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Innocent Onanovie Ekakitie 

           SAG-AFTRA

Height: 4'6

Weight: 82 lbs

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: Dark Brown

DOB: 11/05/2013

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Innocent Ekakitie is an 8-year-old Nigerian-American actor who is currently playing the Supporting role of "Leo" in the long-awaited NETFLIX film series, "Ivy & Bean", directed by Elissa Down. Other current projects include "9-1-1" on FOX, a series regular on Warner Bros.' "Tom & Jerry",  Disney's upcoming 2003 release of the animated film, "Elemental", Young Rusty on Netflix's "Freeridge", and a feature on the All-State National Commercial Pee-Wee Football spot. 

Innocent starred in "Little America: The Baker", which landed a 2020 Emmy Nomination Consideration. Innocent can be seen on Season 3 of ABC-Freeform's, "Good Trouble",  in the role of Shine, the quick witted and rambunctious little brother who keeps everyone on their toes.  Innocent also co-starred in  UMC's "For The Love of Jason",  and  Warner Bros/Disney Television Studios pilot, "Abbott Elementary".  As a Singer/Actor/Dancer, Innocent can also be seen utilizing his "triple threat" skills on Nickelodeon's "Face's Music Party". 

ABC-7.com 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 ABC-7.com, "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 was a recent  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."

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Film

Netflix | Ivy & Bean (Movie #1) | 2022 

Leo/ Supporting

Netflix | Ivy & Bean (Movie #2) | 2022 

Leo/ Supporting

Netflix | Ivy & Bean (Movie #3) | 2022 

Leo/ Supporting

Mortimer Productions | Mickey Mouse Documentary| 2022

Featured Child Interview

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Television

Netflix | Freeridge | 2022

Young Rusty, Co-Star

20th Century Fox | 9-1-1 "Let The Games Begin" | 2022

Jeremy, Co-Star

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

Shawn, Co-Star

ABC Freeform | Good Trouble | 2021

Shine, Recurring Co-Star (3 episodes)

Little  America Promo

UMC TV | For The Love of Jason | 2020

Brock, Co-Star

Nickelodeon | Face's Music Party (Pilot)| 2021

Dancer/Singer, Lead

Apple TV-Universal| Little America | 2020

Brian, Lead

NBC Universal| The Kelley Clarkson Show| 2020

Featured, Musical Performance with Common

True TV| Laff Mobb | 2020

Hassan, Lead

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Commercials

TJ Maxx Mother's Day | 2022| Principle

Branded Entertainment| Nickelodeon / Legos | 2022| Principle

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All State "Mayhem" Pee Wee Football | 2022| Principle

LAPD| See Yourself in Blue | 2022| Principle

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

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

Grandson -Superbowl Ad

Independent Media| Peacock: The Office Gossip | 2020

Owen

Smuggler | AIG | 2020

Student 8

Park Pictures | Comcast | 2020

Soccer Kid -Olympic Ad

Park Pictures | Walmart | 2018

Hero Boy

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Voice Over

Warner Bros. | Tom & Jerry | 2022

Baby Jumbo, Series Regular

Disney Pixar| Lumen and Elemental| 2022

Marc

Podcast | The Peepkins| 2022

Ezra and Young Boy

Special Skills

Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Electric Scooter, Manual Scooter, Bicycle, Ping-Pong, Bowling, Swimming, Karate (Shaolin)

Dance: Freestyle

Improvisation -Comedy

Dialects: Southern, Nigerian

Music: Singer (Alto/Soprano), Rapping

Miscellaneous: Gamer