Allen Payne is an American actor active in the acting field since 1989. Payne is a prominent figure among the media for starring in Tyler Perry’s sitcom, House of Payne. Likewise, Allen played the character of C.J. Allen in the series from 2006 to 2012. He is popular for starring in an American crime film, New Jack City.

American actor, Allen Payne
Caption: American actor, Allen Payne (Photo: Hollywood am) 

Allen Payner Ethnicity

Allen Payne was born on 7 July 1968, in the Harlem area of New York City in the state of New York. His father Allen Roberts and mother Barbara Reeves.

Allen holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. He was born as the eldest child of his parents Moving towards his educational qualification, he attended Pennsauken High School in Pennsauken.

Is Allen Payne Dead or Alive?

Allen Payne is still alive but steps away from the spotlight to reflect on life as an actor. So there are rumors of him being dead without any updates on his life. 

After losing his mother, Allen decided to step away from the spotlight to reflect on life as an actor. However, he's back on television after 6 years.

Picture of Allen Payne
Caption: Picture of Allen Payne (Photo: The Sun)

“After my mother died, I stepped away from acting. I chose to look inward and find myself, and I think that's important when you're an actor."


 Payne is still alive & kicking and living comfortably in the USA.

Allen Payne Death Rumors

Allen Payne's death rumors started in 2021 after a YouTube channel called 'Stars News' uploaded a video called

“R.I.P Its With Heavy Hearts We Report Sad Death Of ‘House of Payne’ Star Allen Payne Beloved One”


Picture of Allen Payne
Caption: Picture of Allen Payne  (Photo: The Sun)

In a short time, the video has had 245,694 views which has led many to wrongly believe that the actor had died. Rumors that actor Allen Payne has died have spread across the web, but Twitter sleuths claim they are a hoax. Therefore, Allen is still alive. 


Regarding his career, he began his acting career in the year 1989. Further, Allen Payne made his film debut in the year 1989. That has the crime and dance drama film named Rooftops. Besides that, in the year 1991, Payne featured in the crime film, New Jack City alongside Wesley Snipes. From this role, he made him popular and famous. Allen Payne still kept on working hard.

Allen Payne in police dress for his Tv show
Caption: Allen Payne in police dress for his Tv show

Consequently, this Payne made him a better actor ever since. Allen played in movies such as The Walking Dead, Double Platinum, The Perfect Storm, and many others. According to the films, Payne made his TV debut in the same year 1990. Similarly, Allen Payne appeared in the TV show, The Cosby Show. He also portrayed the role of Lance Rodman from the year 1990 to 1992.

In the same year 1992, Payne portrayed the same character in a sitcom, A Different World. Later, then Allen worked in several TV series. Eventually, his career breakthrough role came in another sitcom named, House of Payne in the year 2006. Payne portrayed the character of C.J. Allen in the sitcom from 2006 to 2012. Additionally, Payne starred in TV series like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, All of Us, and many others.

What's Allen Payne Net Worth? 

Allen Payne is a popular American actor as well as a dancer. Allen has earned a decent amount of money from his career but there is no actual salary for him. 

Allen Payne has a net worth of around $5 million as per reports. Out of his money, Allen lives a decent lifestyle. 

Is Allen Payne Married? 

Talking about his personal life, his relationship status is very hard to know. Further, he has kept his private life very lowkey. Moreover, he has one child as per some sources, which might mean that he is a married person. As per reports, Allen Payne is happily married to his mysterious wife. 

Allen Payne with his co-actor acting in a movie
Caption: Allen Payne with his co-actor acting in a movie

But eventually, it was just the assumption made based on some sources. The personal life of a celebrity is always the interest of everyone. However, Allen Payne has shown no interest to share his personal life with the public. Whereas, we can only wait until he reveals it.

Allen Payne Height

Allen Payne has an appealing body figure. He has a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.8 M. Likewise, he has black hair color with a pair of brown eyes color.

Allen Payne's muscular body
Caption: Allen Payne's muscular body