Faizon Andre Love was born Langston Faizon Santisima on June 14, 1968 in Santiago de Cuba. He grew up a military brat because of his father’s Navy career and was raised in San Diego, CA and Newark, NJ.
Love got his start as a stand-up comedian and made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway at the age of nineteen. His motion picture debut Bebe's Kids had him providing the voice of comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on the film; Love offered a close vocal impression of Harris. He then had a role in the movie The Meteor Man starring Robert Townsend. Townsend then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom The Parent 'Hood.
He followed up this role with a breakout performance as the drug dealer Big Worm in the 1995 film Friday. Follow-up films have included Elf, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Money Talks, Wonderland, The Fighting Temptations, and Idlewild.
In June 2012, Love began appearing in a series of commercials for the pre-paid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4G phones.