Interview: Sheldon Bailey on ‘Shameless,’ LeBron James & Giving Back
By Reel Life With Jane on April 22, 2014
Sheldon Bailey “I think ‘Shameless’ is my big break — or maybe my big break hasn’t happened yet,” says 31-year-old Sheldon Bailey who portrays Kenyatta, Mandy’s potentially abusive boyfriend on Showtime’s hit drama. Whether “Shameless” is or isn’t his “big break,” this 6’6″ actor loves what he’s doing and plans on having a long career, one that started as a body double for various NBA stars, including LeBron James, in more than 40 national commercials. He’s often referred to as “the man who gets paid to be LeBron James.” “LeBron James is a talented guy and I appreciate everything that’s come out of the work I’ve done as his double,” he says, “but I’m ready to be a separate entity.” Bailey almost had his own basketball career ahead of him when he was younger. . . .