Innocent Onanovie Ekakitie 


Height: 4'4

Weight: 68 lbs

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: Dark Brown

DOB: 11/05/2013

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Innocent Ekakitie is a 7-year-old Nigerian-American actor who is currently in production shooting the long awaited NETFLIX film series, Ivy & Bean, directed by Elissa Down. Innocent landed the role of Leo, the fun-loving, energetic and playful male counterpart to bestie, Bean, after an international casting search for young actors.  Innocent  starred in "Little America: The Baker", which landed a 2020 Emmy Nomination Consideration. He is currently recurring on ABC-Freeform's, "Good Trouble",  in the role of Shine, the quick witted and rambunctious little brother who keeps everyone on their toes.  Innocent most recently co-starred in  UMC's "For The Love of Jason",  and  Warner Bros/Disney Television Studios pilot, "Abbott Elementary", which recently received a series order from ABC.  As a Singer/Actor/Dancer, Innocent can also be seen utilizing his "triple threat" skills on Nickelodeon's "Face's Music Party". Innocent was chosen as one of a select group of children to be featured in Mortimer Productions Untitled Mickey Mouse Documentary, which is set to air in summer 2021. noted that Innocent is "One of the youngest rising stars in Apple TV's Little America".  Innocent's portrayal of Beatrice's son, Brian,  received highest reviews from media outlets including Buzz TV and ABC-7. "Little America" Director Chioke Nassor, and producers Sian Heder and Lee Eisenberg also gave rave reviews on the young actors' performance. 


 According to, "The truest “African American”, Innocent Jr. is the son of popular Nigerian American comedian, Wamilele, who began his journey as an immigrant to this country. Wamilele is currently a nominee for AFRIFAMU’s “Best African Comedian” Award. Innocent’s mom, Makeda Tene’, is an American actress, writer, and vocalist whose album “In The Atmosphere”, landed on the ballot for the 2019 Grammy Awards. It is no surprise that Innocent Jr. is destined for success."


Mortimer Productions | Mickey Mouse Documentary| 2021

Featured Child Interview


Warner Bros/ABC | Abbott Elementary (Pilot) | 2021

Shawn, Co-Star

Nickelodeon | Face's Music Party | 2021

Dancer/Singer, Lead

ABC Freeform | Good Trouble | 2021

Shine, Recurring Co-Star

UMC TV | For The Love of Jason | 2020

Brock, Co-Star

Apple TV-Universal| Little America | 2020

Brian, Lead

NBC Universal| The Kelley Clarkson Show| 2020

Featured, Musical Performance with Common


Hey Wonderful | Ross: "Get Your Spring On" | 2021

Spring Grid Boy

Sanctuary/ Anomaly| NY Life: Love Takes Action | 2020

Grandson -Superbowl Ad

Independent Media| Peacock: The Office Gossip | 2020


Smuggler | AIG | 2020

Student 8

Park Pictures | Comcast | 2020

Soccer Kid -Olympic Ad

Park Pictures | Walmart | 2018

Hero Boy

Special Skills

Sports: Basketball, Electric Scooter, Manual Scooter, Bicycle, Ping-Pong, Bowling, Swimming, Karate

Dance: Freestyle

Improvisation -Comedy

Dialects: Southern, Nigerian

Music: Singer (Alto/Soprano), Rapping

Miscellaneous: Gamer

True TV| Laff Mobb | 2020

Hassan, Lead