Jari Jones Wiki, Age, Wife, Height, Weight, Biography, Family & More

Jari Jones (born in 1991) is an American Black Transgender Actress, Plus-Size Model, Social Media Sensation, Producer, and LGBTQ Rights Activist from New York. In June 2020, she made news headlines after Calvin Klein (American Fashion Company) chooses her as a first Afro-American transgender model[1]CNN.

She rose to fame after portraying as Butt Smack Women in a Drama series “Pose” which was premiered on June 3, 2018. Furthermore, it is an American program created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, and televised on FX (American television Channel).

On July 12, 2018, the series was renewed for the second season. Later, the makers pushed the release date from June 9, 2019, to June 11, 2019, it received another renewal from FX on June 17, 2019, for its third season.

The hit show becomes available for United Kingdom Viewership BBC on March 21, 2019. Moreover, Netflix released the Pose series on May 10, 2019.


Early Life

Jari Jones took birth in the lap of Afro American parents in the year 1991. Her birthplace is the United States of America. She is very close to her mother who is a homemaker and father who runs a business.

As a child, Jones was considered to be a momma’s boy. The actress was born as a male with feminine features. Her whole family was very supportive during her childhood. She used to love wearing long T-shirts as dresses.

Jari Jones Wiki, Bio, & Age
Jari Jones posted a picture of her childhood on Instagram

Her parents soon came to realize that their son actually possesses female attributes. She underwent a surgery process at the age of 12 and by 18 or 19, she became a complete woman.

Her grandfather (name not available) was also one of the industry’s first black male model. She grew up hearing from her close people and family about breaking barriers so that’s one can do what they always wanted to do.


Bio & Wiki

Full Real Name Jari Jones.
Stage Name Jari.
Profession Actress, Plus Size Model, Photographer, and Activist.
Famous  First Afro-American Plus Size Calvin Klein Model.
Birthday (DOB)  1991
Age (as of 2020) 29 years.
Zodiac Sign Not available
Place of Birth New York, USA.
Nationality American.
Ethnicity Afro American.
Religion Christian.
Gender Transgender Female.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Lesbian.
  • Father: Not Known
  • Mother: Name not available.
Siblings Not Known.
School Local High School.
College Elite College in the USA.
Social Media Profile
  • Facebook: @iAmjarijones (2.5 K+ Likes).
  • Instagram: iamjarijones (83.8k+ followers).
  • Twitter: @iAmjarijones (9k+ Fans).



Physical Stats & More

After reviewing her profiles on various social media accounts, we came to the conclusion that Tamara’s body type is Hourglass. Jari Jones stands a decent height of 5 feet 7.5 inches tall (1.72 m).

Her estimated body weight is around 90+ kg. She does moderate forms of exercises like walking, jogging, etc. Moreover, the actress also keeps her diet healthy and sometimes indulges herself in eating junk food.

Jari Jones Height and Weight

The sexy model’s body measurements are 42-34-44 which makes her figure curvy yet sexy. The deadly combination of her dark brown eyes and curly black hair also provides her pretty look which makes her heartbeat of millions of people.


Height (approx.)
  • centimeters: 172 cm.
  • meters: 1.72 m.
  • in feet inches: 5’ 7.5”.
Weight (approx.)
  • Kilograms: 90 Kg.
  • Pounds: 198 lbs.
Eye Color Dark Brown.
Hair Color Black.
Hair Type Curly.


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Personal Life

One of the famous transgender models “Jari Jones” is married to her spouse “Corey Daniella Kempster”. They both were born as boys but now identifies as beautiful ladies. The beautiful couple met during their college time and became best friends.

After two years of friendship, the couple started dating and fell in love with each other after staying together. After dating for two years, they tied the knot in a private ceremony in the presence of close friends and family.

Jari Jones with her wife Corey Daniella Kempster
Jari Jones with her wife Corey Daniella Kempster

Corey also grew up battling with her gender identities and sexuality. The actress’s partner even admitted that her relationship to her body is still complicated. After three years on Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT), Corey recently took the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

The couple traveled to Thailand for the surgery. Furthermore, they claimed that Thai doctors always remain ahead than the USA in gender confirmation surgeries for years. Further, the couple added this surgery was really important for them. It’s something that will allow people like us to feel more comfortable in own body.

Post-surgery, Jari Jones, and Kempster are moving onto exciting new chapters in their lives. Jari has landed acting jobs in a number of upcoming films and television series.

Corey is getting back to working as a model and activist within the trans community, feeling more comfortable than ever in her body. The couple doesn’t have any child as of now but they are planning to start their family very soon.

Marital Status Married.
Girlfriend no.
Wife Corey Daniella Kempster
Children Not Yet.


Career, TV Shows & Net worth

Jari Jones Career, TV shows, and Net worth
Jari Jones announced as the first Black Trans Model of Calvin Klein in June 2020

The actress first began her profession as a model and jumped into the showbiz industry. She did various kinds of local advertisements, campaigns, professional photoshoots, etc. Jones even built up a successful career in fashion and editorial photography.

In addition, Jari Jones also launched her career by performing in various theatre plays. Jari graced some of New York’s greatest stages and production such as The public theater’s production of Elizabeth Swado’s “The Runways”, etc.

The plus-size model didn’t officially disclose her exact income amount. But Dreshare.com assumes that Jari Jones’ net worth is approximately $500k – $800k US Dollars, as of 2020.

In a very short time, she internationally recognized as a Transgender woman and Body Positive model as well as influencer. She also has been featured for her insight on fashion within politics, body positivity, and the LGBTQ community by various big magazines.

By using social media platforms, she builds a good relationship with various big publications. Jone worked with companies like such as the New York Times, Teen Vogue, Nylon, and The Advocate.

In June 2020, Calvin Klein chooses her as a model for a campaign in order to support the “Black Lives Matter” Movement. She also posted a picture where she celebrated her success for being a Calvin Klein model with her followers. The picture of her on the billboard in New York also increased her audience a lot.

In 2019, Jones made her pictorial debut with a comedy film “Adam” directed by Rhys Ernst. She got an opportunity to play one of the recurring roles as Schuyler opposite actors such as Margaret Qualley, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Nicholas Alexander, Colton Ryan, etc.

This year, the actress acted in the short film “Broken Bird” as Barbara which came out on 27 April 2020 (USA). Rachel Harrison Gordon worked as a director, writer, and co-producer of the film.

Net worth (approx.) $500,000 – $800,000 USD (as of 2020).
Cars Bentley Continental Convertible and Ferrari.
Income Source Brand Endorsements, Shows, Films, etc.
Various Acting Projects Pose, Adam, and Broken Bird.



Some Lesser Known Facts about Jari Jones

  • The transgender actress is very inspiring, motivating, and hardworking.
  • Jari is the first black trans producer to be recognized at Cannes Film Festival for Port Authority.
  • Furthermore, she considered her grandfather as her greatest inspiration.
  • In an interview, she said that he always told her that If she wants anything in life then she should just go for it.
  • She loves branded thing and some of her favorite brands are YSL, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, etc.
  • Jari Jones and her spouse Corey Daniella Kempster are also known as the transgender “power couple”.
  • Her food habit is non-vegetarian and knows cooking a little bit.
  • During a campaign, she helped to raise almost $1000 for the NYC based Organization G.L.I.T.S in 72 hours.
  • The actress always updates the photoshoots and various work projects on her Instagram account. Therefore, she has 83.8k followers on her Instagram account.
  • Along with this, the beautiful actress has 2.5k followers on Facebook, 9k+ followers on twitter.
  • Additionally, some of her favorite cars are Austin Martin, Ferrari, and so on.


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