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Elijah Kelley net worth:
$1 Million

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Elijah Kelley Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Edition Story 2017 TV Movie completed Adult Ricky Bell
The New Edition Story 2017 TV Series post-production Ricky Bell
The Wiz Live! 2015 TV Movie Scarecrow
Strange Magic 2015 Sunny (voice)
Boys of Abu Ghraib 2014 Tunde
The Butler 2013/I Charlie Gaines (15-18)
Red Tails 2012 Samuel 'Joker' George
Dirty Sexy Money 2009 TV Series Elon Elder
Rome & Jewel 2008 Ben
Hairspray 2007 Seaweed
Heavens Fall 2006 Leroy Wright
Take the Lead 2006 Danjou
Numb3rs 2006 TV Series Anthony
Everybody Hates Chris 2005 TV Series Guy
The Shield 2005 TV Series Jaymon
28 Days 2000 Darnell
A Lesson Before Dying 1999 TV Movie Clarence
Mama Flora's Family 1998 TV Mini-Series Young Willie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strange Magic 2015 performer: "Three Little Birds", "Three Little Birds Dark Forest Version", "Say Hey", "Three Little Birds Reprise", "Three Little Birds Encore"
This Is 40 2012 performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Hairspray 2007 performer: "Run and Tell That" 2001, "Without Love" 2001, "You Can't Stop the Beat" 2001, "Come So Far Got So Far To Go"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of the Wiz Live! 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Scream Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth 2007 Video documentary short Himself
You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray' 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
'Hairspray' Extentions 2007 Video documentary short Himself
It's 'Hairspray'! 2007 Video documentary short Himself
2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· John Travolta
· Michelle Pfeifer
· Queen Latifah
· Amanda Bynes
· Zac Efron
· Christopher Walken
· James Marsden
· Taylor Parks
· Allison Janney
2008 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Queen Latifah
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Brittany Snow
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2007 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· John Travolta
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Christopher Walken
· Amanda Bynes
· James Marsden
· Brittany Snow
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Strange Magic (2015) · Alan Cumming
· Evan Rachel Wood
· Meredith Anne Bull
· Sam Palladio
· Kristin Chenoweth
· Maya Rudolph
· Alfred Molina
· Peter Stormare
· Kevin Michael Richardson
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Hairspray (2007) · Queen Latifah
· Nikki Blonsky
· Zac Efron
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Hairspray (2007) · Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics by)
· Scott Wittman (music and lyrics by)
· Queen Latifah (performed by)
· Nikki Blonsky (performed by)
· Zac Efron (performed by)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Hairspray (2007) · Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics by)
· Scott Wittman (lyrics by)
· Nikki Blonsky (performed by)
· Zac Efron (performed by)
· Amanda Bynes (performed by)
· John Travolta (performed by)
· Queen Latifah (performed by)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken


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#Fact
1 Coming out with his debut album 'Love Letters', due out in September 2008 [July 2008]
2 Was ranked #30 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
3 Awarded the key to the city (La Grange) in July 2007.
4 After high school graduation he moved with his family to Los Angeles to pursue his career seriously.
5 As a child he performed in a gospel band in his hometown and appeared in several Coca-Cola commercials.
6 He 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.

#Quote
1 Growing 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.
2 I'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.


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