Algee Smith is an American-born actor and recent actor to emerge from Disney’s star-studded platform. This young actor rose to fame with his appearance in series like The New Edition Story and the latest drama series, Euphoria.
A native of Michigan, Smith, is here to stay as one of the top celebrities. Apart from acting, Algee has proved to be successful as a singer as well. Rather than depending on and recounting his good old days as a Disney star, Smith is reluctant to make new history out of his comfort zone.
The plan is not easy, but Algee is determined to make it work. This is an article about him, a man on a mission.
Algee Smith: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Algee Smith|
|Age:||27 Years Old|
|Birth Date:||November 7, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Saginaw, Michigan, US|
|Father’s Name:||Algee Smith III|
|Mother’s Name:||Tanesha Eley|
|Step-Father’s Name:||John Eley|
|Height:||5 feet 6 inches(168 cm)|
|Weight:||60 kg(132 lbs)|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Salary:||$13k- $16k (per episode)|
|Social Media:||Instagram, Twitter|
Is Algee Smith related to Will Smith?
Will Smith and Algee Smith; one is the name that Hollywood never dares to forget, while the other is vying to achieve that same status within his career. But despite having a similar surname, ‘Smith,’ the two are in no way related.
However, we can see why people can think these two are related. Apart from coming from the same ethnic background, both are talented young individuals in the acting industry.
Enough to say, Algee cited ‘Will Smith as one of his inspirations.
Who is Algee Smith’s father?- Bio and Parents
The young actor Algee Smith was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, the United States of America. He is the son of his parents, Algee Smith III, and Tanesha Eley, a fashion designer. His mother later married a musician, John Eley.
Besides his parents, Algee grew up with his younger sister, Soteria. He was just eight years old when Smith’s whole family moved to Atlanta for a better life. And indeed, Smith found the new place perfect to explore his hidden singing and acting talent.
As for his education, Algee went to Early Head Start and Kempton Elementary but was later homeschooled.
Already musically influenced by his stepfather, Smith has confessed on many occasions how the city helped him “perfect my craft.” Likewise, Algee was just nine when he first recorded a rap song.
Then at the age of 16, he received an opportunity to take part in Radio Disney’s ‘Next Big Thing’ competition.
How old is Algee Smith?- Age and Body Measurements
The star in the making, former Disney star Algee Smith, was born on November 7, 1994, making him 27 years old. Also, his star sign happens to be Scorpio, one of the most mysterious, enchanting, and alluring signs of all.
Likewise, the actor stands just 5 feet 6 inches(168 cm) and weighs around 60 kgs(132 lbs). Besides his height, Smith has a mesomorph body thanks to his rigorous workout routines and staying faithful to healthy diets.
Other than that, Smith looks sleek with his short black hair and stunning black eyes. However, he said that black men’s hair is excessively neglected in the industry, and people exhibit racism while knowing the historical importance of black people’s haircuts.
Instead of fighting, he lets his wife cut his hair rather than picking up with everyone he finds cause racism cant to be only be solved by him; instead, people need to change their perceptions.
He, too, has a tattoo on his hand and chest, but no information is known about it.
Career- Movies and TV Shows
Already passionate about singing, Algee Smith debuted as an actor in 2012 in Nickelodeon’s sitcom, How to Rock. Then he portrayed the character of Spencer in the series How to Rock Braces and Glasses.
That year, Smith also guest-starred as Sam in Lifetime’s drama series, Army Wives. He appeared in season six’s ‘Casualties‘ episode. But the musical television film ‘Let It Shine’ played an essential part in boosting his career.
Not to mention, it was also the first Disney production that he participated in. The series lets him demonstrate both his acting and singing ability as Da Boss. It is incredible to think all this happened in just 2012.
Likewise, the year 2014 proved to be huge for him. He made his big-screen debut in the science fiction movie ‘Earth to Echo’ and played Marcus Simms. This was followed by his other role as Theo in the US Network’s drama-thriller Complications.
Moreover, in 2016, he starred in the television film, The Infamous and guest-starred as Warren in a TV show called ‘Here We Go Again’ followed by the TV soap opera Saints & Sinners.
The year 2017 proved to be another success for him. Algee started the year with Ralph Tresvant in the miniseries, The New Edition Story. His step-father helped him prepare for the role.
He reprised the role again for the biographical musical drama, The Bobby Brown Story.
His success was followed by a period of crime drama, Detroit, as Larry Reed. He was cast as the lead singer of a professional black R&B group and sang the track ‘Grow.’ For his performance, Smith bagged positive responses as the show.
Furthermore, his success streak continued in the year 2018 too. Smith guest-starred in an episode of Channel 4’s science fiction anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
As we mentioned, Algee is more than just an actor and has been active in the music scene since the age of nine. He released his first single, She Says, back in 2013 and released his next Ep ‘Listen Ep,’ on June 22, 2017.
He also is the cast of the popular series Euphoria but was not seen in Season 2 of it, for which he stated:
“I think that’s a question we have to ask our creator [Levinson], where he sees it going. We haven’t even gotten that far in the conversation, him and myself, on this.”
Though we have not seen him actually leave the cast, I hope we can see him in Season 3.
Algee Smith- Girlfriend and Dating
Young, dashing, and driven, Algee is a type of man on the list of most women. So, it comes as no surprise when fans flock to know and get dirt on his personal life.
Moreover, Algee recently has been dating Dalia Kaissi since 2022; however, he is very discreet about it ad shares very little information about their relationship, keeping it private to themself.
Net Worth and Income
Since he has been gaining popularity as a Chris McKay in the HBO series, Euphoria, many are eager to know more about him. From his personal to professional life, everything is out there.
In the midst of this, his financial data are also not safe from public eyes. As of 2020, this young actor has acquired a net worth of $2 million. Not to mention, most of his income comes from his successful career as an actor and a musician.
It was also reported that the Los Angeles native receives around $13k to $16k per episode. It is not much, but we are sure that the amount will soon be somewhere in six figures with his work and fame.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 867k Followers
Twitter– 101k Followers
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
Will Algee Smith still be in Euphoria?
Smith has shown no interest in living the cast of one of the most popular series, Euphoria, right now, so the only one who can decide on his stay is directors and screenwriters.
How do you pronounce Algee Smith?
It might not be very clear to many of us, but it is pronounced as al. jee Smith.