Lamon Archey plays Eli Grant on NBC’s iconic daytime drama “Days of our Lives.”
Born in Northern California, Archey was raised by his grandparents and after graduating high school worked as a carpenter for three years. He soon moved to Los Angeles where, in less than a year, was working as a print, catalog and runway model for some of the world’s top fashion brands and designers, including Macys, the Gap, Kohl’s, Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.
Archey sharpened his acting chops and soon began booking commercials for major companies, including McDonald’s, Chase and Old Navy. Beyoncé handpicked Archey as her love interest for Destiny’s Child 2004 music video “Cater 2 U.”
He landed his first acting role on “The Young and the Restless” in 2012 and would go on to appear in various sitcoms, including CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” and Showtime’s “Roadies,” before returning to daytime on “Days of Our Lives.” Originating the role of Eli Grant, the first Black member of the Horton family, Archey garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of the likeable headstrong character.
A father of three children – two sons, Machiah, 17, and Caden, 11; and daughter, Gaia, 8 –Lamon resides in Los Angeles.