Elijah Kelley

Elijah Kelley

  • Highest Rated: 91% Hairspray (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 16% Strange Magic (2015)
  • Birthday: Aug 1, 1986
  • Birthplace: LaGrange, Georgia, USA
  • Multifaceted performer Elijah Kelley debuted on camera in his early teens, initially with bit parts that included roles in the racially-themed drama A Lesson Before Dying (1999) and the prime-time cop drama The Shield. Kelley's enduring passions and most heightened gifts, however, lay in dancing and vocal performance -- gifts he showcased with great aplomb in two successive projects: the dance-themed drama Take the Lead (2006) and the blockbuster movie musical Hairspray (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet BET Tales: Brothers Actor 2019
16% Strange Magic Sunny $10.3M 2015
30% Boys of Abu Ghraib Tunde 2014
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler Charlie Gaines $116.7M 2013
40% Red Tails Samuel "Joker" George $49.6M 2012
No Score Yet Vacation! Executive Producer 2011
91% Hairspray Seaweed J. Stubbs $118.9M 2007
43% Take the Lead Danjou $34.8M 2006
No Score Yet Rome and Jewel Ben 2006
32% 28 Days Darnell 2000
80% A Lesson Before Dying Clarence 1999

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Tales
2017
  • 2019
No Score Yet Star
2016
Andy
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Anthony
  • 2006
90% The Shield
2002-2008
Jaymon
  • 2005

QUOTES FROM Elijah Kelley CHARACTERS

Motormouth Maybelle
(to kids) Well, looks like y'all took a step out of bounce, who do we have here?
Motormouth Maybelle
[to kids] Well, looks like y'all took a step out of bounce, who do we have here?
Seaweed J. Stubbs
Mama I want you to meet my new friends, this here's Link and this is Tracy Turnblad
Tracy Turnblad
This is just so afrotastic!
Motormouth Maybelle
(looks at Tracy)
Motormouth Maybelle
[looks at Tracy]
Seaweed J. Stubbs
(grabs Penny) and this here is Penny Pingleton
Seaweed J. Stubbs
[grabs Penny] and this here is Penny Pingleton
Penny Pingleton
I'm very pleased and scared to be here
Motormouth Maybelle
Oh honey we've got more reason to be scared on your street (walks over to Latoya whose messing with a record) Latoya put that record down you gonna scratch it!
Motormouth Maybelle
Oh honey we've got more reason to be scared on your street [walks over to Latoya whose messing with a record] Latoya put that record down you gonna scratch it!