Andre Bellos is a rising star on his way to fame in the acting industry, having a stellar portfolio in television, cinema and modelling! Hailing from humble beginnings, some are shocked, albeit impressed, at his journey to superstardom. To learn more about the new kid on the block in Hollywood and his rise to the top, you must first begin with his past.
Born in Chicago to immigrant parents, Andre was the middle child out of five. Being brought up in a blended family, of half Greek and half Salvadoran descent, theatre was in his blood.
By age thirteen, he was enrolled in modelling and public school at the same time. Graduating from modelling school 15 weeks later, he spent the next 3 years taking singing, dancing, and acting lessons. His high school journey began in 2001. He was enrolled in choir and drama class, amongst other classes, and graduated in 2005.
Once in college, he formed a group quartet with his friends, singing and dancing to popular music at local events. This only encouraged his passion and helped perfect his craft, but after only one year, the group went their separate ways. In 2007, Andre dropped out of college to pursue his dreams full time; he had his sights set on something bigger. He worked odd jobs for about two years before starting out as a background artist in Illinois. 2010 was a time where film and TV projects began to move from LA to Chicago, which gave a lot of undiscovered talent a chance to thrive in a difficult field.
Andre eventually earned his Screen Actors Guild card because of numerous television appearances he accumulated over the years. He has been seen in primetime shows such as Empire, Shameless, and Chicago Med. He has also worked on a few major motion pictures like The Dilemma, Chi-raq, and Captive State, just to name a few. Social media became an extremely important tool in growing his fan base.
The #TeamAndreB Movement really helped grow his career and propel him to new heights. This catapulted him in a category with other respected influencers and public figures of the world. It was initially something produced by friends and family, but along with social media, it took on a life of its own. There are Team Andre B. groups in almost all 50 states in the U.S. and growing internationally. His breakout acting role comes as state attorney investigator Billy Coburn on Dick Wolf’s NBC drama Chicago Justice.
In 2017, he established his independent initiative called ‘Do The Right Thing’. This involved him spending his free time traveling state-to-state, shedding light on different non-for-profit organizations.
Outside of his activism work, he has launched an accessory line called Altered Mood and a merch line called The Cool Kids. He has participated in a national fashion campaign with Giorgio Armani and has graced the pages of Vogue, People magazine and Entertainment Weekly.
Andre has been featured on various daytime television talk shows for his impactful and unique work as a creative! The Steve Harvey Show, Wendy Williams, and The Nick Cannon Show are just some of the places you may have seen Mr. Bellos.
What are some projects you’ve worked on recently?
This year has been a whirlwind and I am beyond grateful to be here! I owe a huge thank you to Live with Kelly & Ryan for helping me cross that finish line. Earlier this year, back in January, they featured one of my tiktok videos on their show and it went viral shortly after. That helped catapult my career into television. I earned a core role on the reboot show 4400, which aired in February on The CW. This really gave me the confidence I needed to feel like I belong in this industry.
What has inspired you lately?
Inspiration, for me, comes from being around people. Being invited to events like the Billboard Music Awards or the MTV Movie & TV Awards was surreal. Seeing all of the other artists in person that I grew up admiring was awe inspiring. I hope I can take things to the next level!
What are some things you have upcoming?
On August 13th, I turned 35 years old. That gave me the opportunity for some roles I didn’t have the chance to do before. I am very excited about the new projects I have coming out! I cannot talk about it yet, but I have one TV project coming out this year and two more premiering next year!
I also will be hitting the road again next month with my “Do the Right Thing” initiative. My ultimate goal is to travel to every part of the world and volunteer for different non for profit organizations. Currently, I travel from state to state in the United States shedding light on different charities, and I am hoping to take my mission abroad soon. My career goal is to establish myself as a global humanitarian and world renowned philanthropist.
Do you have a message that you want to share with our readers?
I am a lover of life and mankind and enjoy living. I pray for your support because I have my first starring role debuting this month, it will have an international release! Looking forward to that being the vehicle that can help me spread my message to the masses.
My message is simple: Go after your dreams! You never know where you might end up. Look at me, I’m living proof. If I can do it, anyone can! My dad sold pickles for a living and my mom was a stay at home parent. I had no connections in show biz and no money. I started out as an extra and, from there, I earned my seat at the table. Now that I’m here, I have a responsibility to open the door for those coming up after me, specifically those under represented by society!
Learn More About Andre : https://www.andrebellos.com/