulting several women. Both on stage and on social media, Love has verbally attacked fans and colleagues especially Black people for believing and supporting the allegations leveled against the veteran actor and comedian Bill Cosby.
Again in early 2017, Love was in the headlines for the wrong reasons. He was arrested by the police for physically assaulting an airport valet in Ohio. About a year later and in the summer of 2018, Faizon Love was embroiled in another controversy after his assistant Tashiana Luke, filed a lawsuit against the actor on the allegations of sexual harassment in 2016.
- Social Media
Comedian, Faizon Love has an active social media life. While he may not be present on all popular social networking sites, he is very active on Twitter and Instagram. In fact, the comedian/actor who is also known as a dogged supporter of the Black community has at various times taken to his social media accounts to air his views and rally support for causes he strongly believes in.