No other celebrity has been as successful as American actor Allen Payne in guarding their personal life against the piercing eyes of the media.

In the 20 odd years of his fame, the secret of whether Allen is gay or not has sparked the curiosity of many fans and continues to do so.

The New York Native is famously known for his portrayal of Alfred Pierre in the 2000's thriller The Perfect Storm. His fame rose to new heights after he played C.J. Payne on Tyler Perry's Television serial House of Payne from 2007 to 2012. 

His role of C.J. Payne brought barrels of laughs to the people, and his relationship with his on-screen wife Janine made people wish for a relationship like that.

Allen Payne's Bio: From Rooftops To The Paynes

Allen was born on July 7, 1968, to parents Barbara Reeves and Allen Roberts.

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With a budding passion for acting, Allen initiated his career by starring in the 1989 movie Rooftops. He debuted in the television show, The Cosby Show as Lance Rodman in 1990. The television series ended up being one of the biggest hits of television in 1980s and gave Allen a big break.

Soon after that, Allen landed acting stints in several series and movies. He starred in the spin-off of The Cosby Show, A Different World, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Marcus in 1992. After a year, he featured in the movie CB4 and acted in the film The Walking Dead in 1995.

He has also made an appearance in the much-loved Will Smith starrer The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

In 2007, Allen landed another significant role of his career as Clarence James Payne in the American sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne. He portrayed his character, C.J., as a series regular throughout all ten seasons of the sitcom and earned huge acclamation for it. 

After the end of the series, he halted his acting career for a while. He had been struck hard with the loss of his mother. As a result, fans didn't see Payne in action until he made his return in 2018's series The Paynes, a spin-off from the House of Payne.

Allen Payne Reviving C.J. On The Paynes

After a six-year-long hiatus from acting, Allen Payne is back in his famous role of Clarence James (C.J.) Payne, Jr.

Airing in the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Paynes, the sequel to the TBC's popular sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, featured Allen's only acting appearance in years.

Although the audience didn't see him as a series regular like in the original, he was a recurring cast (at least during the first few episodes) and one of the audience's favorite.

Allen Payne's Networth In Millions

The Paynes star gathered a significant portion of his net worth from his productive acting career. With his recurring role in the series The Paynes, he has been able to garner a whopping salary of $5 million.

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This shows how far Allen has come in his life despite the loss of his mother.

Allen Payne Has a 'Wife': Father Of Two Children

Allen has been in a married relationship with a wife, but it happens to be true in his professional career only.

In House of Payne, Allen portrayed the role of C.J. Payne, husband of Janine Payne, and father of two children: a son Malik Payne & a daughter Jazmine Payne.

In the story, his wife Janine Payne suffers from drug addiction, but she overcomes the problem and changes her life. The pair remarries again at Calvin and Miranda's wedding and stays in love.

Allen Payne Faces Gay Rumor Despite Being 'Married'

Though Allen has been in a relationship on-screen, he seems to be single in real life, or so it appears as far as the public eye is concerned. He has not been romantically linked with any woman to date.

Hence, in true tabloid fashion, the absence of a girlfriend in his life brought up gay rumors in the media.

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But Allen has not yet made an official statement on the matter. Moreover, there is no evidence to support these speculations. So, it would be inappropriate to call someone gay without authentic data.