Keith Powers

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Keith Powers
Born (1992-08-22) August 22, 1992 (age 31)
Occupation(s)Actor, model
Years active2009–present

Keith Tyree Powers (born August 22, 1992) is an American actor and model. He is best known for his roles as Ronnie DeVoe in BET's miniseries The New Edition Story and Tyree in the film Straight Outta Compton. Powers was also featured in the Netflix film #REALITYHIGH, as Cameron.


After graduating from Sheldon High School in 2010,[1] he moved to Los Angeles with his father to focus on modeling, signing with the Wilhelmina Agency.[2]

In 2013, Powers landed a role in the movie House Party: Tonight's the Night.[3] After flying to South Africa for shooting, he decided to pursue acting full-time. He played Gutta in the BET hip hop anthology series Tales,[4] and Cameron Drake in the Netflix original film Reality High.[5] He had a recurring role on the MTV series Faking It and has since become known for his part as Tyree in the film Straight Outta Compton.[6] He was cast as Ronnie DeVoe in The New Edition Story and later co-starred in Famous in Love on Freeform.[7][8][9] He also appeared in the Netflix series What/If (2019).

Personal life[edit]

Keith Powers was in a relationship with actress/singer Ryan Destiny from late 2017-2022.[10][11]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 House Party: Tonight's the Night Quentin Video
2015 Straight Outta Compton Tyree
2016 Asterisk Travis Downes Short
2017 Before I Fall Patrick
Reality High Cameron Drake
Maximum Impact Special Agent Vance
Let's Just Be Friends Reggie Helms Short
2021 Violet Keith
A Little Closure Keith Short
The Tomorrow War Major Greenwood
On Our Way David Adler
2023 Door Mouse Ugly
2023 The Perfect Find Eric
TBA The Uglies


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Pretty Little Liars Stringer Guy Episode: "Gamma Zeta Die!"
2014–15 Faking It Theo Recurring cast: Season 2
2015 Fear the Walking Dead Calvin Episode: "Pilot"
Sin City Saints LaDarius Pope Main cast
2016 Recovery Road Zach Recurring cast
2017 Wild 'N Out Himself/co-team Captain Episode: "New Edition Cast/Nick Grant"
The New Edition Story Ronnie DeVoe Main cast
Tales Amari "Gutta" Anderson Episode: "Cold Hearted"
2017–18 Famous in Love Jordan Wilder Main cast
2019 What/If Todd Archer Main cast

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Director(s) Role
2019 "Single Again" Big Sean Lawrence Lamont Elliot


  1. ^ Wang, Frances (December 30, 2016). "Keith Powers: From football field to red carpet". KXTV (ABC10). Sacramento, California. Retrieved August 1, 2023.
  2. ^ Caraccio, David (March 14, 2017). "Sacramento actor Keith Powers of 'Straight Outta Compton' fame reveals concept trailer for his short film". Sacramento Bee (blog).
  3. ^ Wang, Frances (December 30, 2016). "Keith Powers: From football fields to the red carpet". Sacramento, California: ABC 10. Archived from the original on September 11, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Tinubu, Aramide (June 26, 2017). "So ... Here Is Your First Look at BET's New Anthology Series 'Tales'". Jet. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Allen, Kiera. "'#Reality High' is just that — real". The Daily Journal. Kankakee, Illinois. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Dunand, Jérémie (March 21, 2017). "The New Edition Story: coup de projecteur sur Keith Powers, bientôt face à Bella Thorne dans Famous in Love" (interview) (in French). AlloCiné.
  7. ^ Cerón, Ella (April 18, 2017). "This Is the 'Famous in Love' Character Keith Powers Says He Can Relate to Most". Teen Vogue. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Rodriguez, Karla (April 18, 2017). "Keith Powers Reveals What It Is Like Working With Bella Thorne". J-14.
  9. ^ Johnson, Hillary Louise (April 17, 2017). "Actor Keith Powers". Sactown magazine.
  10. ^ "We The Urban". July 2019. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "Keith Powers and Ryan Destiny Split After 4 Years: They're 'Remaining Close Friends,' Says Source". January 18, 2022. Retrieved January 18, 2022.

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