Biography

Elimu (pronounced E-lee-moo meaning knowledge and education in Swahili) has had a passion for the fine arts since his early childhood, particularly in acting. Born in Orange, NJ and raised in Milton, Massachusetts, Elimu excelled in basketball and soccer at an early age. He received numerous scholarship offers while in high school and opted to attend Syracuse where he was the first walk on to play the first half of a game in Syracuse history. Elimu graduated from Syracuse with a Bachelor's of Science in Speech Communication, with a concentration on African American Studies and Spanish. Widely known for his role as heartthrob Dru Hilton in the hit film Love Don't Cost A Thing, additional television roles include Modern Family, Castle, House Of Lies, Criminal Minds, Hit The Floor, The Shield and Private Practice. In 2013 Elimu starred in the award-winning indie feature film, Things Never Said, opposite Starz' 'Power' star Omari Hardwick. That same year, he also had a starring role in t

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Filmography