Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly

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Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly
Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly

(1985-06-28) June 28, 1985 (age 33)
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Other namesRae-Rae
OccupationActress, Film & theater producer, Dancer, Singer-songwriter, Model, Performing Arts Director, Motivational speaker, Philanthropist, Teacher
Years active1991–present

Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly (born June 28, 1985) is an American film and television actress.

Life and career[edit]

Kelly was born in Fairfax, Virginia. She later moved to Atlanta, Georgia for better exposure in her film career. Kelly was taught by Janet Lawing at Covenant Presbyterian preschool in Marietta, Georgia. She graduated Valedictorian from Sunland Christian Academy in Sunland, California and attended Hillcrest Christian School in Granada Hills, California.

She attended Mount St. Mary's College in Brentwood and is a graduate of UCLA in Westwood.

She performed in several film and television projects such as A Time to Kill and What's Love Got to Do with It as young Tina Turner with Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett. Kelly has also appeared in guest-starring roles on shows like E.R. and Roseanne. In early 2010 Kelly played Marcia in the movie Preacher's Kid along with LeToya Luckett.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It Young Anna Mae Bullock
1995 How to Make an American Quilt Little Anna
1996 A Time to Kill[1] Tonya Hailey
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Reena Evers - Age 10
1998 The Last Weekend Raven Short film
1998 Milo Kendra
1998 Blossoms and Veils Short film
2000 Odessa Angela Short film
2001 Flossin Ardelia
2007 Tournament of Dreams Slick
2009 Genius in Heels Zora Short film
2010 Preacher's Kid Marcia
2011 Nocturnal Agony Bay Bay
2012 Locked in a Room Attorney Goldstein
2013 State of Mind Gina Short film
2016 The Rogue Sgt. Hills' Wife Pre-production, on hold
2017 Race to Judgment Kat Wallace Pre-production
Year Title Role Notes
1991-1993 I'll Fly Away Adlaine Harper 19 episodes
1993 Class of '61 Statie TV movie
1993 Living Single Camille Episode: "Living Single... with Children"
1993 I'll Fly Away: Then and Now Adlaine Harper TV movie
1994 Monty Tina Episode: "The Principal's Interest"
1994 Roc Robin Episode: "You Shouldn't Have to Lie"
1994 Sweet Justice Niara Episode: "The Power of Darkness: Part 1"
1994 Roseanne Geena Williams Episode: "White Men Can't Kiss"
1994 Lily in Winter Louetta Covington TV movie
1994 Touched by an Angel Serena Episode: "Fear Not"
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Goldina Episode: "King Midas"
1996 America's Dream Lara TV movie
1996 ER Monique Episode: "John Carter, M.D."
1996 The Sentinel Pam Ferris Episode: "Out of the Past"
1997 The Ditchdigger's Daughters Young Jeanette TV movie
1997 Ms. Scrooge Young Ebenita TV movie
1998 Maximum Bob[2] Wanda Grace 7 episodes
1999 Any Day Now Episode: "A Parent's Job"
2000 Freedom Song Dora Charles TV movie
2000 City of Angels Savannah Episode: "When Worlds Colitis"
2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family Estelle Episode: "Killing Me Softly"
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lisa Episode: "The Body"
2002 Even Stevens Denise Episode: "Your Toast"
2004 "Good Girls Don't..." Shaquandra Episode: "I Never"
2006 Hannah Montana Olivia Episode: "I Can't Make You Love Hannah If You Don't"
2018–present Fly Capt. Skylar Wyatt Also writer

Awards & nominations[edit]

  • 1993, win, Young Artist Award for Outstanding Actress Under Ten in a Television Series for I'll Fly Away
  • 1994, win, Young Artist Award for Youth Actress Leading Role in a Television Series, for I'll Fly Away
  • 1995, win, Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a TV Miniseries or Special for Lily in Winter
  • 1995, win, Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Youth Actress - TV Guest Star for Sweet Justice
  • 1997, nomination, Young Star Awards for 'Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film' for A Time to Kill
  • 1998, nomination, Young Artist Award for 'Best Performance in a TV Movie or Feature Film - Young Ensemble' for The Ditchdigger's Daughters
  • 2000, nomination, Young Star Awards for 'Best Young Actress/Performance in a Miniseries/Made-For-TV Film' for Freedom Song
  • 2009, win, NAACP Theater Awards Best Lead Actress in a Play for Turpentine Jake


  1. ^ Times Daily. "Weekend Movie Guide". August 2, 1996, p. 2C. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Moore, Scott. "Appealing, quirky drama premieres tonight" (Review). Eugene Register-Guard, August 4, 1998, p. 9A. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.

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