Elijah DeJesus was born in Reading, PA. While growing up, she played soccer, the snare drum and enjoyed singing in the school chorus. She attended acting classes in her hometown before she enrolled with Main Line Models in King of Prussia, PA. She even attended the IMTA Convention in New York City with Main Line Models in 2006, and she won many awards in acting, including honorable mention for Child Actress of the Year. After this, Elijah and her family moved to LA and trained with a well-known acting coach John Kirby and continue to attend acting classes at the John Kirby Studios in Hollywood. She also is taking singing lessons and hip hop dancing. Elijah got her first co-star appearance on television with America Ferrera as "Little Betty" in "The Kids Are Alright" (2008) episode of the hit ABC sitcom "Ugly Betty". More recently, Elijah was cast in her first lead role in the feature film "Pearl" currently in production.