Tate was once in love with Annette Landon Ivory. Annette Landon Ivory is love of his life, he wanted to spend rest of his life with her however, after being in love with her for several years, she broke his heart and he took a break from dating.
Tate remained single for several years and then on 30th of November 2006, he got married to Tomasina Parrott. Tomasina is also an actress and she is famous for her role in Along Came Polly, Starsky & Hutch and many more. As a married couple, they have been parents twice.
Tate along with his two siblings Lahmard Tate and Larron Tate were interested in acing since they were child. Although they were encouraged to enter into the entertainment industry by their parents, these three didn't make any effort. However, with the rise of fame of their classmate Malcolm-Jamal Warner's, the trio began appearing in the television shows since 1985. He made his acting debut in from the television series, The Twilight Zone. He got his rise in fame after he starred the role of Peter Waters in the 2004 movie, Crash. His net worth is $4.5 Million.