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Zelda Harris from 'Crooklyn' Is All Grown up & Shares Photo from Her First Time in Las Vegas

Aby Rivas
Nov 09, 2019
02:30 P.M.
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Zelda Harris, better known for her childhood role as little tomboy Troy on Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn,2 grew up to become a gorgeous and talented lady that now favors music over acting.


Zelda Harris is flaunting her beauty and good fashion taste in a recent Instagram pic from her first-time ever in Las Vegas.


The 34-year-old was in town for a friend’s wedding and took the chance to snap a shot at a balcony from The Cosmopolitan hotel while enjoying what it looks like a margarita to celebrate the occasion.

Harris donned a cream-colored long sleeve blouse and a black skirt and accessorized with long golden earrings and a huge white flower adorning her curly hair.


Although Zelda went on to take small roles in indie movies and some TV series through the late ‘90s and early ’00s, she got swept up by her passion for music along the way.

“First time in Vegas was absolutely magical,” she captioned the post, adding a bunch of heart emojis.


Fans’ comments

Fans of the former child star took over the comment section to gush about her classic beauty and fill her with compliments, like one user who wrote:

“You the one that looks like Magic .....So Stunningly Beautiful..... Omg.”

Another added:

“I still watch Crooklyn, great acting to be so young, and so cute lol. Now grown up as a beautiful queen.”


And a third one said:

“Love the hairstyle with the flower on your hair, make-up, and outfit. Enjoy yourself in Las Vegas.”

Zelda’s big Hollywood break

Harris started her career in Hollywood at age 6 with an appearance on “Sesame Street,” and one episode of “I’ll Fly Away” in 1994.


Later, she had her debut on the big screen as Troy, a tomboy little girl on Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn.”

At the time, little Zelda managed to charm the acclaimed director, getting selected from an open audition where she competed with 1,000-plus other children.

”She’s very natural,” Lee said at the time. ”She has strong concentration. She didn’t get rattled. Her father (Philip) is a tennis pro. I think that helps Zelda.”


Zelda described her character at the time as “a girl who won’t let anybody push her around. She’s a lot like me. I’m a tomboy. I don’t have brothers, but I’m pretty rough.”

As a little girl, Harris was already thirsty for fame, although she hadn’t settled her mind on what career path she would take yet. One thing was sure, though; she wants to be remembered, as she explained:

”In the year 3000, when everybody’s walking around in tinfoil, I want them to remember that girl who was in Crooklyn.”


Making the switch from acting to music

Although Zelda went on to take small roles in indie movies and some TV series through the late ‘90s and early ’00s, she got swept up by her passion for music along the way.

Today, she’s the main vocalist of the neo-soul/hip-hop band Zelda and the Lo Lo’s. She also plays a wide array of instruments, including the saxophone and piano, and on top of that, Zelda writes her own lyrics and poems.


The band is currently working on their first album and have been giving their fans some samples of their work on performances at small clubs and other venues around California.

Meanwhile, Zelda seems to be working on a new Indie film, as she has shared some swimsuit Instagram pics adding the hashtags “set life” and “indie life” and “actress” to their description.

Hopefully, this means we’ll get more acting from Harris soon.