February 01, 2021
We are thrilled to have our very first Powder People Profile be rising star Eli Goree. Powder People is a collection of interviews of people who are "seizing the day" in their lives.
Who are you and what is your occupation?
My name is Eli Goree, I'm from Canada and I now live in Los Angeles. I am an Actor.
What drives you to get up every day?
Trying to be a blessing to others and to be all that God has called me to be, to the best of my ability.
Who is a living person you most admire?
My mother Toni Goree, she has overcome a lot. She worked really hard to take care of my sibling and I. She also studied two degrees when we were younger and is now getting her PHD.
When and where were you happiest?
When I got baptized. Being at my church, Valley Crossroads, gave me a family here in Los Angeles.
Who is your hero of fiction?
Neo, The Matrix is my favorite movie, it ties in so many relevant themes all into one film. I also love martial arts films and my favorite scene is when Neo fights the agent in the subway.
Who is your real-life hero?
What does comfort feel like to you?
Like a warm hug from your favorite person
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Portraying Cassius Clay in the film One Night In Miami. I wanted to play the role for a long time and had been previously turned down for a different film. I studied the character really hard for two years without knowing if I would be get another chance at a different film.
What do you most value in friends?
Honesty, it is the foundation of friendship and without it you don't really know who the person is.
What is your most treasured possession?
Health, it something people take for granted, but the quality of your life is really dependent on your health. I try to put my health first and dedicate a lot of my resources to it.
What is a dream/goal for the future that you have?
To be married and have a family of my own and to be saved when Christ returns. Relationships are the most interesting part of life in general. I am very close to my family and the people that matter to me. It is a core part of who I am.