“Chipper by the Dozen” star Leo Abello Perry joins the cast of “Fast X” as the son of Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto. diversity Can report exclusively.
Perry will play the son of Dom and Elena Neves (Elsa Pataki). In 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious,” he was kidnapped as a child along with his mother and used by Cypher (Charlize Theron) to blackmail Dom. Although Elena is ultimately killed, she is rescued by Deckard (Jason Statham) and Wayne Shaw (Luke Evans), and Dom names her after his late friend Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker). In 2021’s “F9,” viewers see him living with Dom and stepmother Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) in their farmhouse.
Perry recently played Chip in the ABC live special “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” alongside Josh Groban, Shania Twain, Martin Short and Rita Moreno, who played her grandmother in “Fast X.” He made his feature film debut last year at the age of 9 in Disney+’s “Chipper by the Dozen” remake starring Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff, where he played Luca. His other recent credits include “Black-ish” and “The Big Leap.”
Outside of acting, Perry is passionate about social justice, and in 2020 created her own movement, Dance for Justice, to raise awareness about racial inequality. Dance for Justice raised funds for Black Lives Matter and held educational programs for children in art, music and sports. Perry recently launched her own activism podcast, “The Activators,” and leads the organization Justice Kids for Peace.
“Fast X” is set to premiere in theaters on May 19. Directed by Louis Leterrier, the Universal film also stars Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, Helen Mirren and Cardi B.
Perry is repped by Artistic Endeavors, The Osbrink Agency and Dale Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bob & Dang.