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Demetrius Flenory Jr. is an American rapper and film actor, perhaps best known for playing the role of his father, Demetrius Flenory Sr. in the crime drama “BMF”, based on the true story of notorious organization, Black Mafia Family.

Early Life and Educational Background

Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. was born under the star sign of Taurus on the 22nd April 2002, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, to Demetrius Flenory Sr. and Latarra Eutsey. His father is the co-founder of Black Mafia Family— the infamous organization that dealt in money laundering and drug trafficking— while his mother is a former flight attendant with Delta Airlines. His mother was also reportedly involved in Demetrius’ business, managing some parts including BMF Entertainment.

Apparently, the boy was too young to understand what his father was doing at the time, and its consequences. He recalls, ‘… I didn’t understand what money really was. I was too young, you know, but I knew who my dad was. I just knew I had a cool, fun dad that had a lot of cars and a lot of houses and we would just go a lot of places. I had no idea what he was doing…’. In 2007, his father and uncle were both sentenced to thirty years in federal prison for heading their organization.

Subsequently, the then-seven-year-old was raised by his mother, and had a relatively normal childhood. He attended a private high school, and upon matriculating, he enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for business studies.

It was around that time that Demetrius had a phone call from his incarcerated father, informing him of his decision to hand over the rights to the BMF story to rapper Curtis Jackson, alias 50 Cent, which allowed 50 Cent to produce an adaptation of the story in either film or television series form. The rapper decided on the latter, and set out to bring the story of Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory and his younger brother Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory to life. He wanted to portray how the brothers made a name for themselves in the 1980’s, which made them one of the most influential crime organizations in the US at that time.

Hence the rapper hosted the first casting call to find his actors; almost 2000 people later, 50 Cent hadn’t found an actor to portray Demetrius Sr. Coincidentally, Demetrius Jr. —who was there to watch the production— was eventually offered the role of his father, thanks to his stark resemblance of him. He moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in acting classes, before embracing his new career as an actor.

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Career

Actor

He made his debut in 2021, in the television show “Black Mafia Family”, playing the main role of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, appearing in the first season, and soon to be released second season. The following year, he was awarded the recurring role of Travis in the second season of “Euphoria”, alongside Zendaya and Minka Kelly. His most recent role is in a yet to be released television show “Taurus”.

Rapper

In 2019, the actor self-released his debut single entitled “Bad Habits” under the name “Lil Meech”—a tribute to Big Meech, his father—. He even included half a minute of his imprisoned father talking in the music video.

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Who is Demetrius Flenory Sr.?

Demetrius Edward “Big Meech” Flenory was born on the 21st June 1968, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Not much is known of his early childhood and family history, except that he has a younger brother, Terry Lee ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, born two years after him. In the late 1980’s, —while the brothers were still in high school — they started selling bags of cocaine around their hometown.

What started as a small side-business led to a large organization by the year 2000; the brothers supervised huge distributions of cocaine across the US in a number of states, including California, Missouri, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina. This organization was estimated to have a nationwide membership of more than 500, and a distribution of cocaine worth more than $240 million. Named Black Mafia Family,  the organization had two main headquarters: an Atlanta location primarily for distribution under Demetrius Sr., and a Los Angeles base under Terry, primarily for receiving shipments from Mexico.

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The Black Mafia Family also ventured into the entertainment industry, and formed BMF Entertainment, which allowed them to easily launder the millions earned from cocaine sales, and legitimize it. It also became a record label for the organization’s only artist, Bleu DaVinci, as well as promoting numerous high ranking hip-hop stars. Eventually, Demetrius along with the Black Mafia Family gained notoriety in pop culture, due to their excessively flashy lifestyles.

In 2003, a feud between the brothers occurred, which was rumored to be caused by Demetrius’ attracting a lot of attention due to his extravagant lifestyle and partying tendencies. Around the same time, the duo were being investigated by authorities, who over a period of five months obtained a 900-page long transcript of wiretapped calls from the younger brother’s phone. Charges were filed against them and several others within the organization, and in November of 2007, both pleaded guilty to the charges of running a continuing criminal organization. As a result, the duo were given a sentence of 30 years in a federal prison.

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Just 13 years into their sentence, Terry was granted a release to house arrest in May of 2020,  a compassionate parole due to his health issues, as well as an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Demetrius Sr. applied for his release under similar conditions, but his application was rejected, the federal judge citing the unpleasant nature of Demetrius’ prison record; he still promotes himself as a drug lord. He has also committed violations such as possession of weapons, a cellphone, and even abusing drugs. Currently, he’s serving his remaining sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Sheridan – his scheduled release date is 5th May 2029, a few weeks shy of his 64th birthday.

Arrest for Grand Theft

TMZ reported that the young Demetrius had been arrested in Miami, on charges of first-degree grand theft and first-degree organized fraud. Police revealed that the actor walked into Haimov Jewelers in February 2022, and allegedly purchased a Richard Millie watch worth $275,000 with a Rolex worth $90,000, and agreeing to pay $100,000 for two months. A few weeks later, he allegedly returned to the store to request repairs to his watch; he was also loaned another Richard Millie watch worth $350,000 for his photoshoot, and was required to return it within three days.

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Many weeks later, the jeweler accused Lil Meech of trying to trade the watch to another jeweler, —after seeing a social media post on the other jeweler’s Instagram account— and promptly informed the authorities. Initially, law enforcement called Demetrius to request he turn himself in to police, but he hung up. Miami Police then wrote up a warrant for the actor’s arrest that was issued on the 14th May 2022. He eventually turned himself in, and appeared at the Turner Guilford Knight correctional center. He was bailed out later that day,.,

For his release, his BMF co-star Abraham D. Juste, alias “Da’Vinchi” paid a bond of $1.4 million. Among the reasons stated by Da’Vinchi for bailing his co-star was so that they could film the upcoming second season of the crime series, “Black Mafia Family”. In a video that was posted on his Instagram Story, a seemingly calm Lil Meech is with Da’Vinchi moments after his release on bond., and can be heard saying, ‘My boy got me out though my boy got me out for real’. On the 30th August, 2022, the actor shared on his Instagram account that the charges were dropped, ‘God is Good. Case Dropped’. He celebrated the news with a new watch from Elliot and Pristine.

Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts

  • In preparation for the role as his father, Demetrius enrolled in an acting class, attending five days a week, sometimes twice a day for about two years. In an interview with the New York Post, he said ‘… made sure, you know, I had the foundational acting before I just jumped out there on screen and didn’t have any acting experience, you know, as far as any classes… (I took) intense acting classes…’.
  • The aspiring actor also made regular visits to his incarcerated father, along with Randy Higgins, the show’s creator, gaining valuable insight into his father’s life, which enabled him to better his portrayal.
  • The young actor expressed how much his father’s opinion— of how well he was portrayed in BMF— really mattered to him, saying ‘No one’s credibility amounts to his. I just want him to tell me he’s proud—he’s seen it, and he’s happy I did it and I killed it. Once I hear that, then it’s all good for me’.
  • He first met his ‘BMF’ co-star, DaVinci, on a video call, sharing, ‘It was just for Randy [Higgins] and the directors and the producers to see if we were a good match together, if we were going to be able to really be the brothers that they were looking for. But once they seen it, they knew it was us’. The two got to familiarize themselves with each other, and even formed a bond before they began shooting, in an effort to make their respective roles more realistic.
  • The young actor has not only starred in the adaptation, but he also got to produce the first and third episodes of the series, with which he’s been credited.

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  • Demetrius Jr. has the hopes of helping people understand his father better, saying, ‘People misjudge what type of man he is… this story will help people understand. BMF is much more than drug dealers, much more than mafia… it’s about brotherhood and loyalty and family, and it has a soul to it’.
  • Lil Meech credits 50 Cent as the one who brought him into acting, stating ‘He’s the reason that I’m acting. He helped me get the role…’.
  • Despite being awarded the role of his father, he acknowledged that he was required to put in extra effort to prove that he was deserving of the role.
  • Of his recent role in “Euphoria”, Demetrius said ‘I enjoyed working on Euphoria… People get to see a whole different Meech, because it’s not the same Meech from BMF… I want people to know that I can’t just play my dad. I can play other people. My range is wide’.
  • Demetrius Jr. is evidently close to his mother Latarra, and shared that they regularly speak on the phone during his filming. Latarra spent her son’s birthday with him on the BMF set; she posted on Facebook how proud she was of Demetrius and her joy at being able to spend his birthday that way.
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Appearance and Clothing Style

The actor is a male of African ethnicity and American nationality. He has a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and weighs around 132lbs (60kg). The 22-year-old has various tattoos on his body, including on his neck and forearms; his parents are among them, plus a BMF logo on his neck. Concerning his clothing style, the actor can be seen wearing trendy clothes and various styles while on scene.

Net Worth and Salary

The primary source of Demetrius’ net worth and salary are from his job as an actor. Authoritative sources cites his net worth to be at least $3 million, which is likely to increase as he continues accepting roles on the big screen.

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How old is Miya Cech? Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Dating

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Who is Miya Cech?

Miya Cech is a teen actress and model, who rose to fame with her roles in “The Darkest Minds”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 4 March 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. As of 2021, she is 14 years old and holds Japanese and American nationality.

Family, Bio, Wiki

She has been raised by her American adoptive parents ER. Cech and G.Cech in Northern California alongside three siblings Emi Marie, Kai Marie, and Nikko J, who are also adopted. Her older sister, Kai Marie, followed in Miya’s footsteps and launched an acting career as well, so far appearing in “So Close”, Rickard Lovely”, and “Marvelous and the Black Hole”.

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While some children like to keep this type of personal information away from the public eye, Miya is far from that mindset. In her opinion, the fact that she was adopted allows her to use her voice and social platforms to support the adoption community, and reach out to other adopted children. In an interview, she disclosed: “I want adoption to be normalised, some kids need help and homes and families and that is super important for me. Everyone deserves to be loved and have a family and I want to be able to share that and represent that and you know inspire other families to adopt and that’s why it’s big for me.”

Rise to Stardom

She launched her career as a model at the age of four through her parents, featuring in various ads and on catwalks.

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In an interview, she talked about the experience of having started a career at such a young age, Miya saying: ”My parents sacrificed a lot over the years, including just driving me everywhere. For school, though, we have teachers on set in both the modeling world and the acting world. “

She made her TV debut at the age of eight in 2015, appearing in an episode of the action crime series “Hawaii Five 0”. During the same year, Miya guest-starred in the comedy series “The Thundermans” and crime drama series “Hand of God”.

In 2016, Miya portrayed Amy Chen in two episodes of the horror/supernatural series “American Horror Story”, followed by a minor appearance in the short movie “Angeltown”. After starring in the short fantasy movie “Unbound”, she was cast as the recurring character Marigold, in the drama series “American Housewife”, appearing in three episodes.

In 2018 Miya joined the cast as Suzme – “Zu” – in the dystopian superhero film “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. While many had high expectations considering the popularity of superhero movies in general, it appeared that those expectations weren’t met, as the film opened to an overwhelmingly negative reception and reviews, with criticism aimed at the generic, derivative, and predictable plot. Additionally, it poorly performed at the box office, grossing only $41 million against the $35 million production budget. Despite the movie’s negative reception, Miya’s convincing performance as Zu did not go unnoticed, and she finally started attracting recognition and exposure.

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Her other roles

She made several appearances in 2019, including in the series “Arrow”, the short movie “Viva La Revolucion”, and the comedy romance movie “Always Be My Baby”. She additionally landed the recurring role as Akiko Yamato in the adventure drama series “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, opposite Malia Baker and Bryce Gheisar.

During the same year, she booked the role as Zhen Zhen in the sci-fi adventure movie “Rim of the World”. Even though the movie garnered generally negative reviews, upon premiering it was rated as the most-watched film on the SVOD service in the UK.

Latest roles

In 2020 she was cast in the lead role as “Samantha Sammy” in the space adventure series “Astronauts”, again sharing the screen with Bryce Gheisar.

In an interview, she expressed her excitement over playing Sammy in a series related to space, saying:  “I’ve been really into space ever since I was a little girl, well even younger than I am now, and I’ve kept up with just about every launch that has happened in my 13 years.”

Miya also revealed that the whole crew had the pleasure of talking to the astronaut Chris Cassidy, to prepare for their roles and challenges while filming, she said: ” Chris Cassidy went to the international space station and we got to ask him questions that would help us in the show. We also did movement training; ee had a choreographer and we played this game where we’d push off of each other but we’d have to make it look like we were in zero gravity.”

Despite the positive reviews the series has garnered, it appears that Nickelodeon will not be renewing the show for another season.

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She landed another lead role in 2021, in the coming-of-age drama movie “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, opposite Rhea Perlman. Working with Rhea was a one-of-time experience for Maya, and she has nothing but words of praise.

Additionally, working with the director Kate Tsang gave her insight into the works and process of directing, she said: “I’ve only worked with a couple of Asian-American directors, and because I want to be a director someday, getting to see that and putting myself in their shoes was amazing. It was a really fun project to work on all together.”

She recently partnered with Zigazoo, the fun and social platform for kids, and was featured as a celebrity guest reader of the children’s book entitled “The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”.

Personal life

Given her young age, it’s too early to talk about any romantic interests.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Her current height is 4ft 6ins (149cm), while her weight is around 78lbs (35kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.

Miya is an active supporter of the Asian-American Girl Club, the fashion and lifestyle brand which aims to redefine the modern Asian-American Woman through normalization and unity. For Miya, it’s highly important to be a part of the club as she aspires to be a role model for Asian American girls, she further explained: “I’m using my voice to inspire people, I’m using my voice to be other people’s voice and reach the hearts of people.

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It’s really just about girl power and Asian-American power and Asian-American girl power.”

What is her Net worth?

Her current net worth is estimated at around $300,000, earned during her career as an actress and model. Given her success in various roles, it’s believed that her wealth will continue to grow.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on her social media accounts, which are managed by her parents. Her Instagram account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has nearly 10,000 fans. Miya also uses TikTok, on which she has over 100,000 followers with two million likes.

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Kaitlyn Leeb’s Wiki: Nationality, Husband, Children, Net Worth

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Who is Kaitlyn Leeb?

Kaitlyn Leeb is a model and actress, who rose to fame portraying Jennifer Doolittle in the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She’s also had notable roles in the popular TV series “Shadowhunters” and “Heartland”. Kaitlyn was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 18 June 1988, in North York, Ontario, Canada, of Irish and Chinese descent. As of 2021, she is 33 years old and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Family

Not much information is known about her family, except that her mother was a model. Reportedly, she was brought up by her grandparents, who took care of her and her two siblings after their parents divorced.

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She enjoyed performing and dancing from an early age, and even competed in various competitions during her formative years. When it comes to her education, she obtained a degree in Psychology from York University.

Career Beginnings

Kaitlyn stepped into the world of entertainment by working as a model, and appearing in various print ads and advertisements for several companies and brands such as Dentyne Ice, Fuze fruit drinks, and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, in terms of furthering her modeling career, she won the Miss Chin Bikini Pageant.

Having been in the industry for some time, she decided to test the waters and pursue acting, kicking-off with a minor role in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006.

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Three years later, she appeared as Valerie in the drama movie “The Jazzman”, followed by a small part in the TV show “Blue Mountain State”. After a guest appearance in the adventure/fantasy series “Aaron Stone” in 2010, she portrayed Trina in the action/thriller “Locked Down”, opposite Vinnie Jones, Rashad Evans and Tony Schiena.

In 2011, she starred as Bridget in the film “Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginning”, then the following year, her popularity exponentially grew as she landed numerous roles in various projects. She was cast as Dr. Casandra Lee in the comedy-drama series “Heartland”, appearing in 26 episodes of the sixth through 12th season. During the same year she landed her most famed role as, Jennifer Doolittle in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the fourth series in the popular Degrassi franchise.

The show, created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood, was one of the most-watched TV series in Canada, earning various accolades throughout its 14 season run. Kaitlyn also booked some minors roles in short movies and TV series, such as “The L.A. Complex”, “Total Recall”, and “Hail Satan”.

Her other roles

In 2013 she switched from her usual appearances, and starred in two TV movies – “Alive” and “Grave Halloween”. The following year, she scooped various recurring roles in TV series such as “The Republic of Doyle”, “Bitten”, and “Seed”.

After appearing in the movie “Wolves” and “The Hazing Secret” in 2014, she was cast as the recurring character Keira, in the comedy/romance series “Single Ladies”. During the same year, she made a one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Backpackers” and portrayed Lily in the action drama series “Rogue”.

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In 2016 she landed the part of Camille Belcourt, the antagonist in the supernatural drama series “Shadowhunters”, appearing in the seven episodes of the first season. In an interview with a media outlet, she talked about her audition for the show, saying:” I actually auditioned for a couple of roles before landing Camille. As soon as I heard about the show, I was really excited about it. So I prepped her, and I auditioned, and I found out a couple of days later that I booked her. That was the most amazing thing”.

Her portrayal of the former leader of the Brooklyn vampire Clan and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend, earned her exposure and additional popularity among younger audiences. The show, which explores the world of fantasy filled with warlock, shadowhunters and vampires, ran for three seasons, while Caitlyn appeared as a guest in the second season.

She followed up this role by portraying Susan in the horror series “Slasher”, then in 2018 she appeared in several TV movies – “Christmas with a View”, Christmas with a Prince”, and “Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal,” and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the next installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Her latest roles

In 2020 she was cast as Leah Starnes in the short-lived streaming series “Spinning Out”, followed by one-episode appearances in TV series such as “The Wedding Planners” and “The Crossword Mysteries”. She additionally appeared in the horror movie “Anything for Jackson”, portraying Yolanda opposite Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings; the film opened to positive reviews from critics.

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Regarding her upcoming projects, she is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the third installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Caitlyn will portray Jessica in the romance drama “Christmas in the Wilds”, opposite Victor Zinck Jr., which is set to premiere around Christmas 2021. Additionally, she landed another lead role in the comedy-romance “Be Mine, Valentine”, sharing the screen with Brendon Zub which will premiere by the end of 2021.

Personal life

Kaitlyn has been married to the four-year senior equity trader Ted Leeb since 2013. After several years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle on 17 August in a private ceremony. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter named Avery Elizabeth Leeb, and in 2020 another addition to the family, daughter Presley.

Physical stats and Hobbies Charity Work

Kaitlyn is 5ft 4ins tall (164cm), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-26-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Regarding hobbies, she is a great fan of horse riding and ice-skating.

In the interview with a media outlet, she said that she adores watching documentaries and series about marine life, explaining: I really love that stuff. I don’t know what it is, it is just so fascinating to me that there is this whole other world that we have no idea about. I just like learning about that. I love sharks. Shark week is my favorite week.”

Her favorite show is “River Monsters”.

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Charity Work

With a great passion for philanthropy, Kaitlyn has been serving as the Jakes House National Ambassador since 2018, and often participates in public speaking engagements, as well as communicating with students, families and partners. Jake’s House is a charity that aims to aid and support families living with autism in Canada, by providing various mentoring programs and organizing community events with the goal of bringing people together and socializing. Kaitlyn has been featured in several promotional ads and digital campaigns, and continuously supports the charity’s work, inspiring and motivating others to take action.

What is her net worth?

According to reports, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, acquired largely through her acting career over 15 years.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on social media; her Instagram account has nearly 80,000 followers, while her Twitter has over 30,000 fans. Kaitlyn often posts family photos, selfies, and news about her current and upcoming projects.

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