Elijah Kelley Net Worth

Elijah Kelley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Elijah Kelley net worth is
$1 Million

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.

Full NameElijah Kelley
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 1, 1986
Place Of BirthLaGrange, Georgia USA
Height1.69 m
ProfessionActor, singer, dancer
EducationLong Cane Middle School, Troup County High School
AwardsCritics Choice Award (2008), Hollywood Film Award (2007), Ensemble Cast Award (2008)
AlbumsSoundtracks: Hairspray Soundtrack (2007), DisneyMania 6 (2008), Sex and the City: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vol. 2 (2008)
NominationsScreen 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)
1Growing 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.
2I'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.
1Coming out with his debut album 'Love Letters', due out in September 2008 [July 2008]
2Was ranked #30 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
3Awarded the key to the city (La Grange) in July 2007.
4After high school graduation he moved with his family to Los Angeles to pursue his career seriously.
5As a child he performed in a gospel band in his hometown and appeared in several Coca-Cola commercials.
6He 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 Story2017TV Movie completedAdult Ricky Bell
The New Edition Story2017TV Series post-productionRicky Bell
The Wiz Live!2015TV MovieScarecrow
Strange Magic2015Sunny (voice)
Boys of Abu Ghraib2014Tunde
The Butler2013/ICharlie Gaines (15-18)
Red Tails2012Samuel 'Joker' George
Dirty Sexy Money2009TV SeriesElon Elder
Rome & Jewel2008Ben
Heavens Fall2006Leroy Wright
Take the Lead2006Danjou
Numb3rs2006TV SeriesAnthony
Everybody Hates Chris2005TV SeriesGuy
The Shield2005TV SeriesJaymon
28 Days2000Darnell
A Lesson Before Dying1999TV MovieClarence
Mama Flora's Family1998TV Mini-SeriesYoung Willie


Strange Magic2015performer: "Three Little Birds", "Three Little Birds Dark Forest Version", "Say Hey", "Three Little Birds Reprise", "Three Little Birds Encore"
This Is 402012performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Hairspray2007performer: "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!2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scream Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth2007Video documentary shortHimself
You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray'2007Video documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
'Hairspray' Extentions2007Video documentary shortHimself
It's 'Hairspray'!2007Video documentary shortHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleHairspray (2007)
2008Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalHairspray (2007)
2007Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearHairspray (2007)

Nominated Awards

2016BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmStrange Magic (2015)
2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongHairspray (2007)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastHairspray (2007)
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongHairspray (2007)
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongHairspray (2007)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHairspray (2007)

Known for movies

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