Isaiah Russell-Bailey

Isaiah Russell-Bailey, born December 9, 2006, in Fort Worth, Texas, is an African-American actor, dancer, model, and parkour learner 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 has appeared in several T.V. shows, starting with minor roles to playing a major role in a Netflix superhero movie ‘We Can Be Heroes.” 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.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Isaiah Russell-Bailey

Birth date:

December 9, 2006



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Net Worth:

$1.5 million

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Isaiah Russell-Bailey is a young Los Angeles-based, promising Afro-American actor, dancer, model, and stunt artist 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 aside from his fellow teen actors is his indulgence in stunt-making art. The young actor trains in parkour in the Jam Studio, where he executes astonishing stunts. It is for this reason, coupled with the fact that he has always loved Marvel superhero movies, even choosing Spiderman as his favorite superhero, that we believe the teenager will go on to be a force to reckon with in action movies.

Career timeline

A Young Superstar is Born

The earth welcomes Russell-Bailey, a young promising multi-talented star.

His First Appearance on Screen

Russell-Bailey debuts in the series “Criminal Minds.”

He Steps Into the Limelight

Russell-Bailey becomes widely acclaimed for his role in "Family Reunion."

He is Nominated for an Award

"Family Reunion" receives a nomination for an N.A.A.C.P. award.

Why We Love Isaiah Russell-Bailey

  1. 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 whosoever you want to be.

  2. He is determined

    Russell-Bailey has not let fame deter his other dreams. Despite his rapid success, the young multi-talented actor is recording in the industry, he remains focused on realizing his dream of becoming an engineer.

  3. He is steadfast and focused

    Russell-Bailey didn't allow his fame to drag him into drugs, womanizing, and other things young celebrities are fond of. He surely is on the right track.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He dreams of being an engineer

    Despite the fame he is recording, young Russell-Bailey’s dream is to become an engineer.

  2. His favorite snack and food

    Russell-Bailey's favorite snack is popcorn, while he relishes eating pizza.

  3. He is a bookworm

    The teenager tries to read a book every month.

  4. He is a prankster

    He likes playing funny pranks on sets.

  5. 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

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