Isaiah Russell-Bailey, born December 9, 2006, in Fort Worth, Texas, is an African-American actor, TikTok star, dancer, and model who is recognized for playing the role of Shaka in the Netflix series “Family Reunion.” At a very young age, Russell-Bailey is making himself and his family, especially his actress mother, proud. He appeared in several T.V. shows in minor roles before landing a major role in a Netflix superhero movie “We Can Be Heroes,” which came out in 2020. Did you know that at a young age, Russell-Bailey does extreme jumps and stunts? Well, now you know why we think very highly of him. Let’s celebrate him today!
5Isaiah Russell-Bailey is a young Los Angeles-based actor, TikTok star, dancer, and model who, at a very young age, is not only achieving greatness but also paving the way to bigger things. Unsurprisingly, he is the son of Brittany Perry Russell — a seasoned actress who is popularly known for her role in “13 Reasons Why” and Howard Earl Bailey Jr. — a rapper commonly known as Chingy. Following his early interest in acting and dancing — a fondness that grew from watching his mother on set — Russell-Bailey’s parents supported him in realizing his dreams by enrolling him in acting and dancing classes.
Russell-Bailey’s on-screen debut was in the 2018 T.V. series “Criminal Minds” in an episode titled ‘Miasma.’ He played the role of Young Malachi in two episodes of another T.V. series, “Giants.” He got his big break in the 2019 Netflix series “Family Reunion,” where he played the role of Shaka McKellen. As Shaka, he won the hearts of many and also received a lot of accolades. Subsequently, he was cast in the 2020 Netflix Black superhero movie “We Can Be Heroes,” featuring popular figures like his mother, Adriana Barraza, Jessica Lange, Haley Reinhart, and the famous Indian actress Priyanka Chopra.
Aside from his acting career, Russell-Bailey is also a model and has worked with top brands like Nike, Sketchers, Target, and G.X. He gets part of his quite sizeable net worth from his modeling deals. One thing that sets Russell-Bailey apart from his fellow teen actors is his growing stunt-performing skillset. The young actor trains in parkour at the Jam Studio, where he executes astonishing stunts. It’s for this reason we believe the teenager will go on to be a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.
The world welcomes Russell-Bailey, a young promising multi-talented star.
Russell-Bailey debuts in the series “Criminal Minds.”
Russell-Bailey becomes widely acclaimed for his role in "Family Reunion."
"Family Reunion" receives an N.A.A.C.P. award nomination.
He features in the movie "We Can Be Heroes" alongside big names like Adriana Barraza, Jessica Lange, Haley Reinhart, and Priyanka Chopra.
Why We Love Isaiah Russell-Bailey
Age is just a number
Young Russell-Bailey has demonstrated to the world that age is not a determinant of greatness. He has shown that with the right people around you, you can be whatever and whoever you want to be.
He is determined
He has not let fame deter his other dreams. Despite his rapid success, the young multi-talented actor remains focused on realizing his dream of becoming an engineer.
Russell-Bailey is a phenomenal actor with a promising career ahead of him. However, aside from his acting chops, he's also a talented dancer and has become adept at parkour as well.
5 Surprising Facts
His favorite Marvel superhero
He cites Spiderman as his favorite superhero.
His favorite snack and food
Russell-Bailey's favorite snack is popcorn, while he relishes eating pizza.
He is a bookworm
The teenager tries to read a book every month.
He is a prankster
He likes playing funny pranks on set.
The first family superhero on Netflix
Russell-Bailey and his mother are the first mother and son to play superheroes in a Netflix original film.
Isaiah Russell-Bailey FAQs
How did Isaiah Russell-Bailey start acting?
Russell-Bailey began his acting career after attending acting classes.
Was Brittany Perry-Russell in "Family Reunion?"
No, Perry-Russell wasn’t in the “Family Reunion” series.
Is Isaiah Russell Bailey still on "Family Reunion?"
Russell-Bailey, Cameron J. Wright, Anthony Alabi, Loretta Devine, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and many more are all set to continue the Netflix series “Family Reunion.”
Isaiah Russell-Bailey’s birthday dates