Love was born Langston Santisima and grew up as a military brat; raised in San Diego and Newark,New Jersey, because of his father’s Navy career. 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 Meteor Manstarring 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, Tourque, The Fighting Temptations, and Idlewild.Love also guests on Ludacris’ Freaky Thangs from the album Word of Mouf. In 2001, he cameos as a bus driver, in the music video for Lil Jon & The East Side Boys’s Put Yo Hood Up. Love also starred in 3 Strikes. Love co-starred in the 2009 film Couples Retreat, a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort. In 2012, Love plays the role of Stringer Bell in the satirical trailer for “The Wire: The Musical.”
In June 2012, Love began appearing in a series of commercials for the pre-paid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4Gphones.