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Elijah Kelley is a Actor, Executive Producer and Sound American born on 1 august 1986 at LaGrange (USA)

Elijah Kelley

Elijah Kelley
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 august 1986 (37 years) at LaGrange (USA)

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), and Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013).


Elijah ayant terminé ses études au Troup County High School, il se retrouve "starisé" par une publicité pour la célèbre marque de soda Coca-Cola, puis il a joué un petit rôle dans le film Flora et les siens. Il a ensuite chanté dans une chorale de gospel avec sa famille. Ensuite la famille Kelley déménage pour Los Angeles.

En 2006 il passe l'audition pour le rôle de Seaweed J.Stubbs dans l'adaptation de la comédie musicale Hairspray et est retenu.

On le verra aussi dans une biographie filmique de Sammy Davis Jr. où il tiendra le rôle titre.

Elijah pourrait reprendre le rôle de Seaweed pour une suite de Hairspray dont la sortie serait prévue en 2010, mais rien n'est encore confirmé.

Il joue aussi le rôle Danjou dans le film Dance with me avec Antonio Banderas.

Il joue également dans Dirty Sexy Money dans le rôle de Elon le fils de Simon Elder.
Il joue aussi dans Tout le monde déteste Chris dans un rôle figurant.

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(2 films)
Adam Shankman
Adam Shankman
(1 films)
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(1 films)
John Waters
John Waters
(2 films)
Luke Moran
Luke Moran
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Elijah Kelley (11 films)

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Strange Magic, 1h39
Directed by Gary Rydstrom
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley
Roles Sunny (voice)
Rating57% 2.8753252.8753252.8753252.8753252.875325
The realm is divided between a land of fairies and light, and a land of bog creatures living in the dark forest. Primrose flowers, which are a crucial ingredient to love potions, mark the border between the lands. Marianne is a fairy princess and heir to the throne of the Fairy Kingdom, and is engaged to be married to Roland, a handsome warrior who breaks her heart when she discovers him kissing another fairy on their wedding day. Scorned, Marianne vows to never fall in love again. Sometime later, her sister Dawn, who frequently says she is in love, is distraught regarding the upcoming Spring Ball over which boy she could meet there. Her best friend Sunny, an elf who has a crush on Dawn, tries to cheer her up with a song, but they are nearly devoured by a giant lizard before a hardened Marianne rescues them. Sunny, having fallen through the border of the dark forest, finds a Primrose petal, which he subsequently hides when fleeing the forest.
Boys of Abu Ghraib, 1h42
Directed by Luke Moran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Actors Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Luke Moran, John Heard, Michael Welch, Scott Patterson
Roles Tunde
Rating54% 2.7036452.7036452.7036452.7036452.703645
The film starts in 2003, the day before 22-year-old Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) ships out for Iraq, having joined the Army Reserves in hopes of being part of something bigger than himself.
The Butler
The Butler (2013)
, 2h12
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman
Roles Charlie Gaines (15-18)
Rating72% 3.6010453.6010453.6010453.6010453.601045
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.
Red Tails
Red Tails (2012)
, 2h5
Directed by George Lucas, Anthony Hemingway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo
Roles Samuel ‘Joker’ George
Rating59% 2.954822.954822.954822.954822.95482
In 1944, as the air war over Europe enters a deadly phase with increasing losses of bombers, the 332d Expeditionary Operations Group (the Tuskegee Airmen) consisting of young African-American USAAF fighter pilots, after enduring racism throughout their recruitment and training in the Tuskegee training program, are finally sent into combat in Italy. Although flying worn-out Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft and chafing at their ground attack missions, the Tuskegee Airmen recognize they may never fight the Luftwaffe. The tight-knit group of Capt. Martin "Easy" Julian, 1st Lt. Joe "Lightning" Little, 2nd Lt. Ray "Ray Gun" Gannon, 2nd Lt. Andrew "Smokey" Salem, and 2nd Lt. Samuel "Joker" George under the guidance of Major Emanuel Stance and Col. A.J. Bullard, face a white military bureaucracy still resistant to accepting black flyers as equals.
Rome & Jewel, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Hip hop films, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Gangster films
Actors Nate Parker, Lindsey Haun, Elijah Kelley, Cleavant Derricks, John Rubinstein, Greg Siff
Rating42% 2.126222.126222.126222.126222.12622
Compton-native Rome (Nate Parker) is the son of Reverend Q (Cleavant Derricks) and has angst for Jewel (Lindsey Haun), the daughter of Los Angeles Mayor Capps (John Rubinstein) who lives in Beverly Hills. Using a reworked dialogue such as "deep inside I’m tender/sweeter than Splenda/and if you must know the truth/my heart's not bulletproof" and despite his father's wishes that he avoid upper-class white women, Rome meets Jewel at her sweet 16 party. They achieve love-at-first sight over bilateral rap discourse and have a quick wedding in Las Vegas. After the tragic ending befalls both teens, the fathers come to a realization that color should not distinguish humanity.
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Roles Seaweed
Rating66% 3.3499553.3499553.3499553.3499553.349955
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
Take the Lead, 1h58
Directed by Liz Friedlander
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Musical films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley
Roles Danjou
Rating66% 3.3034353.3034353.3034353.3034353.303435
A group students prepare for a school dance. Rock arrives with a damaged ticket and is denied entry by Mr. Temple and Principal James. After leaving, Rock and a group of thugs proceed to vandalize the Principal's car. Pierre Dulaine catches them in the act, but they flee before Pierre is able to interrogate them further.
28 Days
28 Days (2000)
, 1h45
Directed by Betty Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins, Diane Ladd, Steve Buscemi
Roles Darnell
Rating61% 3.0502353.0502353.0502353.0502353.050235
Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) spends her nights in a drunken haze with her boyfriend, Jasper (Dominic West). She ruins her sister (Elizabeth Perkins) Lily's wedding by showing up late and disheveled, delivering a drunken, rambling speech, and knocking over the wedding cake. Intoxicated, Gwen steals a limousine from the reception, tries to locate a cake store, and winds up losing control of the car and crashing into a house. She is given a choice between 28 days in jail or in a rehab center, and she chooses rehab.
A Lesson Before Dying, 1h45
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall, Brent Jennings, Dana Ivey
Roles Clarence
Rating66% 3.339563.339563.339563.339563.33956
Dans le Sud américain des années 40, un afro-américain est accusé, à tort, du meurtre d'un gérant de magasin. Au cours de sa défense, son avocat Blanc le compare à un cochon, pour expliquer qu'il n'était pas en pleine possession de ses moyens. Condamné à mort malgré tout, sa mère et sa tante demandent au professeur de l'école locale (joué par Don Cheadle) de rendre visite quotidiennement à leur protégé afin de lui rappeler qu'il n'est pas qu'un animal dénué de raison, mais qu'il est avant tout un humain digne.


Vacation! (2010)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime, Politic
Actors Trieste Kelly Dunn, Michael Abbott Jr.
Roles Executive Producer
Rating46% 2.348752.348752.348752.348752.34875
Quatre amies se retrouvent pour une semaine de fête à la plage. Le sable, le soleil et les margaritas sont au rendez-vous, jusqu'à ce que l'une d'entre elle soit retrouvée morte.


The Junior Defenders, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Ally Sheedy, John Waters, Brian O'Halloran, Pauly Shore, Justin Henry, Florence Henderson
Roles Sound
Rating44% 2.2475252.2475252.2475252.2475252.247525
With a fanbase that rivaled Star Trek '​s, The Junior Defenders was one of the top TV hits of the late '70s. 25 years following the show's sudden cancellation, a crazed fan named Norman is still obsessed with the show. In his mania, Norman treks across the country in a stolen Winnebago, kidnapping the four washed-up former child stars, Jill, Mitch, Jimmy, and Tommy, from his beloved childhood program. The kidnappings spark a national media frenzy. Once in Hollywood, Norman takes over a soundstage and forces the cast at gunpoint to act in his brand-new episode of The Junior Defenders.