recently starred as DJ
, the macho yet introverted and artsy student who perfects his dancing skills to outwit a fellow student in New Line Cinema's Take the Lead alongside Antonio Banderas
and Alfre Woodard
Born in LaGrange, Georgia, Kelley grew up knowing acting, singing and music were his passions. In June of 2004 Kelley made the move to Los Angeles to further his acting dreams. Accompanied by his parents, who left everything behind in support of him, his career did nothing but surge ahead. He has landed roles on television shows including Everybody Hates Chris, Numbers and The Shield. He also plays the supporting role of Leroy Wright in the feature Heavens Fall with David Strathairn, Timothy Hutton and Leelee Sobieski, which premiered March 13th, 2006 in Texas at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
In addition to his acting, Kelley enjoys singing as well as writing and composing music, spending time on the basketball court and playing tennis. He resides in Los Angeles.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
Elijah Kelley Facts
|Hairspray: Deluxe Edition|
|Take the Lead|
|17 Again / Hairspray|