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Elijah Kelley was born on August 1, 1986 in LaGrange, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for Hairspray (2007), Strange Magic (2015) and The Butler (2013). See full bio »

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Known For

Hairspray
Hairspray Seaweed
(2007)
Strange Magic
(2015)
The Butler
The Butler Charlie Gaines (15-18)
(2013)
Red Tails
Red Tails Samuel 'Joker' George
(2012)

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 2017 Star (TV Series)
Andy
- Climax (2017) ... Andy
- A House Divided (2017) ... Andy
- Ghetto Symphony (2017) ... Andy
- May the Best Manager Win (2017) ... Andy
- It Ain't Over (2017) ... Andy
 2017 The New Edition Story (TV Mini-Series)
Ricardo Bell / Ricky Bell
- Part 2 (2017) ... Ricardo Bell
- Part 3 (2017) ... Ricardo Bell
- Part 1 (2017) ... Ricky Bell
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie)
Scarecrow
 2015 Strange Magic
Sunny (voice)
 2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib
Tunde
 2013/I The Butler
Charlie Gaines (15-18)
 2012 Red Tails
Samuel 'Joker' George
 2009 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Elon Elder
- The Facts (2009) ... Elon Elder
 2008 Rome & Jewel
Ben
 2007 Hairspray
Seaweed
 2006 Heavens Fall
Leroy Wright
 2006 Take the Lead
Danjou
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Anthony
- The OG (2006) ... Anthony
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Guy
 2005 The Shield (TV Series)
Jaymon
- Grave (2005) ... Jaymon
 2000 28 Days
Darnell
 1999 A Lesson Before Dying (TV Movie)
Clarence
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series)
Young Willie
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Young Willie
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Young Willie
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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Growing up in Georgia, it was sort of the last place to jump on the bandwagon of the integrated frontier.. I have aunts and uncles and grandparents that experienced the 'whites only" and segregated schools. Their experiences are very real and ...I wanted to be part of cinematic history in exploring how ridiculous the separation of these two cultures was. See more »

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As a child he performed in a gospel band in his hometown and appeared in several Coca-Cola commercials. See more »

Nickname:

E.K.

Star Sign:

Leo

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