American actor and singer Algee Smith. He is one of the newer Disney stars who is succeeding in both singing and acting, demonstrating his versatility. Smith, who is originally from Michigan, relocated to Atlanta with his family when he was eight years old. He was greatly affected by the city’s vibrant culture, and at age nine, he recorded his first rap song. In the 2012 television series “How to Rock,” Smith made his acting debut. He then made appearances in programs including “Army Wives,” “Earth to Echo,” and “Complications.” He was cast as Da Boss in the Disney musical television movie “Let It Shine” in 2012. He played Ralph Tresvant, a contemporary American R&B musician, in the biographical miniseries “The New Edition Story.” He released his first extended play, titled “Listen EP,” on Access Records in June 2017. Additionally, he contributed the song “Grow” to the “Detroit” soundtrack from 2017 as well.
Algee Smith’s Career
In the adolescent sitcom “How to Rock” on Nickelodeon, Algee Smith made his acting debut in 2012. In the pilot episode of “How to Rock Braces and Glasses,” he portrayed Spencer. He also made a guest appearance as Sam in the drama series “Army Wives” on Lifetime’s sixth season, “Casualties.”
His performance in the musical television movie “Let It Shine” significantly advanced his professional standing. He was hired by Disney for the first time, and he was given the important role of Da Boss in the movie. It provided him with the chance to showcase his acting and singing talents.
2014’s science fiction film “Earth to Echo,” which used a discovery video, marked Smith’s big-screen debut. He portrayed one of the supporting characters, Marcus Simms. He was chosen to play Theo, a recurrent character, in the drama-thriller “Complications” on the USA Network in 2015. He was chosen to play Rae in Mykelti Williamson’s film “Sons 2 the Grave” and had an uncredited part in “Barely Lethal,” which starred Samuel L. Jackson.
In 2016, he made an appearance in the television movie “The Infamous,” played Warren in TV One’s “Here We Go Again,” and played E.J. in the soap opera “Saints & Sinners” on Bounce TV.
He had a great start to 2017 as he was cast as Ralph Tresvant in “The New Edition Story.” Smith’s stepfather, John Eley, had worked with Tresvant for a number of years and assisted Smith in getting ready for the part. The miniseries debuted on the BET Network on January 24 and ran there through January 26. Positive feedback and high ratings were received. Smith performed admirably in his first major part, even matching Tresvant’s vocal range.
His subsequent endeavor was the 2017 historical murder drama “Detroit,” in which he was chosen to play Larry Reed, the lead vocalist of a seasoned black R&B band. He also sang the song “Grow” for the movie’s soundtrack. For its screenplay, directing, and performances, “Detroit” received positive reviews from critics.
He had a brief appearance in an episode of the science fiction anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” on Channel 4 at the beginning of the year. He also played Ralph Tresvant again in the musical biopic “The Bobby Brown Story.” In the upcoming drama movie “The Hate U Give,” Smith will make an appearance.
Smith is pursuing a career as a musician in addition. In 2013, he released his first single, “She Say.” His debut extended play, entitled “Listen EP,” was made available through Access Records on June 22, 2017.
Aglee’s Individual Life
Algee Smith was born to Tanesha Eley and Algee Smith III on November 7, 1994 in Saginaw, Michigan. Smith was reared by his mother, a fashion designer, and musician John Eley, who she later married. His biological father is still present in his life, though. Soteria is the name of his sister.
Smith first registered for Early Head Start and Kempton Elementary but quickly departed to receive home education. He developed a deep affinity for performing very early in life. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with his family when he was eight years old. He briefly went back in 2001, only to return to Atlanta the following year. Currently, Smith resides in Los Angeles, California.
His time spent in Atlanta had a significant impact on him. His stepfather had already had an impact on him, and he was gradually valuing music. According to him, working and living in a metropolis helped him “improve my skill.”
He recorded his first rap song at the age of nine, and seven years later, at the age of 16, he was given the opportunity to compete in Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” competition. Will Smith has been named as one of Algee’s sources of inspiration.
Estimated Net Worth
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