Elijah Kelley(Actor) Bio, Age, Girlfriend, Net worth, Movies, Tv Shows

Elijah Kelley

Elijah Kelley Bio

Elijah Kelley is an american actor,singer and dancer from LaGrange, Georgia. He has 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), as Ricky Bell in The New Edition Story (2017), and Star (2017).

Elijah Kelley Age

He was born on 1 August, 1986 and is currently 36 years old as of 2023.

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Elijah Kelley Life|Early Life

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.

Elijah Kelley Career

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!

He was cast as singer Ricky Bell for the 2017 BET Biography Miniseries the New Edition Story. He was credited for his help in considering Luke James, who is a long time musical associate of his to audition for the producers of the miniseries to be cast as the bandmate Johnny Gill.

In 2017, Elijah was cast alongside with Luke James as a recurring role for the 2nd season of Lee Daniels musical drama Star on FOX.


Looking at his dating life, he has either been very successful at being secretive or he has not dated anyone in the past. There have been some rumors at a time, however, that Elijah Kelley’s girlfriend was Amanda Bynes. This turned out to be false as they were only very close.

Elijah Kelley Net Worth

Elijah has an estimated net worth of 1 million dollars as of 2023.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 28 Days Darnell  
2006 Take the Lead Danjou  
2006 Heavens Fall Leroy Wright  
2007 Hairspray Seaweed J. Stubbs Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble Of The Year
Young Hollywood Award for One to Watch
Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Rome & Jewel Ben Direct-to-video
2012 Red Tails Samuel “Joker” George  
2013 The Butler Charlie Gaines  
2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib Tunde  
2015 Strange Magic Sunny Voice

TV Shows

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Mama Flora’s Family Young Willie Television film
1999 A Lesson Before Dying Clarence Television film
2005 The Shield Jaymon Episode: “Grave”
2005 Everybody Hates Chris Waiter Episode: “Everybody Hates the Babysitter”
2006 Numb3rs Anthony Episode: “The OG”
2009 Dirty Sexy Money Elon Elder Episode: “The Facts”
2015 The Wiz Live! Scarecrow / Sticks The Farmhand Man #3 NBC live TV musical
2017 The New Edition Story Ricky Bell BET 3-part Miniseries
2017— 2018 Star Andy Recurring Role
2018 The Bobby Brown Story Ricky Bell BET 2-part Miniseries

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