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Justin Key is an actor, author, entrepreneur, and speaker known as the Modern-Day Renaissance Man. Simultaneously coexisting in three industries: Entertainment, S.T.E.M. and Business, he subscribes to the notion that the only limits we have are the ones we choose to accept. Attributing his success to the shift in his mindset, he is on a mission to help as many people in the world as possible to expand their mindset and never put limits on the success and happiness they can achieve. As an innovative influencer, he has been featured in many publications, served on numerous panels and has delivered addresses and talks all over the world.
Hailing from the great state of Tennessee, Justin is an alumnus of LeMoyne-Owen College, AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Mount Saint Mary’s University and The American Conservatory Theater. After graduating at the top of his undergraduate class, he relocated from Memphis, TN to Los Angeles, CA where he would begin his professional career as an actor. He has shared the stage with some of Hollywood’s greats such as Jackie Harry, Marla Gibbs, Kenny Lattimore, Flex Alexander, Vanessa Bell Callaway and many others. Justin’s film career has led him to share the big screen with Comedic Powerhouse Kevin Hart, Empire’s Taraji P. Henson, Music Superstar Justin Bieber and others. Justin can be seen on billboards, in magazines, books and advertisements all over the world representing Wal-Mart, Ross Stores, E-Harmony, YAHOO, Burlington Coat Factory and many other brands and campaigns. Even while working and enjoying success in Hollywood, he could not resist the world of entrepreneurship and launched his first company, 180 Degrees Tutoring. The company was a private, high-end tutoring company specializing in all academic subjects and test preparation. Realizing the worlds of entertainment and business paralleled in many instances, he started developing his strategies to assist like-minded artists, and business professionals succeed in both industries. This led Justin to accept a professorship position where he created the curriculum for and taught Entertainment Entrepreneurship in Los Angeles, CA for over five years.
In February 2018, he published his first book, Mind Control, a how-to, self-help book that centers around living a life without limits and not putting restrictions on ones’ given talents, gifts, intellect and personality, that has now become a top ten bestseller. Justin launched Mindset Mgmt Group, a Los Angeles-based coaching and consulting firm specializing in entertainment and entrepreneurship strategies for the 21st Century. Currently, he is cast in Google’s scripted series GodComplX currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Justin is also the creator of Mama Knows Best, a comedic audiobook series based on the conversations between a southern mom and her son narrated by Mad TV's Debra Wilson and himself. He is a member of Black Enterprise’s 2019 class of Modern Men of Distinction and was awarded the Key to the City of his hometown of Rossville, TN in February 2019.
Justin enjoys volunteering for nonprofits, advocating for HBCUs, mentoring youth, listening to classical music, outdoor running, reading, wine tasting and traveling. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and is a Top 40 Under 40 recipient.