Hi La’Ron, please tell us a little about you?
I’m 17 years old and I from Brookhaven, Mississippi. I grew up with a love and passion for performing. It was everything I loved. From singing, acting, and dancing, I just can not think of anything I would rather do. Within the past year, my family and I relocated to Los Angeles to pursue my career further.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Dedicated, Confident and Fun-loving
How did you get started in the industry?
At an early age I recognized my love for acting and singing. It was always a dream of mine to be on television or on a stage performing. Once day I decided to tell my parents about my dream at the age of eight. From that point on, my mom found acting camps and classes for me in Los Angeles. I would spend every summer traveling to LA for training. She also found me online voice classes and I was able to train from home. At the age of 14, I decided to pursue my passion for music a little deeper. I wrote my first song Memories and recorded it in a studio. After my first recording, I kept writing and writing until I finished an entire album entitled “Love Letter.” Of course, you can find it on all streaming platforms.
Best advice ever given?
If you want something really bad; never give up and continue to work hard. Although you made get several No’s, you work hard until you get that one Yes.
What was your first acting role?
My first acting role was a Nike Commercial. I got to work with Kevin Durant which was so exciting. I went to Oklahoma for a few days to film and I had the time of my life on set. If I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do in life, being on set made me sure that it was acting.
How did you get started into Singing, Acting and Dancing?
I’ve always loved to sing at a very young age. My grandma is one person that encouraged me as a singer. She would always tell her friends how I could sing and I would do small performances wherever we saw them. She would also take me around to the local stores and banks and let me perform. They were always impressed and this encouraged me more. A few years later I told my mom I wanted to be an actor so she worked hard to find out the information I needed to get started. She sent me to a summer camp for actors and I fell in love with the craft of it. Dance is something I’ve been doing for 2 years and it is becoming more and more of a love for me. Although acting and singing are my first love, dance has always been fun for me and it helps me with my confidence on stage. I am able to let it all out.
Tell us about the feature film DIRT MERCHANTS: REBELISTIC?
Dirt Merchants is a project I just finished filming on. It’s a story of two teenage boys from the same walks of life going down completely different paths. One is starting his own business and making money while the other is going down the path of crime. I got the opportunity of playing myself as a singer and I was able to perform in one scene. I can’t wait for everyone to see it
What other projects you have been part of?
Throughout my acting career I’ve been featured on different tv shows and films. One project includes Black or White with Kevin Costner.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
One actor I look up to is Idris Elba. I’ve seen many movies with him. Each time he’s a different type of character and he plays the character so well while hiding his accent. He is such a versatile actor which inspires me completely.
What is next for La’Ron Hines in 2019?
I’m going to continue to work as an actor and singer. I’m working on a new music video that is in pre-production for my song Lit. I recently booked a lead for a web series and will begin filming it soon.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
In five years, I hope to have worked a lot in television with lots of lead role. I also hope to have multiple songs on the billboard charts.
What music do you like?
I honestly have at least one song I like from each Genre but my top music is pop R&B and rap.
Do you support any charity?
I don’t have a specific charity but there are multiple causes that I strongly support and stand behind. I love charities like Make a Wish and St Jude’s because I’m very passionate about kids. It is sad that some of them don’t get to live normal lives. I also support causes that contribute to ending homelessness. It has always bothered me to know that there are people who don’t have a place to stay at night.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
I’ve always wanted to meet Michael Jackson. He inspired so many artists that I look up to. Being able to be in his presence would be magical.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
I’m a big fan of Netflix originals right now. My favorite is On My Block. I also like CW shows like Riverdale and All American.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
My phone, my wallet and my Air Pods (keys also but I like my Air Pods more)
How’s a normal day in your life?
A normal day in my life includes me waking up and working out. This helps me get my mind conditioned for doing productive work. Once that is over, I start my homeschool classes if needed. Next, I study my craft and practice, practice and practice. And of course, I am always working on social media content.
What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
My perfect Sunday begins with church with my family. My family are strong Christians and believe this is necessary regardless of your career path. I have always been taught that I must remember my core values before anything. Next after church is always a good family meal in a restaurant. If I don’t splurge with my eating all week, this is the one day I do. I like to end my day with a little relaxation in my lounging clothes while watching a good movie. This helps me get started for the busy and sometimes crazy week.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Doing what you love is the way for me to reach happiness. Also being around my family and friends.
What do you think of Social Media?
I’m a big fan of social media. It’s super important to have it if you’re in the industry. And it’s becoming bigger and bigger each day. It’s also the best way to build a fan base.
Where we can follow you?
Song: Anything by Beyoncé or Bruno Mars
Travel destination: I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii
Celebrity Crush: Kylie Jenner
Quote: Hard Work beats Talent
Book: Series of Unfortunate Events
Movie: Any movie by Tyler Perry
Sports Team: Golden State
Photo Credits: Bella Saville Photography