Elijah Boothe: Rising Young Hollywood

"We grow at our own rate. In terms of specifics, training is very key. They say you start at the bottom for a reason. You have to work and understand that groundwork before you take the next step. After you train that’s when you can focus on getting your headshots, building your resume, etc. If you train and understand that craft, everything else will fall into place and come naturally."

When people meet you, how do you introduce yourself? Do you introduce yourself as an actor or an artist?
It’s sort of a toss-up, and I think I kind of alternate between the two. If I’m meeting someone within the industry, as far as Hollywood goes, I’m an actor because that’s what I’m known for. I personally call myself a ‘creative’, because I’m a sponge. Anything that I don’t know how to do, I’m going to learn how to do it and that’s just how I am.

I call myself a creative of all different backgrounds. I have my own camera and I dabble in photography. I also do video editing from running the Ambitious Commanders for two years with my brother Jordan. A lot of people don’t know that I know how to play the guitar. Anything I can get my hands on and I take interest in, I push myself to learn how to do it. I call myself a creative but I’m an actor first.