Carl Payne II Biography
Birth Place: Shreveport, LA
Carl Payne has always been into acting in one form or another from an early age. He performed in church as well as in school plays as early as 2nd grade and continued throughout his high school years at Booker T. Washington in Houston, TX.
After graduation he moved to California and discovered a new talent in Track & Field. At San Jose City College he excelled and set many records for the college.
While in California he worked in various capacities before moving back to Dallas, Tx. He gained employment at a wine and beverage company where he was quickly elevated to Night Manager for their warehouse.
Only working 4 nights a week, he decided to get a part-time job at a sport and bar grill in the neighboring community of Addison, TX. It was here that he met a young woman by the name of Bless Brown Verra which facilitated his new and promising career in Nollywood.
In the summer of 2012, Bless Brown Verra asked Carl Payne if he would like to play a role in an upcoming movie project that she was a part of. He accepted her offer and went to Arlington, TX so he could audition for it.
The producers recognized his amazing talent while witnessing his superb sample of acting from their script. Carl Payne was awarded the role as "The Don" of the movie and "The Stolen Fruit" was his.
Word of mouth spread of his outstanding acting ability as far as Houston, Tx and it wasn't long before he was able to add different roles in movies to his portfolio. He starred in productions such as "A New Dawn; Love & Betrayal; Single Wife's Club (SWC); The Brat; The Capstone Saga and currently has an upcoming movie project titled “Pound of Flesh”.
This rising Nollywood Star will make you laugh, make you cry, and will hold you in suspense as you experience his portrayals in action and drama. ...keep a look out for...CARL PAYNE!