Jharrel Jerome (born October 09, 1997) is an American Actor and Instagram Personality from Bronx, New York. He recently gained huge success for playing the role of Korey Wise in Netflix miniseries called “When They See Us“.
Wise was only 16-year-old when he was wrongfully convicted, suffered the longest and harshest sentence. Furthermore, the show made of four episodes which aired on the 31st of May 2019.
Ava DuVernay is the director, creator, and writer of the hit series. Moreover, it is based on a true story which portrays the life of all five Afro-American teenagers who got convicted of a rape they never commit.
Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise falsely sentenced of raping and attempted murder of Trisha Meili (a white female jogger) in the Central Park Jogger Case.
The main casts of the series are:
- Jovan Adepo as Antron McCray.
- Bryan Terrell Clark as Ortega.
- John Leguizamo as Raymond Santana Jr.
- Reginald L. Barnes as NYPD Officer Harmon.
- Marsha Stephanie Blake as Linda McCray.
- Kylie Bunbury as Angie Richardson.
- Chris Chalk as Yusef Salaam.
- Justin Cunningham as Kevin Richardson.
- Asante Blackk as Young Kevin Richardson.
- Omar J. Dorsey as Elombre Brath.
- Aunjanue Ellis as Sharon Salaam.
- Vera Farmiga as Elizabeth Lederer etc.
Jharrel Jerome started his career in the film “Moonlight” in 2016. He played the role of Kevin (age 16). Later, the actor portrayed one of the recurring roles in the drama series titled “Mr. Mercedes” as Jerome Robinson.
In addition, he also played the main character in the short film “Robu” as Rob. As an Instagram personality, Jerome has a decent fan-following on the platform with the 117k+ followers.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
The actor was born on the 9th of October 1997 in Bronx, New York, United States. Therefore, Jharrel Jerome’s age is 21 years old, as of 2019. His mother name is Radoyka Dee Jerome but there is no information about his father on the internet.
Furthermore, he belongs to multiracial ethnicity and is of Afro-Dominican descent. As of education, he completed his high school from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Jerome found himself a classmate of Ansel Elgort. They would go to auditions with no agent or manager. But talent explorers usually came to the school. They eventually offered Jharrel opportunities after seeing his theater performances. Later, he graduated from Ithaca College in 2019.
The actor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. During college, he auditioned and landed a role in Moonlight. The movie became a huge hit and also received various Oscar nominations.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Birth Name||Jharrel Adolfo Marte Jerome.|
|Profession||Actor and Instagram Personality.|
|Age (As of 2018)||21 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||October 09, 1997.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Bronx, New York, United States.|
|Famous For||his role as Korey Wise in the Netflix's "When They See Us".|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Libra.|
|Current Residence||Washington Heights, New York, USA.|
|Movies & TV Series List||1. Mr. Mercedes.
3. When They See Us.
|Debut||Film: Moonlight (2016, as Kevin age 16).
TV Show: Mr. Mercedes (2017, as Jerome Robinson).
Short-movie: Robu (2019, as Rob)
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 175 cm.
Meters: 1.75 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 171 lbs.
|Biceps Size||14 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||40-30-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||10.|
|Tattoos details?||Will Update.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Name not found.
Mother: Radoyka Dee Jerome.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Girlfriend & Fiancee||Will update.|
|School||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.|
|Alma Mater||Ithaca College.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Will Smith.
Actress: Brie Larson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Love to do||Listening to music and watching movies.|
|Favorite Dishes||Continental Cuisine.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$500K US Dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings per month||Will update.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Jharrel Jerome
- His real full birth name is Jharrel Adolfo Marte Jerome.
- On his mom’s advice, Jerome began acting through a youth theater group.
- Radoyka is active on social media and loves sharing about her son’s achievements on the various platforms.
- As per Wikipedia, Jerome paid tribute to his maternal grandfather who passed away of cancer on his Instagram account.
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- Furthermore, he won an MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Kiss for the movie “Moonlight” for his scene with Ashton Sanders.
- Jharrel Jerome height stands at around 5 Feet 9 Inches (175 cm tall).
- He also possesses a slim, muscular, and strong physique with a body weight of 78 kilograms (171 pounds).
- The actor has been freestyling since he was 11-year-old and writing since the age of 15.
- The 21-year-old Jharrel also rapped on the MTV Movie and TV Awards red carpet.