The name Echo Kellum would definitely not be strange to Arrow fans who are familiar with the African-American actor’s role as one of its heroes. A new generation talent, the thespian is one of those who shines more on the small screen. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the actor, comedian, hip-hop singer and M.C.
Echo Kellum Bio
Echo Kellum is an Illinoisian who was born on the 29th of August 1982. There are no details regarding the actor’s parents, siblings, early life and education. However, given his inclination for the performing arts, Kellum honed his acting skills at improv and sketch comedy theatres such as The Groundlings, I.O. West and the Upright Citizens Brigade.
The African-American actor debuted his entertainment career by making appearances in commercials and stage plays. He later relocated to Los Angeles to further hone his acting skills and earn a living. Between 2012 and 2013, Kellum’s comic talents were unleashed in the show Ben & Kate where he portrayed the character, Tommy. Though the show was a success and helped shine Kellum’s light, it was however shortlived and lasted for just one season. Echo’s next role came the following year when he was cast as Hunter in the NBC series Sean Saves the World.
The actor’s breakthrough role yet is arguably that of Curtis Holt, a.k.a. Mr. Terrific in the CW series Arrow. Kellum first appeared in Arrow in the year 2015 during the show’s fourth season on a recurring basis, before being promoted to series regular in Season 5. While portraying the vigilante role of Mr. Terrific, Echo became more endearing to fans and an integral part of Arrow as he always brought life, humor, and heart to the show.
However, in February 2019 and after four seasons with the CW’s project, Kellum left Arrow for family-related reasons and also to pursue other interests such as music, writing, and directing. Following his exit from the show, many fans have been curious to know if Arrow was Kellum’s last TV appearance. But the actor who sounds open to the prospect of returning to the show in the future also has some other projects in the works and may once again grace our TV screens.
Who Is The Girlfriend Or Spouse/Wife If Married?
Kellum’s relationship status has been of public interest since he came into the limelight. Having efficiently played a love interest at different times onscreen, many have been curious about the actor’s love life in real life. Though Kellum has never officially confirmed his relationship status or dating history, he is believed to have never been married.
In his early career days, the actor was known to often make references to his girlfriend on social media but never really mentioned her name. In fact, the Arrows actor was once speculated to be married to a lady named Brandy Brooks and a father to two children. However, the report remains unconfirmed especially given the actor’s subsequent love history.
More recently, Kellum has been romantically linked to Lyndsi LaRose, an actress, and comedian. While the exact details of how and when the lovebirds met are quite uncertain, their love journey can be traced back to June 2017. Kellum and LaRose who are obviously head over heels in love have also been generous to share their love with their Instagram fans.
Yet another proof that like minds attract, LaRose also has an impressive résumé. A graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), LaRose is a professional actor with film credits such as Ant-Man and Insurgent both released in 2015, Sleight (2016) and the sitcom, Workaholics. Also blessed with a good sense of humor, LaRose is part of an all-female improv comedy troupe, Radcliffe Comedy.
The fun-loving pair has apparently found love in each other’s arms and are going strong…at least for now! Their fans can only hope that their story has a happy ending.
Is He Gay?
Echo Kellum’s sexuality has raised eyebrows following his close relationships with both his male and female colleagues. More so, Kellum’s sexuality was further questioned given the mystery that initially surrounded his love life. But if the actor’s dating history is anything to go by, then it is perhaps a pointer to the obvious…until proven otherwise.