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

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Known For

Hairspray Seaweed
Lee Daniels' The Butler Charlie Gaines (15-18)
Red Tails Samuel 'Joker' George


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 2019 Tales (TV Series)
- Brothers (2019) ... Paul
 2017-2018 Star (TV Series)
- All Falls Down (2018) ... Andy
- A Family Affair (2018) ... Andy
- Who's the Daddy (2018) ... Andy
- Thirty Days to Famous (2018) ... Andy
- Mrs. Rivera (2018) ... Andy
 2018 The Bobby Brown Story (TV Series)
Ricky Bell
- Part Two (2018) ... Ricky Bell
- Part One (2018) ... Ricky Bell
 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)
 2015 Strange Magic
Sunny (voice)
 2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib
 2013/I Lee Daniels' 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
 2007 Hairspray
 2006 Heavens Fall
Leroy Wright
 2006 Take the Lead
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
- The OG (2006) ... Anthony
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
 2005 The Shield (TV Series)
- Grave (2005) ... Jaymon
 2000 28 Days
 1999 A Lesson Before Dying (TV Movie)
 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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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 »


After high school graduation he moved with his family to Los Angeles to pursue his career seriously. See more »



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