On the left is R&B singer Sammie while on the right is actor Jay Ellis.
Sammie who`s real name Lee Bush Jr. was born March 1 st 1987 in Boynton Beach, Florida is also known by Sammie Bush and Leigh Bush is an American R&B singer. He is best known for his hit, “I Like It” (1999) from his debut album, From the Bottom to the Top (2000). He returned with his second studio album, Sammie in 2006. He is currently finishing his third album Coming of Age under his own label StarCamp Entertainment which is partnered with Twenty Two Recordings/EMI, which was released in 2013.
His mother was a former professional singer who sang in a church choir, while at the time carrying him. She is mother to three other children besides Sammie. His father is from a long line of prominent ministers of the Bush family, and he is a cousin of NFL football player Reggie Bush, as “Lil’ Sammie” and “Reggie Reg’s” grandfathers’ were brothers. Sammie attended a magnet school with a special performing arts program where he formed a vocal group with two junior high kids called, “The Wonder 3”. The group then audition for Showtime at the Apollo in 1998. Shortly afterwards, Dallas Austin’s agent Joyce Irby contacted Bush and his mother. Austin brought Bush to Atlanta, Georgia to record several demos and was signed to Austin’s Freeworld Entertainment. By 1999, Sammie was signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist and released his debut album, “From the Bottom to the Top”, on March 14, 2000. Debuting at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and 21 on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” charts, it was certified gold by the RIAA for more than 500,000 copies shipped to stores. The first single, “I Like It” manage to peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 8 on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song” charts, simultaneously became gold-certified by the RIAA. The second single, “Crazy Things I Do” was released in early 2000 and peaked at number 39 on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart.
Jay Ellis was born in Sumter, South Carolina, USA on December 27th, 1981. His real name is Wendell Ellis Jr he is 6′ 2½” (1.89 m). Jay Ellis grew up as an only child in a military family traveling all around the world including Germany and the Philipines. Jay Ellis attended twelve schools in thirteen years. After graduating from Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jay Ellis attended Concordia University in Portland Oregon where he received a scholarship for basketball. While attending Concordia he began a modeling career with Mode Models International which lead to placements with other top agencies such as Ford Models. Jay Ellis has been featured in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Air Jordan Brand, Diesel, The Gap and others. He has been featured in shows such as “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”(2008), “Millionaire Matchmaker” (2008), “How To Look Good Naked” (2008), and in the new MTV series “Hired!” debuting Spring 2010.
Sammie and Jay Ellis are celebrity look alikes. Sammie Bush and Jay Ellis have the same hair cut, hair texture and facial features. Both these men have the same skin color the even have a similar voice.