Akeelah and the Bee
Directed by
Doug Atchison
Changing the world... one word at a time.
Produced by
Laurence Fishburne
Michael Romersa
Nancy Hult Ganis
Sid Ganis
Danny Llewelyn
Screenplay by
Doug Atchison
Angela Bassett
Laurence Fishburne
Keke Palmer
Lee Thompson Young
Lauren Sánchez
Erica Hubbard
Curtis Armstrong
Lee Garlington
Craig Wasson
Tzi Ma
Brittany Curran
Ric Govea
Justin Rodgers Hall
Eddie Steeples
Bonita Friedericy
Wolfgang Bodison
Sid Ganis
Todd Wagner
Dava Hulsey
Julito McCullum
Sahara Garey
Jeris Lee Poindexter
Sean Michael Afable
Zac Gardner
Jack Ong
Fay Hauser
Robert McMurrer
Sara Niemietz
Jeff Marlow
J.R. Villarreal
Eric Fallecker
Stephanie Hass
Jacques Bailly
Corina Boettger
Pierre D. Chambers
Lanaria Johnson
Eric Don
Maddy Kloss
D.T. Carney
Kelron Mixon
Brittany M. Wildman
Krysten Leigh Jones
Marjorie Harris
Holly Traister
Andrea Frisby
Rennie Cowan
Justin D. Reininga
Kahlil Ashanti
Kaitlyn Williams
Jason Ortenberg
Neil Soni
Katie Olson
Amirah Hawkins
Jessy J. Hwang
Alexandra Rieger
John Oxenreiter
Aaron Fonseca
Alexander Christian Stephans
Shyann Chatman
Chloé Conroy
Lance Norling
Janet Borrus
Keshell Lucas
Jmeka Cherrel
Biplab Panda
Mason Green
Austin Herrera Davis
Marcus Hawkins-Dungey
Dalia Phillips
John A. Ausick
Caroline J. Smith
Katie L. Brown
George Hornedo
Julia Kelleher
Netflix Rating
Netflix Genre
Children & Family
Family Dramas
Ages 8-10
Ages 11-12
Netflix Format

Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, her mother, her schoolmates, and her coach, Dr. Joshua Larabee. The cast also features Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villareal, Sean Michael Afable, Erica Hubbard, Lee Thompson Young, Julito McCullum, Sahara Garey, Eddie Steeples, and Tzi Ma. The film was developed over a period of 10 years by ... more on Wikipedia

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