American actor Mishon Ratliff was born on February 3, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. His entry into the entertainment industry was marked by an early music career, which began when he was only 10 years old. He soon released his debut album in 2004, titled Still Mishon under Dynasty Records. His family continued to shower the aspiring celebrity with support, encouraging him to achieve his dreams. He soon graced the covers of several teen magazines, even appearing on shows like Soul Train and BET Next. He subsequently got the attention of casting directors Shari Rhodes and Pam Frazier, who also served as his acting coaches. Ratliff was next seen on a number of advertisements, such as those for AT&T and the May Company stores.
Mishon Ratliff has built a long list of credentials, even at the young age of 15. He is known as a singer, actor, dancer, and songwriter and has worked with producers Flip Matrix, Dwight Watson and Beat Protectors. His work has led him to be featured on America’s Most Talented Kid in 2003, and was followed with other TV appearances. He was on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2006, as well as doing voice work for the movie Akeelah and the Bee. The next year, he was given a role on The Heartbreak Kid, which gave him the chance to work with veteran actors like Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman, and Michelle Monaghan. Mishon Ratliff soon rose to fame when he became a regular member of the cast of Lincoln Heights. His character is that of Tay Sutton, a smart and happy kid despite his diabetic condition. Ratliff has also been seen on the made-for-television movie The Adventures of Tango McNorton: Licensed Hero. In 2008, he accepted a role in Kimberly Sanders’ Waste Not, and has been faithfully working on his album Youngsters.