The Lion King is one of the biggest movie success stories in recent history. This means that getting to play a part in any kind of remake of this story – whether movie, television, or stage production – is a huge boost to any actor’s portfolio. In November 2014, Jahi Di’allo Winston was apparently seen as good enough to play the role of Simba in the stage production of The Lion King organized by Walt Disney Theatrical Productions.
The actor has started his television career and has appeared in a number of successful projects like The New Edition Story and Proud Mary. He moved into television in 2016 but already the budding actor has collaborated with an impressive number of elite actors and actresses in the movie industry.
Jahi Di’allo Winston’s Bio (Age)
The actor came into the world on November 30, 2003. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Jahi was a natural actor and did not need to attend any formal training camps or academies to hone his skill. During auditions or on set, the actor became known for his ability to come up with spur of the moment dialogues that fit naturally whenever he forgot his lines. Still, as far as most child acting careers go, he started his career pretty late.
He was already 11 years old when his talent was finally noticed on a noteworthy scale. Winston was selected by Walt Disney Theatrical Productions to play the prominent role of Simba in the stage musical production of The Lion King. He was delighted and grabbed the offer with both hands.
Jahi Di’allo Winston started in his role as Simba in the Broadway musical in December 2014. He fulfilled that role for over a year, eventually ending sometime in March 2016. The actor was always talented but his time as Simba gave him the much-needed experience and courage he needed to transition from Broadway to television.
He made his foray into television when he appeared on AMC’s drama series Feed the Beast in 2016. He played the recurring role of Andre for a total of 9 episodes.
The following year was the best and busiest of the young actor’s career yet. He was involved in a number of projects starting with the mini-series The New Edition Story. He played the younger version of Ralph Tresvant, a character played by Algee Smith. Di’allo followed this up with the role of Anthony in The Upside, a comedy-drama directed by Neil Burger. He was MJ Black on Libby and Malcolm.
In 2018, he played a major in the Taraji P. Henson‘s successful action-drama Proud Mary. Jahi Di’allo Winston played the character Danny who is found by a hitwoman – played by Taraji Henson – after a professional hit does not go as planned. In the same year, Jahi was also Luke O’Neil in 10 episodes of Everything Sucks, and Trevor Conforth in an episode of The Resident.
The young actor rounded out the year with another single episode appearance on the scripted drama series The Plug. He played Kendall Burdett. In 2019, Jahi Winston was Geronimo in the fantasy-horror The Dead Don’t Die.
Jahi has also started to make some friends within the industry. Some of them include his Everything Sucks co-stars, Peyton Kennedy, and Quinn Liebling.
The actor also loves to sing and has the pipes to back it up too. On Youtube, you will find a few of his singing videos like ‘Jahi Winston from The New Edition Story singing,’ ‘Jahi Winston…Talented Singer,’ and ‘Jahi Winston’s Impromptu Lord I’m Available’. He hopes to be able to emulate his idol Michael Jackson at some point in the near future.
His Family: Parents and Brother
Beyond the identities of the members of his family, nothing else is known about Jahi Winston’s parents and siblings – what they do, where they study, and so on. The actor has only been around a short while. It is expected that all these details will come to light with time.
Jahi Di’allo Winston was born to his mother Juakena Winston, and his father Darryl Winston. He has two siblings, Jelani, and Sekayi Winston. The actor loves to spend time with the members of his extended family. Photos on his social media accounts show him having a good time with his parents, siblings, cousins, and even friends.
Jahi Di’allo Winston’s Net Worth
Jahi has appeared in a number of successful projects. He has also gotten to share the set with the likes of Billy Brown, Danny Glover, Nicole Kidman, David Schwimmer, Felicity Huffman, Meek Mill, Bill Murray, Kevin Hart, and Mary J. Blige among others.
However, he is still in the early days of his career and has not started raking in the big bucks yet. Still, according to a few sources, the actor is not doing badly either. For his many television series, he is evaluated to bring in anything from $8,000 to $12,000 per episode. His net worth is also estimated to be around the $300,000 mark.