An 11-year-old girl (Keke Palmer) in South Los Angeles discovers she has a talent for spelling.
Children, Drama112 Mins2006
Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.
Laurence Fishburneas Dr. Larabee
Angela Bassettas Tanya
Keke Palmeras Akeelah Anderson
Curtis Armstrongas Mr. Welch
Tzi Maas Mr. Chiu
Lee Thompson Youngas Devon