Tiaunte Taru Kelly (born January 3) is an American actor, music executive, film director, and film producer. His journey began in the music industry working for Steve Manning and Associates as a Publicist (artist: Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Rev Run, LL Cool J, etc). Later becoming a consultant for La Face Records and various rap labels in Miami, Florida, Tiaunte has assisted many record moguls in guiding artist careers. Tiaunte later joined the staff of Fortress Marketing and became the assistant to Thornell Jones at Hidden Beach Recordings. Together they launched the careers or Jill Scott and Mike Phillips. During such time, Tiaunte was asked to provide music for two independent films (sweet oranges, room for seven). Next, Marshall Tyler (film director) introduced film making to him and arranged a meeting with Brian Carrol and Michael Mann. After an hour of questions and answers, Tiaunte gave birth to the idea of independently shooting his first film (Lost Money). Tiaunte then began working with Marshall Tyler as his assistant. Tiaunte Kelly has a total of five films to his credit.