Kalen Allen, who was discovered as a digital creator by Ellen DeGeneres, has signed to WME.
The actor, producer, singer-songwriter and TV personality broke out when a viral Kalen responds food video caught DeGeneres’ attention and gave Allen a guest appearance The Ellen Show. That became a deal for Allen as a guest contributor for the show and its digital platforms.
Allen won a 2020 Webby Award for his weekly digital series OMKalen and he was nominated for Best YouTube Comedian at the Shorty Awards 2019. He has also appeared on Amazon Prime’s With love and HBO Maxs A Black Lady Sketch Show.
And Allen has been a judge at Food Network’s cuckoos and turn off supermarket, and he hosted Buddy vs Duff. He made his feature film debut in Seth Rogen’s 2020 An American pickle photo for HBO Max, and his music debut came with his holiday album Before Christmas!
Allen supports nonprofit organizations such as The Point Foundation, The Trevor Project, GLSEN, GLAAD and Better Brothers LA. He is a graduate of Temple University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at NYU.
Allen is still represented by 3 Arts and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.