|Occupation Actor, singer, dancer|
Height 1.69 m
Years active 1998–present
|Name Elijah Kelley|
TV shows The Wiz Live!
|Born August 1, 1986 (age 29) (1986-08-01) LaGrange, Georgia, U.S.|
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Movies Hairspray, Strange Magic, Red Tails, The Butler, Take the Lead
Similar People David Alan Grier, Nikki Blonsky, Queen Latifah, Uzo Aduba, Zac Efron
Education Troup County High School
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Elijah Kelley (born August 1, 1986) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He appeared in films such as 28 Days (2000), Take the Lead (2006), Hairspray (2007), Red Tails (2012) Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), NBC's live-musical event The Wiz Live! (2015) and as Ricky Bell in The New Edition Story (2017).
- When kids interview with strange magic actors elijah kelley and meredith anne bull
- Elijah kelley sings neil meron happy birthday stevie wonder style radio andy
- Early life
- Hairspray singles
- DisneyMania 6 singles
- Semi Pro
Elijah kelley sings neil meron happy birthday stevie wonder style radio andy
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. As a child, he starred in Coca-Cola commercials and played a role in the film Mama 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 Los Angeles after graduating from high school.
In 2007, Kelley starred in the film adaptation of Hairspray. Both his performance and the film received positive reviews. On December 2, 2011, Kelley sang "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!