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Jerome in May 2019
|Born||October 9, 1997|
New York City, U.S.
|Education||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
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Jharrel Jerome Known For
Jharrel Jerome (born October 9, 1997) is an American actor. He is best known for appearing in Barry Jenkins’s acclaimed drama film Moonlight (2016), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and for portraying Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries When They See Us (2019). For the latter, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.
Jharrel Jerome Life and career
Jerome was born in 1997 and raised in the Bronx, New York. He is of Dominican descent and identifies as Afro-Latino. He grew up in a close-knit family with parents who he described as “loving”. His mother suggested he pursue acting when he was in eighth grade, after which he joined the Riverdale Children’s Theatre, a local youth theatre organization. He attended and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, commuting to Manhattan each day by train.
Shortly after Jerome enrolled as an undergraduate at Ithaca College, he was cast in his first professional acting role in the 2016 independent film Moonlight, as young Kevin. A.O. Scott wrote in The New York Times that he was “excellent” in the role. Director Barry Jenkins said about Jerome, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, “When you watch Jharrel in that movie, he’s not a guy who’s been over-rehearsing. That’s a dude learning by doing. It’s amazing.”
Since 2017, Jerome has appeared in the Audience series Mr. Mercedes. He auditioned for the role of young Korey Wise in the 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us, based on the Central Park jogger case. After his audition the series’ director, Ava DuVernay, asked him to read the lines for adult Korey Wise, and he was subsequently cast in both roles. Jerome grew close to Wise throughout filming, and said in a Los Angeles Times interview, “He’s my brother now. I look up to him. I look up to his courage. He’s taught me so much on how to be strong.”
Jharrel Jerome Film
|2016||Her Coloring Book||Artist||Short film|
|Moonlight||Teen Kevin||Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary Award for Best Ensemble|
Gotham Special Jury Award – Ensemble Performance
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|First Match||Omari||Credited as Jharrel A. Jerome|
|2019||Selah and the Spades||Maxxie|
Jharrel Jerome Accolades
Jerome and his Moonlight co-star, Ashton Sanders, won the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss.
Jerome won the 2019 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his role in When They See Us. He is the first Afro-Latino actor to win an Emmy for acting. He also won in 2020 at the 10th Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for When They See Us.
Jerome was placed on BET’s “Future 40” list, which is a list of “40 of the most inspiring and innovative vanguards who are redefining what it means to be unapologetically young, gifted & black”. TIME listed Jerome on their first annual TIME 100 Next list, which is a list of 100 rising stars.
Jharrel Jerome biography Net worth, Details Reference
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