Viral TikTok Star JaBria Makes Acting Debut on ‘Abbott Elementary’


April 11, 2024

We are so happy for our internet niece!

TikTok star La’Ron Hines first burst onto the scene during the pandemic with his viral videos profiling his parent’s preschool students. Hines would regularly sit down with the students for his “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” series during his trips back home to Mississippi. The initial prompt, “Are you smart?” followed by hilarious responses by the young students, was some of the most heartwarming content on the internet, propelling Hines into the spotlight and earning him millions of followers in the process.

“I just realized that…people would love to see the kids, especially [because] it was at the beginning of the quarantine. So I knew it would give people something to smile about, but I didn’t know it would do as well as it did,” Hines previously told reporters.


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Since then, Hines has gone on to further his career as an actor, singer, producer, and writer. While he has seen immense success as a result of his content creation, one of Hines’ star pupils, his godsister JaBria McCullum, has also found internet fame. Since the beginning of Hines’ videos, JaBria has asserted that she is indeed famous. Just 4 years old at the beginning of the series, her wit, charm, and adorable mannerisms made her an instant internet fave. 

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Recently, Ja’Bria made her acting debut on Quinta Brunson’s “Abbott Elementary.” Internet users had been advocating for the starlet to join the cast since 2022, and it seems Brunson heard their cries because JaBria appeared on a recent Season 3 episode, leaving the internet in shambles and cheering in adoration. 

“YALL JABRIA IS ON ABBOTT ELEMENTARY!!!!!!!! Notice how I didn’t have to say a last name or nothing. My girl really a star,” wrote one user on X (formerly Twitter).

“Omggg!!! Yessssss let me go watch. I love when our internet nieces and nephews shine,” another user added.


The cheers didn’t stop there either, the initial post receiving thousands of likes and reshares as people sent in their well wishes and congratulations, even advocating for more of Hines’ spotlighted students to be featured. 

Hines also shared the news on social media, posting a picture of himself alongside JaBria and Brunson and writing, “Well…secrets out, y’all lol.” 


While JaBria’s acting debut was met with intense fanfare, we know this is just the beginning for the rising star. With her natural charisma and infectious energy, this is sure to be the start of a long and successful career for JaBria. As she continues making her mark in entertainment, we cannot wait to cheer her on as we patiently await what’s next. 

Cover photo: Viral TikTok Star JaBria Makes Acting Debut on ‘Abbott Elementary’/Photo Credit: @JaBriaMcCullum/Instagram 


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