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Jharrel Jerome Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
New York City, USA
26 years old
Birth Date
October 9 1997

Jharrel Jerome Facts

Child Star?
Actor, Rapper
Education & Qualifications
Ithaca College
Net Worth
Radoyka Jerome

About Jharrel Jerome 

Jharrel Jerome was born in the Bronx, New York, the USA, on October 9, 1997.

He is most recognized for his roles in the Academy Award-winning film 'Moonlight' (2016), 'When They See Us' (2019), and 'Mr. Mercedes' (2017). He is a rapper and actor from the United States.

Jharrel Jerome is most recognized for his roles in Barry Jenkins' acclaimed drama film 'Moonlight' (2016), which received the Academy Award for Best Picture, and in Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries 'When They See Us' (2019). He received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for the latter and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.

Jharrel Jerome's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jharrel Jerome's net worth?

The net worth of Jharrel Jerome is $10 million. His net worth has increased exponentially after his recent film 'Concrete Cowboy.'

How much does Jharrel Jerome earn per year?

Although the net worth of Jharrel Jerome is known, there is no information about his annual salary.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jharrel Jerome?

Jharrel Jerome is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.

How old is Jharrel Jerome?

Jharrel Jerome is 23 years old as of June 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jharrel Jerome was born and raised in New York's Bronx. He was raised in a close-knit family by parents he characterized as kind.

He is a rapper who started creating his own rhymes when he was 15. Radoyka is his mother's name. When he was in eighth grade, his mother advised him to pursue acting, and he joined the Riverdale Children's Theater, a local child theater organization. He went to and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Ithaca College in New York and commuted to Manhattan by train every day.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jharrel Jerome dating?

The 'Moonlight' star is currently single and is not dating anybody.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The first professional acting role that Jharrel was cast in was as young Kevin in the 2016 independent film 'Moonlight' shortly after enrolling as a student at Ithaca College in New York City. Jerome and his 'Moonlight' co-star Ashton Sanders received the MTV Movie & TV Award for 'Best Kiss' in 2017.

Jerome has been in the Audience series 'Mr. Mercedes' since 2017. He tried out for the role of young Korey Wise in the Netflix's 'When They See Us,' which is based on the jogger case in the Central Park. Following his audition, Ava DuVernay, the series' director, asked him to perform the lines for adult Korey Wise, and he was later cast in both roles. During production, Jerome became close to Wise.

On September 23, 2020, Jharrel released 'For Real' featuring Kemba. Take a Daytrip created the song, which served as Jharrel's first single as a hip-hop artist. Furthermore, he added that before his life changed, he had no notion he would want to take rap from a passion to a career. Given his acting platform and these unbelievable blessings over the years, he opted to focus on music.

Furthermore, since 2016, he has been investing all of the money he has made from filming into studio sessions and recording equipment. He has experimented with his voice, style, cadence, and sound. Furthermore, he believes he has discovered it because he has completed 600 sessions and 80 songs in four years.

What awards has Jharrel Jerome won?

Jerome and his 'Moonlight' co-star Ashton Sanders received the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss in 2017.

'When They See Us' earned Jerome the 2019 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award.

Jharrel Jerome is the first Afro-Latino actor to win an Emmy for acting and the category's youngest winner.

He also won Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries at the 10th Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2020 for 'When They See Us.'

Jerome was named to BET's Future 40 list, which features 40 of the most inspiring and innovative vanguards reinventing what it means to be unashamedly young, gifted, and black.

Jerome was named to Time's inaugural TIME 100 Next list, which features 100 rising stars.

Other Interesting Jharrel Jerome Facts And Trivia

  • Jharrel Jerome graduated from Fiorello H LaGuardia High School in New York City.
  • Ansel Elgort and Timothée Chalamet were classmates at Fiorello H LaGuardia High School in New York City.
  • He was the first Afro-Latino to win an Emmy Award for acting in 2019 for the Netflix miniseries 'When They See Us.'

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