He is establishing the Elijah Kelley Foundation in his hometown of LaGrange, GA to help local children follow their dreams. The Elijah Kelley Center for Performing Arts will offer music, dance, and drama classes.
As a child he performed in a gospel band in his hometown and appeared in several Coca-Cola commercials.
After high school graduation he moved with his family to Los Angeles to pursue his career seriously.
Awarded the key to the city (La Grange) in July 2007.
Was ranked #30 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
Coming out with his debut album 'Love Letters', due out in September 2008 [July 2008]
Personal Quotes (2)
I'm an actor. I'm a singer. And I dance. To be able to do all these things is amazing. And to have similar-minded people all around you, doing what you love, is even more amazing.
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.