Malek Payne is an American actor whose real name is Larramie Cortez Shaw. Malek was born on April 24, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, where he grew up. The American actor came into the limelight after he acted as a bully in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, gaining a huge fan base.
Who is Malek Payne
Many of you know him as Malek Payne, although that is not his real name. The role of Malek Payne made him a recognized figure after the film went viral on Television. Malek Payne’s real name is Larramie Cortez Shaw, and he is the only child of his parents. Malek’s father’s name is Larry Shaw, and her mother is Tamie.
Malek Payne is an actor who has been in the industry for a while, although he got his biggest breakthrough in his career after portraying the role of Malek Payne. Besides the actor’s brilliant performance in House of Payne, he has acted in other films like The Suite Life on Deck and Pair of Kings.
The love and respect from fans are visible, and many have worried about the actor after they realized he had lost so much weight. Many wondered if he had fallen ill because he was known as a chubby kid in Payne’s home.
Why Did Malek Payne Lose So Much Weight
Many people knew Malek Payne for his chubbiness from Payne’s house. However, recently, the actor was discovered to have lost much weight. In 2019, during an interview with NBC 6, the actor revealed that he had lost almost 65 pounds.
The actor said he wanted to lose weight because he explained how he achieved it by drinking fresh juice for breakfast and dinner. He acknowledged that he previously led an unhealthy lifestyle leading to being overweight.
The actor narrated how he had started battling weight-related illnesses because of the excess weight he had gained. The actor was glad that his weight had reduced, making him lose his boyish face when acting.
Rumors About Malek Payne
Malek Payne is proud to attain his weight now, although it can’t go without comments that he has received negative criticism. Some people have claimed he is sick and on drugs, but that is not true.
Criticism of Malek Payne
Shaw revealed that he has previously experienced biased treatment from people close to him because of his weight, and he is not surprised many would give silly comments that he is sick and on drugs.
Shaw also indicated that growing up was not easy for him. His weight caused him to be mistreated by many people leaving him with a scar and low self-esteem. However, Malek Payne took the critics positively, and they pushed him to begin and complete the weight loss journey.
He is happy the outcome was marvelous, and his self-esteem has not been affected much. Moreover, many people who had noted the negative comments about the actor encouraged others to show respect when people are showing effort.