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  • Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  • PG
    112 min | Drama, Family
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
PG
112 min | Drama, Family

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
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Jaki Brown (as Jaki Brown-Karman) | Kim Coleman | Aisha Coley
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Release date
Apr 28, 2006 (United States)

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85 cast members
Name Known for
Keke Palmer
Akeelah Akeelah   See fewer
Laurence Fishburne
Dr. Larabee Dr. Larabee   See fewer
Curtis Armstrong
Mr. Welch Mr. Welch   See fewer
J.R. Villarreal
Javier (as JR Villarreal) Javier (as JR Villarreal)   See fewer
Sahara Ware
Georgia (as Sahara Garey) Georgia (as Sahara Garey)   See fewer
Julito McCullum
Terrence Terrence   See fewer
Eddie Steeples
Derrick-T Derrick-T   See fewer
Dalia Phillips
Ms. Cross Ms. Cross   See fewer
Tzi Ma
Mr. Chiu Mr. Chiu   See fewer
Jeris Poindexter
Steve (as Jeris Lee Poindexter) Steve (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)   See fewer
Craig Wasson
Ted Saunders Ted Saunders   See fewer
Marjorie Harris
National Spelling Bee Head Judge National Spelling Bee Head Judge   See fewer
Jacques Bailly
National Spelling Bee Pronouncer (as Jacques Bailly Ph.D.) National Spelling Bee Pronouncer (as Jacques Bailly Ph.D.)   See fewer
Krysten Leigh Jones
Tough Girl #1 Tough Girl #1   See fewer
Amirah Hawkins
Tough Girl #2 Tough Girl #2   See fewer
Jeff Marlow
District Judge District Judge   See fewer
Chloé Conroy
District Pronouncer District Pronouncer   See fewer
Lee Garlington
Regional Judge Regional Judge   See fewer
Sidney Ganis
Regional Pronouncer (as Sid Ganis) Regional Pronouncer (as Sid Ganis)   See fewer
Austin Herrera Davis
Cheating Boy Cheating Boy   See fewer
Janet Borrus
Cheating Boy's Mom Cheating Boy's Mom   See fewer
Wolfgang Bodison
Akeelah's Father Akeelah's Father   See fewer
Bonita Friedericy
Volunteer Volunteer   See fewer
Caroline J. Smith
Mary Calveretti Mary Calveretti   See fewer
Neil Soni
Rajeev Subramonian Rajeev Subramonian   See fewer
Jack Ong
Korean Grocer Korean Grocer   See fewer
Lauren Sanchez
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Fay Hauser
Woman on TV Woman on TV   See fewer
Keshell Lucas
Little Girl on TV Little Girl on TV   See fewer
Corina Boettger
Red-Haired Girl Red-Haired Girl   See fewer
Shyann Chatman
Eighth-Grade Girl Eighth-Grade Girl   See fewer
Todd Wagner
Regional Bee Assistant Judge Regional Bee Assistant Judge   See fewer
Brittany Curran
District Speller #1 (as Brittany Elizabeth Curran) District Speller #1 (as Brittany Elizabeth Curran)   See fewer
Alexandra Rieger
District Speller #2 District Speller #2   See fewer
Eric Don
Regional Speller #1 Regional Speller #1   See fewer
Julia Kelleher
Regional Speller #2 Regional Speller #2   See fewer
Zac Gardner
Regional Speller #3 Regional Speller #3   See fewer
John A. Ausick
"Sacciform" Speller "Sacciform" Speller   See fewer
Maddy Kloss
"Scutellate" Speller "Scutellate" Speller   See fewer
Mason Green
"Longicollis" Speller "Longicollis" Speller   See fewer
Jessy J. Hwang
"Ginglymus" Speller "Ginglymus" Speller   See fewer
Biplab Panda
"Empennage" Speller "Empennage" Speller   See fewer
Alexander Christian Stephans
"Souchong" Speller "Souchong" Speller   See fewer
Katie L. Brown
"Intussusception" Speller "Intussusception" Speller   See fewer
John Oxenreiter
"Engastrimythic" Speller "Engastrimythic" Speller   See fewer
Katie Olson
"Escharotic" Speller "Escharotic" Speller   See fewer
Jason Ortenberg
"Flocculation" Speller "Flocculation" Speller   See fewer
Lance Norling
Boy in Wheelchair Boy in Wheelchair   See fewer
Jmeka Cherrel
Driver Driver   See fewer
Kahlil Ashanti
Postman Postman   See fewer
Kevin Cole
Registration Guy Registration Guy   See fewer
Andrea Calabrese
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
D.T. Carney
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Pierre D. Chambers
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Rennie Cowan
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Jemma Evans
Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited) Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Fallecker
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Aaron Fonseca
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Andrea Frisby
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Thomas Gilbert
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Justin Rodgers Hall
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Stephanie Hass
National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (unconfirmed) (uncredited) National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
Dava Hulsey
Finals - Judge (uncredited) Finals - Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
Carshénah Jefferson
National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (uncredited) National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Lanaria Johnson
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Rebecca Knight
Featured Speller (uncredited) Featured Speller (uncredited)   See fewer
Elaine Lockhart
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert McMurrer
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelron Mixon
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Margaret Newborn
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Kai Nugent
Baby Akeelah (uncredited) Baby Akeelah (uncredited)   See fewer
Galda E. Ortiz
News Reporter (uncredited) News Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Justin D. Reininga
Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited) Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Michelle Stobaugh
Javier's Friend (uncredited) Javier's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
Holly Traister
Finals Judge (uncredited) Finals Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
Brittany M. Wildman
Speller (uncredited) Speller (uncredited)   See fewer
Kaitlyn Williams
Featured Speller (uncredited) Featured Speller (uncredited)   See fewer
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