Elijah Kelley, January 2008
August 1, 1986
LaGrange, Georgia, U.S.
Actor, singer, dancer
Elijah Kelley (born August 1, 1986) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He appeared in films such as (2000), 28 Days (2006), Take the Lead (2007), and Hairspray (2013). Lee Daniels' The Butler
Early life [ edit ]
Kelley was born and raised in
LaGrange, Georgia. He attended Long Cane Middle School and Troup County High School, where he participated in the school's show choir for years. [1 ] As a child, he starred in [2 ] Coca-Cola commercials and played a role in the film Mamma Flora's Family. He also performed in a church choir and gospel band with his family. His parents, determined to keep their son down to earth, went with him when he moved to [3 ] Los Angeles after graduating from high school. [4 ]
In 2007, Kelley starred in the
film adaptation of . Hairspray Both his performance and the film received positive reviews. [5 ] On December 2, 2011, Kelley sang " [6 ] The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.
In 2015, Kelley was cast in the role of the
Scarecrow in NBC's production of The Wiz Live! [7 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
Soundtracks [ edit ]
Hairspray singles [ edit ]
"Run and Tell That"
"Come So Far"
"You Can't Stop the Beat"
DisneyMania 6 singles [ edit ]
Semi-Pro [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Barnes, Brad (July 20, 2007). "LaGrange to honor local 'Hairspray' star". Ledger-Enquirer . Retrieved . July 21, 2007
^ Eisner, Ken (July 19, 2007). "Hairspray's Kelley energized by cast". Straight.com . Retrieved . July 21, 2007
^ "Elijah Kelley: Whoa, Who's That Kid?". Time. July 19, 2007.
^ Every time he comes to LaGrange Georgia he loves to eat his Aunt Judy's sweet potato pie and he says he will be at his Family Reunion this year in Savannah Georgia USA WEEKEND
^ " Elijah Kelley to Play Seaweed in ". Hairspray Film BroadwayWorld.com. July 3, 2006. Retrieved July 2, 2007.
^ Prudom, Laura (August 13, 2015). "‘The Wiz’: Common, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley Join NBC Live Musical". Variety . Retrieved . November 19, 2015
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