Eli Goree is a professional actor from Canada who is in the limelight for his portrayal of the historical figure Cassius Clay also known as Muhammad Ali in the movie One Night In Miami. Besides, he has also played the role of Olympian athlete Dave Albritton in the film Race.

Goree was born on the 26th of May, 1994 in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is located in Canada. He was already into acting from an early age and began his career at the age of six. As he was raised by a single mother, he worked hard to support himself and his mother.

He knew the importance that education holds and therefore enrolled in school while also focusing on his career. Goree is a graduate of Price Andrew High School.

Net Worth

Eli Goree is one wealthy guy who has amassed a huge sum of wealth. He is estimated to have a net worth of $11 Million. He is yet to officially disclose his net worth.

Eli Goore in Mercedes Benz.
Eli Goree in Mercedes Benz.
Source: Instagram @therealeligoree

His primary source of income is his acting career from where he earns a pretty decent amount. He has been a part of many successful movies and TV series like One night in Miami, Flashpoint, Supernatural, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Peripheral, and so on.

Likewise, Goree also poses for different magazines like Avante Magazine, from where he collects a substantial amount of money.

With all his fortune, Eli is living a lavish and comfortable life.

Early Life

Before coming to the big screen, Goree was involved in radio and TV shows. He began his career at the age of six by acting in Sesame park. Following that, Eli also anchored the rap show on Dalhousie University campus radio station CKDU-FM.

He joined the cast of Street Cents’ final season as one of the hosts in 2006. He also started working as a freelance journalist for Canada Now in the same year.

Relationship Status

Eli Goree is currently living a single life and has not been involved romantically with anyone. He has a busy schedule and has not got any time to think about relationships. He is focusing on making his career.

Many of the girls, love his handsome personality but he has not fallen for anyone. Maybe in the future, Goree will find a suitable soul mate with whom he wants to spend the rest of his life.

Eli Goree Is Also A Standup Comedian

Although Eli focuses primarily on acting, he does some stand-up comedy in his free time. He likes to bring laughs and smiles to people’s faces.


However, Goree does not professionally work as a comedian. He sometimes goes to the comedy club where he displays his sense of humor and the comedy skills that he has worked on.

Learned A Valuable Life Lesson From The Rock

When Eli was in HBO’s show Ballers, he had the opportunity to work with the big star Dwayne Johnson, also known as Rock. There he observed Rock and learned some valuable life lessons.

Eli Goore with The Rock in the movie Ballers 1
Eli Goree with The Rock in the movie Ballers.

According to Goree, he learned that Never count chickens before they hatch. In order to get to the top one have to constantly push himself to reach that position.

Riverdale Showrunners Used The Advantage Of Eli’s Training For Portraying Muhammad Ali

Goree’s character in Riverdale Mad Dog is a boxer not because it was decided by the screenwriter at the beginning, but it was decided later after he started training for One night in Miami.

Eli was preparing to become a fighter in preparation for recreating this real-life role, so the Riverdale showrunners decided to make the most of Mad Dog’s preparation by making him a boxing champion.

The actor’s body and energy are undoubtedly commendable, and The CW series wants to take advantage of Goree’s increasing expertise in the ring

Why Did Eli Leave 100?

Goree received quite a popularity for his early roles in the series 100. He played the recurring role and appeared as Wells Jaha. His performance was appraised by many audiences across the globe.

However, he was the first regular character of the show to be killed off that is because Eli had to leave the show. The reason for leaving the show was there was a conflict in the shooting as he had to go to NeverMind’s shooting too.

Eli Goree Lost 20 Pound Fat And Gained 40 Pounds of Muscle To Portray The Late Athlete Muhammad Ali

Eli was well aware that he looks like young Muhammad Ali as he was often told by his uncle and other people. He knew he was born to play the role of the late athlete therefore he trained himself to look like Ali.

Eli Goree’s Muhammad Ali Workout | Train Like a Celebrity | Men’s Health

He has done the research and had read well about him which made him the easy pickup for the role in the audition.

Goree worked hard to get into the athlete’s shape, gaining 40 pounds of muscle and losing 20 pounds of fat in the process. Undoubtedly, the time and effort were worthwhile. He received praise for his standout performance.

Eli Is A Religious Person And Desired To Become A Pastor

Eli is a religious person who abides by Christianity guides and principles and has expressed his desire to become a pastor. He has frequently talked about faith and how he wants to spread the word of God as a devout Seventh-Day Adventist Christian.

Eli is a professional actor, although he occasionally considers becoming a pastor. He likes going to church, helping people, and participating in the community.

As An Actor

Eli Goree had found his love for acting from an early age and therefore, he began his acting career at the age of six. He played a part in Sesame park. His big-screen career however started in 2006 with the release of the TV series North/ South.

Following that he has participated in numerous movies and TV series such as One night in Miami, Flashpoint, Supernatural, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Peripheral, and so on.

Goree has 29 credits as an actor on his IMDb profile.

Eli Has Also Worked As A Producer

Eli has not just stopped acting but has explored a wide range of domains in the entertainment field whether it is being a standup comedy or as a producer.

On his IMDb profile, Eli has three credits as a producer which are for Suicide Roadtrip, Induced Effect, and One seat Removed.

Eli Goree Has Described Himself As Dog Dad In His Instagram Bio

Like the Albanian actor Niko Pepaj, Eli is also a dog lover and has a soft corner for them. He has a brown dog which he has named Navy but calls pup with love.

Eli Goore with his dog Navy.
Eli Goree with his dog Navy.
Source: Instagram @therealeligoree

He has shared the picture of his dog on his Instagram. Eli loves spending quality time with his dog.

Eli Goree Height And Physical Appearance

One night in Miami actor Eli is an attractive person with a charismatic personality. When he portrayed the role of Muhammad Ali in the movie One night in Miami, many people noticed that his appearance was identical to the historical figure Muhammad Ali.

Goree stands tall with a height of 6 ft 2 inches which is equivalent to 188 cm. He has an athletic body built with body measurements of 40-32-14 inches which are for the chest, waist, and biceps.

He has maintained a weight of around 70 kg i.e. 154 lbs and has black hair and black eyes.

Social Media Presence

The Far from home actor, Goree is quite active on social media. He constantly posts on social media and updates his family and close ones about his life.

He is available on Instagram with the username @therealeligoree where he has amassed more than 95k followers on his Instagram account. He has shared a glimpse of his personal and professional life through Instagram.

Likewise, one can find tweets and retweets of Goree on various discussions and topics under the username @therealeligoree. He has amassed more than 6k followers which is very less compared to his Instagram followers.

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