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Today: Hosts T.J. Dawson and Julian Roca will chat with Kalen Allen (“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”) and Krysta Rodriguez (“Smash,” Broadway’s Spring Awakening, The Addams Family)
At just 24 years old, award-nominated actor, producer, and television personality Kalen Allen has catapulted into the mainstream media, reaching millions of people worldwide across his social media platforms and through his content online. Discovered in 2018 by renowned talk show host Ellen Degeneres, Allen first made a name for himself through his hilarious “Kalen Reacts” videos, giving colorful and witty commentary on culinary concoctions online. It was one of these videos that caught the attention of Ellen, and he was invited to appear on the show.
Ellen knew she had found something special in Allen, and offered him an opportunity to collaborate and produce content for her digital platforms. Today, Allen holds a regular guest spot on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and often takes his trademark wide-brimmed red hat and infectious personality to high-profile events, such as the Billboard Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards as Ellen’s correspondent. He also has his own weekly digital news series, “OMKalen,” where he gives kind commentary on hot topics and trending stories of the week.