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How old is Family Reunion actor Shaka?

October 31, 2022

Sitcoms cross the ages but the characters remain forever in the hearts of fans, which is especially true for the stars of the Netflix series Family Reunion – especially Shaka McKellan played by Isaiah Russell-Bailey.

The family-oriented comedy follows the McKellan family as they relocate from Seattle to Georgia in an effort to be closer to their goofy extended family.

One of the show’s most beloved characters is Shaka, but the show’s writers opted to send the character off to boarding school at the end of Season 2, essentially excluding him from the show. Fans were extremely disappointed when series regular Isaiah Russell-Bailey did not reappear in Season 3.

So, from Isaiah’s age to his acting career, what do we know about the young star?

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Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Shaka wearing a shiny shirt smiling at a family reunionFamily Reunion Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021

Shaka McKellan in Family Reunion

Created by Meg DeLoatch, Family Reunion has developed a large, devoted fanbase since first appearing on the streaming service in July 2019. Now in its third and final season, the Netflix series has been celebrated for more than just its laughs.

However, for many fans, the American sitcom isn’t the same without Shaka and his endearing presence. Shaka is a mischievous young boy whose well-meaning wit often comes through. It’s not hard to see why fans have become so attached to the character.

Surprisingly, Shaka’s last appearance on the show was in Season 2, and while his character’s absence has been addressed in the new season, fans are still extremely disappointed that Russell-Bailey is absent. .

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Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Shaka in a yellow hoodie next to Lance Alexander as Elvis in a striped shirt in Family ReunionFamily Reunion Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021

Isaiah Russell-Bailey is 15 years old

Isaiah Russell-Bailey was born on December 9, 2006. He is currently 15 years old and was born in the United States. Actor, model and dancer, Isaiah’s career really took off when he joined the cast of Family Reunion.

In the series, Shaka’s age is unconfirmed, although he is the second child and eldest son in the family. As for the rest of the main cast, Isaiah is a year younger than his co-star Cameron J Wright, who plays Shaka’s younger brother Mazzi.

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(L to R) ISAIAH RUSSELL BAILEY as SHAKA and NICCO ANNAN as BARRON in FAMILY REUNION episode 402COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021

Russell-Bailey’s previous roles

Naturally, Isaiah’s age means he’s in the early stages of his career. That said, her career is clearly on the way to smash success as fans loved her performances.

Prior to joining Family Reunion, Isaiah starred in the series Raven’s Home and the movie Throwback Holiday. Her first credited appearance was in a guest role on Criminal Minds in 2018.

Although the actor doesn’t have many appearances under his belt just yet, we can’t wait to see what other roles Isaiah will play in the future.

(L to R) CAMERON J. WRIGHT as MAZZI, ISAIAH RUSSELL BAILEY as SHAKA, ANTHONY ALABI as MOZ, TALIA JACKSON as JADE, and TIA MOWRY as CACAO in episode 403 of FAMILY REUNIONCOURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021

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