Christian Keyes is an actor, singer, model, producer and screenwriter. Prior to his career in entertainment, Keyes was a fitness trainer. He is best known for his leading roles in "Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark" and "Madea Goes to Jail." He also has a recurring role in Black Entertainment Television's "Let's Stay Together," although as of 2015 the show has not had a new episode since 2014 and may be facing cancellation.
Keyes was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Flint, Michigan, about an hour north of Detroit. He attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he majored in social work.
Keyes became a model in the late 1990s. Shortly thereafter, he auditioned for the national touring stage play "Lord, All Men Can’t Be Dogs" and was picked for a prominent role. While on one of the several tours he did with the play, Keyes met Tyler Perry, who invited him to star in his upcoming stage production "Madea Goes to Jail." After a successful first performance, Keyes also starred in "What's Done in the Dark."
Keyes has appeared in more than 40 stage productions and over 1,200 theatrical shows, many of which also showcased his singing talent. In addition to singing for productions, Keyes is a musical artist and has released three records. He has sung with artists such as Brian McKnight, Ashanti, Anthony Hamilton, Shirley Murdock and Lyfe Jennings, among others.
Keyes has also appeared in more than 15 movies, many in leading roles. In early 2015 he appeared in a romantic comedy film called "The Man in 3B." Keyes' other notable films include "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Perfect Combination," and "Note to Self."