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Elijah Kelley Wiki Biography
Elijah Kelley was born on 1 August 1986, in LaGrange, Georgia USA, of African-American descent, and is an actor, singer and dancer, probably best known from appearing in the films “28 Days”, “Take the Lead” and “Hairspray”.
So just how rich is Elijah Kelley now? According to sources, Kelley has earned a net worth of over $1 million, as of early 2017; his wealth has been established through his involvement in the entertainment industry.
Elijah Kelley Net Worth $1 Million
Kelley grew up in LaGrange, where he attended Long Cane Middle School and Troup County High School. His talents were recognized already during his childhood years, when he became a member of a gospel band, and he subsequently appeared in a number of Coca-Cola commercials. When he was 12, he landed a role in the television film “Mamma Flora’s Family”, and while in high school, he was a member of a show choir.
Upon matriculation, Kelley decided to pursue a career in acting, sohis family moved to Los Angeles to be nearcloser to acting action. He soon made his film debut, playing Darell in the 2000 comedy/drama film starring Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen , “28 Days”. The same year saw him landing parts in the films “Heavens Fall” and “Rome & Jewel”, paving his was to recognition in the acting world. His net worth began to grow.
Opportunities continued to come his way and he soon expanded his resume to television gigs. In 2005 he appeared as Jaymon in the popular crime drama television series “The Shield”, as well as in the popular sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris”, playing a waiter. The following year he appeared in the series “Numb3rs”, and shortly after landed a starring role in the drama dance film “Take the Lead”, playing Danjou. a young man who has troubles with dancing,. The role reinforced his rising popularity in a great way, as he started to be recognized through his acting talent after this role, which also considerably improved his wealth.
In 2007, Kelley was cast as the skilled dancer named Seaweed, in the musical romantic comedy film “Hairspray”, based on the Broadway musical, and the film proved to be a sizable hit, earning several awards, his performance boosting his popularity, and his net worth as well. Reportedly, at the audition Kelley overcame several R&B stars for the role; and it then brought him appearances in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “HBO First Look”. Kelley also contributed several songs to the film’s soundtrack, including “Without Love” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat”. Both “Take the Lead” and “Hairspray” offered an ideal showcase for Kelley’s talent when in comes to dancing and vocal performances too.
Other film parts followed in 2012, landing parts in two war films, “Red Tails” and “Boys of Abu Ghraib”, and the following year saw him playing Charlie Gaines in the historical drama film “The Butler”.
In 2015 Kelley landed his first voice role, providing his voice for the character of Sunny the Elf in the computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film “Strange Magic”. The same year he appeared in the NBC production of the musical “The Wiz Live!”, and his most recent television involvement was the part of Ricky Bell in the 2017 biographical miniseries “The New Edition Story”.
Aside from the “Hairspray” soundtrack, Kelley has also contributed to the soundtrack of the “Sex and the City” film, and has sung at the “Disneymania 6”.
When it comes to his personal life, Kelley has been quite secretive about it, and so there are no details available regarding his relationship status, although sources believe he is still single.
Kelley is known to be involved in philanthropy though; he has established a non-profit organization, Elijah Kelley Foundation, aimed at providing help for underprivileged children to follow their dreams in arts and entertainment.
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 1, 1986|
|Place Of Birth||LaGrange, Georgia USA|
|Profession||Actor, singer, dancer|
|Education||Long Cane Middle School, Troup County High School|
|Awards||Critics Choice Award (2008), Hollywood Film Award (2007), Ensemble Cast Award (2008)|
|Albums||Soundtracks: Hairspray Soundtrack (2007), DisneyMania 6 (2008), Sex and the City: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vol. 2 (2008)|
|Nominations||Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008), Gold Derby Award, OFTA Film Award (2008), BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award (2016)|
|Movies||"28 Days" (2000), "Take the Lead" (2006), "Hairspray" (2007)|
|TV Shows||"The Oprah Winfrey Show", "HBO First Look", "Mamma Flora's Family", "The Shield", "Everybody Hates Chris", "A Lesson Before Dying" (1999), "The Shield" (2005), "Numb3rs" (2006), "The Wiz Live!" (2015), "The New Edition Story" (2017)|
|1||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.|
|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.|
|1||Coming out with his debut album 'Love Letters', due out in September 2008 [July 2008]|
|2||Was ranked #30 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).|
|3||Awarded the key to the city (La Grange) in July 2007.|
|4||After high school graduation he moved with his family to Los Angeles to pursue his career seriously.|
|5||As a child he performed in a gospel band in his hometown and appeared in several Coca-Cola commercials.|
|6||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.|
|The New Edition Story||2017||TV Movie completed||Adult Ricky Bell|
|The New Edition Story||2017||TV Series post-production||Ricky Bell|
|The Wiz Live!||2015||TV Movie||Scarecrow|
|Strange Magic||2015||Sunny (voice)|
|Boys of Abu Ghraib||2014||Tunde|
|The Butler||2013/I||Charlie Gaines (15-18)|
|Red Tails||2012||Samuel 'Joker' George|
|Dirty Sexy Money||2009||TV Series||Elon Elder|
|Rome & Jewel||2008||Ben|
|Heavens Fall||2006||Leroy Wright|
|Take the Lead||2006||Danjou|
|Everybody Hates Chris||2005||TV Series||Guy|
|The Shield||2005||TV Series||Jaymon|
|A Lesson Before Dying||1999||TV Movie||Clarence|
|Mama Flora's Family||1998||TV Mini-Series||Young Willie|
|Strange Magic||2015||performer: "Three Little Birds", "Three Little Birds Dark Forest Version", "Say Hey", "Three Little Birds Reprise", "Three Little Birds Encore"|
|This Is 40||2012||performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"|
|Hairspray||2007||performer: "Run and Tell That" 2001, "Without Love" 2001, "You Can't Stop the Beat" 2001, "Come So Far Got So Far To Go"|
|The Making of the Wiz Live!||2015||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|45th NAACP Image Awards||2014||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Scream Awards 2011||2011||TV Special||Himself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards||2008||TV Special||Himself|
|Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth||2007||Video documentary short||Himself|
|You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray'||2007||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|HBO First Look||2007||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|'Hairspray' Extentions||2007||Video documentary short||Himself|
|It's 'Hairspray'!||2007||Video documentary short||Himself|
|2006 MTV Movie Awards||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|2008||Critics Choice Award||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Hairspray (2007)|
|2008||Ensemble Cast Award||Palm Springs International Film Festival||Hairspray (2007)|
|2007||Hollywood Film Award||Hollywood Film Awards||Ensemble of the Year||Hairspray (2007)|
|2016||BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award||Behind the Voice Actors Awards||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film||Strange Magic (2015)|
|2008||Critics Choice Award||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Song||Hairspray (2007)|
|2008||Gold Derby Award||Gold Derby Awards||Ensemble Cast||Hairspray (2007)|
|2008||OFTA Film Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Music, Original Song||Hairspray (2007)|
|2008||OFTA Film Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Music, Adapted Song||Hairspray (2007)|
|2008||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Hairspray (2007)|