It was only a matter of time before a young Miami native assured his dedication into the Entertainment Industry. Born Devon LaDarius Bain (also known as, Devonte Riley) had aspirations of becoming a star at a young age. Growing up, Devonte Riley would always catch moments to be the center of attention whether it was telling jokes, impersonating good friends of the family, and having an endearing heart. Throughout his childhood, Riley fell victim to bullying during his school years affecting his grades, self-esteem and social life as a whole.
In December 2007, Devonte Riley and his family believed it would be best to relocate to the Peach State (Atlanta) to broaden his career overall as an entertainer. That year, Riley began composing his music and playing the keyboard as well. He didn't begin producing original material until the age of thirteen. In 2010, Riley recorded his written materials and released them via YouTube, gaining him positive feedback and a steady growing online community & fan base.
Riley also produced and wrote his debut R&B/pop single entitled, "Good Love" featuring A.J. Starr, which was released on August 22, 2015. Later that year, his debut R&B/Soul and Pop album "Restricted Limits" was released which left him with five star ratings and well-received reviews on digital music outlets like iTunes, by his listeners and fans.
In February 2017, Riley began making appearances on several different sitcoms and programs, which officially debuted his work in television and film industry. After graduating from high school, he became an advocate and spokesperson for anti-bullying which spreads awareness about the causes and effects, peer pressure, and the horrors of those behaviors. Riley's ultimate goal is to continue to work hard and focus on the bigger rewards that life has in store for him, which are touching the lives of others and inspiring many newer audiences and supporters nationwide!
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Devonte Riley and Kellita Smith (known for The Bernie Mac Show, Z-Nation and Roll Bounce)