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Tavarus Conley (born 26 June 1985; age 34) is an actor, model, and singer who played a crewmember aboard the USS Kelvin in Star Trek. He hails from Austin, Texas and moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2005, dropping out of Texas Southern University to do so. He is primarily pursuing a career as a hip hop and R&B singer.
Conley appeared in several films including John Tucker Must Die, Paramount Pictures' Freedom Writers (with Lisa Banes and Tim Halligan), Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Meet Dave (starring Eddie Murphy and Gabrielle Union). He also filmed a scene for the music drama Dreamgirls, but it was deleted.
In addition, Conley appeared on such television series as Ugly Betty (starring Alan Dale, Tony Plana, and Vanessa Williams), ER (with Scott Grimes), The Unit (with Abby Brammell), and 24. He has also worked on a number of music videos, including "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" by UGK featuring Outkast.