"Akeelah and the Bee" quotes

Akeelah and the Bee poster
A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison
Writer: Doug Atchison
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, family
Year: 2006
MetaScore: 72/100
ImdbRating: 7.4
BoxOffice: $18,848,430
Released: 28 Apr 2006
Awards: 11 wins & 15 nominations

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Cast

Akeelah - Keke Palmer
Dr. Larabee - Laurence Fishburne
Mr. Welch - Curtis Armstrong
Georgia - Sahara Ware
Terrence - Julito McCullum
Derrick-T - Eddie Steeples
Ms. Cross - Dalia Phillips
Mr. Chiu - Tzi Ma
Ted Saunders - Craig Wasson
National Spelling Bee Head Judge - Marjorie Harris
National Spelling Bee Pronouncer - Jacques Bailly
Tough Girl #1 - Krysten Leigh Jones
Tough Girl #2 - Amirah Hawkins
District Judge - Jeff Marlow
District Pronouncer - Chloé Conroy
Regional Judge - Lee Garlington
Regional Pronouncer - Sidney Ganis
Cheating Boy - Austin Herrera Davis
Cheating Boy's Mom - Janet Borrus
Akeelah's Father - Wolfgang Bodison
Volunteer - Bonita Friedericy
Mary Calveretti - Caroline J. Smith
Rajeev Subramonian - Neil Soni
Korean Grocer - Jack Ong
Reporter - Lauren Sanchez
Woman on TV - Fay Hauser
Little Girl on TV - Keshell Lucas
Red-Haired Girl - Corina Boettger
Eighth-Grade Girl - Shyann Chatman
Regional Bee Assistant Judge - Todd Wagner
District Speller #1 - Brittany Curran
District Speller #2 - Alexandra Rieger
Regional Speller #1 - Eric Don
Regional Speller #2 - Julia Kelleher
Regional Speller #3 - Zac Gardner
"Sacciform" Speller - John A. Ausick
"Scutellate" Speller - Maddy Kloss
"Longicollis" Speller - Mason Green
"Ginglymus" Speller - Jessy J. Hwang
"Empennage" Speller - Biplab Panda
"Souchong" Speller - Alexander Christian Stephans
"Intussusception" Speller - Katie L. Brown
"Engastrimythic" Speller - John Oxenreiter
"Escharotic" Speller - Katie Olson
"Flocculation" Speller - Jason Ortenberg
Boy in Wheelchair - Lance Norling
Driver - Jmeka Cherrel
Postman - Kahlil Ashanti
Registration Guy - Kevin Cole
Spectator - Andrea Calabrese
Parent - Rennie Cowan
Spelling Bee Audience Member - Jemma Evans
Student - Eric Fallecker
Audience Member - Aaron Fonseca
Audience Member - Andrea Frisby
Photographer - Thomas Gilbert
National Spelling Bee Press Reporter - Stephanie Hass
Finals - Judge - Dava Hulsey
National Spelling Bee Press Reporter - Carshénah Jefferson
Audience Member - Lanaria Johnson
Featured Speller - Rebecca Knight
Teacher - Elaine Lockhart
Audience Member - Robert McMurrer
Audience Member - Kelron Mixon
Baby Akeelah - Kai Nugent
News Reporter - Galda E. Ortiz
Spelling Bee Audience Member - Justin D. Reininga
Javier's Friend - Michelle Stobaugh
Finals Judge - Holly Traister
Featured Speller - Kaitlyn Williams