Algee Smith

Algee Smith

Movie Actor

Algee Smith IV is an American actor and singer. After appearing in several small television roles, Smith first rose to fame portraying Ralph Tresvant in BET's The New Edition Story miniseries. The same year, he garnered critical acclaim as Larry Reed in Kathryn Bigelow's film Detroit.

Full Name
Nov 7, 1994
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5′ 5″
Net Worth


Algee Smith was born on November 4, 1995, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is an American actor, singer and songwriter best known for his roles in films such as The Hate U Give and Detroit. Smith attended the Forest Hills Northern High School and then went on to earn a degree in Business Administration from Davenport University.

Smith's acting career began when he landed a small role in the 2013 film, We the Party. Following this, he appeared in a number of television series including Liv & Maddie, K.C. Undercover and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. In 2017, Smith starred in Detroit alongside John Boyega and Will Poulter which earned him critical acclaim. His other notable films are The Hate U Give (2018), The Holiday Calendar (2018) and Dear White People (2019).

As well as being an actor, Smith is also a talented musician who released his debut EP 'In My Zone' in 2018. He has collaborated with several rappers including Lil Yachty and Lil Baby as well as producing his own music videos on YouTube. Aside from his singing career, Smith has also been involved with various charities such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Stand Up To Cancer.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Algee Smith is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 18, 1995, Algee Smith was born in Saginaw, Michigan.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Appearance in 'Step Up Revolution'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Algee stars as a dancer in the fourth installment of the Step Up film series.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in 'Zeke and Luther'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Algee lands a lead role in the Disney XD television series Zeke and Luther.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in 'The New Edition Story'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Algee is cast to play Michael Bivins in BET's three-part miniseries The New Edition Story.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in 'The Hate U Give'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Algee plays the role of Khalil, a childhood friend of Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) in the drama based on Angie Thomas's best selling novel.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in 'The Upside'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Algee stars opposite Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston in the remake of the French film The Intouchables.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in 'Godzilla vs Kong'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Algee stars in the highly anticipated fourth installment of the MonsterVerse franchise.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Inspiring Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Algee Smith is an inspiring actor. He shows that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. His performances are always engaging and captivating, drawing the audience in and making them care about his characters.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Versatile Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Algee Smith is a versatile actor, being able to take on different roles and genres easily. From drama to comedy to action, he has proven himself to be a true master of the craft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Charitable Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Algee Smith gives back to his community through charitable events and donations. He has often gone above and beyond to help those in need, which is why he is so highly respected by everyone who knows him.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at a Young Age</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Algee Smith began his acting career at the young age of 12 in the stage production of The Lion King. He also appeared in commercials and on television shows.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Worked as a Professional Dancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before his breakout role in the movie "The Hate U Give," Algee Smith was a professional dancer. He has trained with choreographers such as Galen Hooks, Chuck Maldonado, and Luther Brown.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Algee Smith has made several appearances in music videos for popular artists such as Meek Mill, CeeLo Green, and ZAYN.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was Nominated for an NAACP Image Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Algee Smith was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in "The Hate U Give."</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Appeared in TV Series</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Algee Smith has appeared in the hit TV series "Riverdale" and "Empire." He also had a recurring role in season two of "The Oath" and is set to star in the upcoming Hulu series "The Dropout."</p></div>


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