|About Ja'Siah Young
|August 9, 2011
Netflix’s Raising Dion, premiering on October 4, is a family drama with superhero action. And the eight-year-old boy with superpowers at the heart of this series is the one you need to keep an eye on. Ja’Siah Young plays the titular Dion in his first major role. Less than a decade on this planet and he has accomplished more than we ever did at his age! And he has the good fortune of calling Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan his TV dad. If this child star is not on your radar yet, our Ja’Siah Young wiki will do the trick.
Ja’Siah Young Is from Pennsylvania
Ja’Siah Young was born on August 9, 2011, and hails from Easton, Pennsylvania. He lives with his mother, Lawaine Young, his grandmother, and his baby sister who turned two years old in August 2019.
Lawaine is extremely supportive of her son’s career and Ja’Siah often expresses his gratitude to her for making his dreams come true. Ja’Siah even dotes on his sister, making them the cutest brother-sister pair on social media.
Ja’Siah’s father, however, doesn’t feature anywhere on his social media. But Lawaine does mention she’s in a relationship on her Facebook page.
Young Is a Child Model and Actor
This Pennsylvania native travels around the country often for various child modeling and acting gigs. He knows how to get his social media followers excited for any upcoming gigs by sharing pictures from his auditions or filming in L.A. and New York.
Among his earliest performances is a minor role in a 2015 episode of Billy on the Street. He also had an uncredited role in the 2017 feature film Rough Night.
Additionally, he has appeared on Nick Jr., and also filmed a commercial for Yonana Frozen Treat Maker.
Young Makes His Breakout Debut in Raising Dion
Netflix has made many a star among child actors and Ja’Siah Young is the next big thing from the streaming giant. The star of Raising Dion, Young portrays Dion, who gains unexplained superpowers after his father dies.
Alisha Wainwright is Nicole, Dion’s mom who tries to figure out the origin of her son’s powers and protect him from the perils of superhero life. All this while trying to get to the bottom of her supposedly dead husband’s mysterious work.
Dion’s dad, Mark, is played by Young’s favorite actor, Michael B. Jordan. Mark is not exactly dead, as you will find out in the nine-episode first season.
Off-camera, Ja’Siah has shown a lot of love for his TV dad. After all, Jordan starred in Black Panther, the hero Young dressed up as on his birthday.
Raising Dion is only the beginning for Ja’Siah Young. He’s also starring in the latest retelling of O.J. Simpson’s dramatic marriage, Nicole and O.J.
Boris Kodjoe, Catherine Bailey, and Charlotte Kirk star in this thriller flick that’s currently in post-production. Ja’Siah will portray Justin Simpson, O.J.’s son with Nicole.