Who is Isaiah Russell-Bailey?

Isaiah is an American child actor, best known to the world as Rewind in the action comedy-drama film “We Can Be Heroes” (2018), and as Shaka McKellan in the TV series “Family Reunion” (2019-2021), in addition to several other roles that he has secured so far in his young career.

Isaiah Russell-Bailey Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Isaiah Russell-Bailey was born on 9 December 2006 under the Sagittarius zodiac sign, in Forth Worth, Texas, USA. Of African-American ancestry, he is the son of factory worker Howard Bailey Jr. and actress Brittany Perry-Russell. His parents were rather busy with their careers, so he was raised by his grandparents.

As his career progressed, the family moved to Los Angeles, California, where he finished middle school.

Career Beginnings

He became interested in acting and dancing at an early age, and as a result, his parents enrolled him in classes the moment they realized his talent. He started attending acting sets with his mother, which also helped him in his later career.

Isaiah made his acting debut as Young Kevon Winters in the eponymous TV procedural crime-drama series “Criminal Minds” in 2018 in the episode entitled “Miasma”, and the same year, he was Young Malachi in two episodes of the award-winning drama series “Giants”, starring James Bland, Vanessa Baden, and Sean Samuel.

Furthermore, he made his film debut in 2018, portraying Justin in the comedy-drama film “Throwback Holiday”, starring Jennifer Freeman, Robert Ri’chard and Rhyon Nicole Brown.

Rise to Stardom

2019 proved to be the turning point of his career, when he was chosen for the part of Shaka McKellan, also known as Nicholas Brother #2 in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV comedy series “Family Reunion”. The show stars Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Anthony Alabi, Talia Jackson, and others of the large McKellan family, who move from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family. However, their move didn’t go as planned, and they ended up in a number of comedic situations.

The series made Isaiah an acting star, and new roles have come pouring in for this young actor.

He portrayed Shaka in the television movie “A Family Reunion Christmas” (2019), and in 2020 he was chosen as one of the child superheroes, Rewind, in the action crime comedy film “We Can Be Heroes”. Alien invaders capture the real superheroes of the earth, and their kids must join in the action to save them and the planet. The film stars YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, Andy Walken, Dylan Henry Lau, Andrew Diaz and many others.

The role brought him international stardom, and he started getting more roles; he’s talked about his experience in a number of interviews, and has said that he will return as Rewind in the “We Can Be Heroes” sequel.

In 2021, Isaiah appeared in the TV series “Super Wings!”, and is currently working on the adventure family drama film “Crater”, co-starring McKenna Grace and Billy Barratt.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Isaiah Russell-Bailey’s net worth has been estimated to be close to $2 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s already appeared in more than 10 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?

Isaiah has been very secretive about his personal life, and for now, there is no reliable information about his relationship status, but at the age of 15 it’s unlikely that he’s yet serious.

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However, a few rumors surfaced about his dating life, including that he is in a relationship with Jadah Marie, who is his on-screen girlfriend in the “Family Reunion” series, but the’re just good friends, and there is nothing between them.

According to sources, he is single and focused on his rising career.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actor has black hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at the height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while he weighs approximately 99lbs (50kgs). His vital statistics are 36-28-11, and he has a fit figure.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Additionally to acting, Isaiah is a talented dancer, and has already showcased his dancing skills in some of the projects he’s appeared in.

Moreover, he is a parkour star, and has been training parkour and tricking for around five years now, showing some of his skills in the Netflix After School special.

Isaiah Russell-Bailey’s Mother, Brittany Perry-Russell

Brittany Perry-Russell was born on 11 March 1982, in Fort Worth. She started her career as a dancer, and has graced the stage behind such acts as Beyonce, Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Katy Perry and Dua Lipa. She continued as a dancer until the early 2010s, working closely with Kanye West, Cardi B, and Janelle Monae.

However, she got tired of always being in the second row, and became focused on acting full time. She made her debut back in 2002, as Betty Everett in the TV series “American Dreams”, while in 2007, she appeared in the drama film “Stompin’”.

The following year, Brittany featured in Ben Stiller’s Academy Award-nominated war action-comedy film “Tropic Thunder”, starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr., then from 2009 to 2010, she was Cheerio in the popular TV series “Glee”, and in 2010 she portrayed Tanya in the film “Perfect Combination”.

The following year she appeared in the comedy music-drama film “Honey 2”, while in 2012, she was seen in the award-winning comedy film “The Campaign”, starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis.

She slowly built a name for herself as an actress and patiently waited for her big chance. In 2014 she starred in the television movie “So Jaded” alongside Nikiva Dionne and Kai Wener.

Three years later, she had a guest role in the popular medical romantic-drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” (2017), and the same year was chosen as Tracy Porter in the award-winning TV mystery thriller-drama series “13 Reasons Why”, starring Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and Christian Navarro.

Since then, she’s continued her career rather successfully – first, she was Alice Miller in the film “A Stone Cold Christmas” (2018), then in 2020, she worked with her son Isaiah in the film “We Can Be Heroes”, in which she portrayed Red Lightning Fury. Moreover, she was seen with Isaiah once again in the TV series “Family Reunion” (2020-2021).

Most recently, she played Detective Gray in the sci-fi action film “Lazarus” (2021), with Sean Riggs, Shane Brolly and Costas Mandylor in the lead roles.

According to sources, Brittany Perry-Russell’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, as of mid- 2022.

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