10 Year Old Kwesi Boakye to Star in Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” | Hits Theaters Sept. 11th, 2009

Ten-Year-Old Kwesi Boakye Stars In The New Tyler Perry Movie, I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF

Set For Release September 11, 2009.


The New TNT Television Series, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE,

Stars Kwesi Boakye With Ray Romano.

New York, New York, July 2009: Ten-year old Kwesi Boakye is set to star in Tyler Perry’s I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF, hitting theaters September 11th, 2009. As the release date for the Tyler Perry movie approaches, Kwesi begins filming in August for the TNT television series, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE opposite Ray Romano.

            As Kwesi says, “I actually just finished filming a Tyler Perry movie called I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF, and I just got a series regular for a show called MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE with Ray Romano.”

            This year, Kwesi added prominent credits to his already prolific acting resume by capturing the lead role of ‘Manny’ in the new Tyler Perry film, I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF In this film, Kwesi acts alongside Academy Award nominee, Taraji P. Henson (2008 Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.), and hip-hop queen, Mary J. Blige.

             Tyler Perry wrote the screenplay as well as directs and acts in this movie based off his play with the same title, I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF.
It tells the story of “pistol packing” Madea, played by Tyler Perry,
who finds her house raided by three kids, including Manny played by
Kwesi. Trailers for the movie tease an audience with the recordings
from the 911 calls Madea makes. After the raid, she sends the kids to
live with their troubled, drunk Aunt April, played by Taraji P. Henson.
The movie progresses into the development of Aunt April’s character and
the changes she makes with her lifestyle.  


            In August 2009, filming begins for MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, the new TNT series starring Kwesi and Ray Romano. Mike Royce, writer and producer for EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND reunites with Ray Romano for the hour-long drama.


            “It’s called MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE and
there are three men who are in their mid forties and they are going
through a mid life crisis and I am one of the men’s son,” said Kwesi.
“My character’s name is ‘Jamie’ and I play the son of Andre Braugher. I
have another little brother in the script and our dad is going through
a mid life crisis and we’re caught in the middle of it.”


audience can expect a lot of humor from the new TV series because, as
Kwesi says “It’s fun. Ray Romano is a big star and he’s very funny and
he tells a lot of jokes.”


            Kwesi began his acting and modeling career at ten-months-old, staring in a video for pre-school children, called TOTS ON TAPE. From there, he appeared in a worldwide Baby Gap campaign and continued on the road to stardom. Kwesi’s first staring role was on the medical drama, STRONG MEDICINE, at four-years-old. His career acting has expanded with roles in prominent television shows such as BOSTON LEGAL, SOUTH PARK, TIL DEATH, THE SHIELD, PUNK’D with Ashton Kutcher, and many more. Best known for his recurring roles, Kwesi starred in DAYBREAK with Taye Diggs, and the Daytime Soap Opera, DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In 2008, Kwesi charmed the late-night audience with his humor on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


             Kwesi’s repertoire continues to grow. He just booked another series regular role on the new Cartoon Network animated series GUMBALL, voicing the character role of “Darwin”.   His previous voice-over roles have included “Andrew” on the animated series, SPECIAL AGENT OSO, and “Mr. Hoppy” on Nickelodeon’s NI HAO KI LAN. His most notable voice-over role has been in the 2007 Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winning animated movie, HAPPY FEET (Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, Best
Original Song – Motion Picture, Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion
Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, Best Song Written for Motion
Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.


            Off camera, Kwesi, a Los Angeles
native, is a normal ten-year-old boy. He is a gifted student who loves
reading, playing team basketball, soccer, football, swimming, skating,
biking, and taking hip-hop dance lessons. Kwesi enjoys spending time
with friends and family. Kwesi has two older brothers, Kwame and Kofi, who are also actors.

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