Jharrel Jerome Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Jharrel Jerome Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Jharrel Jerome (born October 9, 1997) is an American actor and rapper best known for his roles in Barry Jenkins' acclaimed drama Moonlight (2016) and in Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries When They See Us (2019). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, as well as a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.

Childhood and education

Jerome was born and raised in New York's Bronx. He is of Dominican descent and considers himself to be Afro-Latino. He grew up in a close-knit family with "loving" parents. When he was in eighth grade, his mother suggested he pursue acting, and he joined the Riverdale Children's Theatre, a local youth theater organization. He went to and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and commuted to Manhattan by train every day.

Career sActing

Jerome was cast in his first professional acting role as young Kevin in the 2016 independent film Moonlight, shortly after enrolling as an undergraduate at Ithaca College. In The New York Times, A.O. Scott called him "excellent" in the role. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, director Barry Jenkins said of Jerome, "When you watch Jharrel in that movie, you can tell he hasn't been over-rehearsing. That's a guy who is learning by doing. It's incredible."

Jerome has appeared in the Audience series Mr. Mercedes since 2017. He tried out for the role of young Korey Wise in Netflix's 2019 miniseries When They See Us, which is based on the Central Park jogger case. Following his audition, Ava DuVernay, the series' director, asked him to read the lines for adult Korey Wise, and he was subsequently cast in both roles. During filming, Jerome became close to Wise and told the Los Angeles Times, "He's now my brother. I respect him. I admire his bravery. He's taught me so much about being strong."


On September 23, 2020, Jharrel released "For Real" featuring Kemba. Jharrel's first single as a hip hop artist was produced by songwriting duo Take a Daytrip. Jharrel released a message on his social media accounts that included: "I had no idea I'd want to turn rap from a hobby to a career before my life changed. But, with my acting platform and these incredible blessings over the last few years, I decided to focus on my music. Since 2016, I've been investing every penny I've earned from my films in studio sessions and recording equipment, hoping to find my sound, voice, cadence, and style. After four years, 600 sessions, and 80 songs, I believe I've found it."



2016Her Coloring BookArtistShort film
MoonlightTeen KevinAustin 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
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2018MonsterOsvaldo Cruz
First MatchOmariCredited as Jharrel A. Jerome
2019Selah and the SpadesMaxxie
RobuRobShort film
2020Concrete CowboySmush


2017TalesDeaconEpisode: "Children's Story"
2017–2019Mr. MercedesJerome RobinsonMain role
2019When They See UsKorey WiseLead role
Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2019Live in Front of a Studio AudienceJimmy PearsonEpisode: "All in the Family and Good Times"[12]
TBAI'm a VirgoCootieLead role[13]
TBAFull Circle
Upcoming miniseries


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

They See Us earned Jerome the 2019 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award. He 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 list of "40 of the most inspiring and innovative vanguards who are redefining what it means to be unapologetically young, gifted, and black." Jerome was named to Time's inaugural TIME 100 Next list, which features 100 rising stars.

Jharrel Jerome Biography

Real NameJharrel Jerome
Birth DateOctober 9, 1997
Age23 Years
Birth PlaceThe Bronk, New York, USA
Sun signLibra

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimetres – 175 cm
Weightin Kilograms – 78 kg  –  in Pounds –  141 lbs
Chest Size40 Inches
Waist Size30 Inches
Biceps Size14 Inches
Shoe Size9 (U.S.)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
Body TypeSlim


FatherNot Known
MotherRadoyka Jerome
SisterCiara Jones
BrotherNot Known


SchoolFiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
CollegeIthaca College

Relationship Status

Marital StatusSingle
Is he Gay?No
Who is his Girlfriend?Nigella Accorsi (Ex-Girlfriend)


  • Jerome is not just an actor, but also a rapper and a musician.
  • He was inspired to become an actor by his mother when he was in eighth grade.
  • Jerome holds American citizenship and is of Afro- Dominican ethnicity.
  • In an interview with Los Angeles Times, Director Barry Jenkins mentioned that Jerome was over rehearsing and he was amazing.
  • Jerome in an interview mentioned that Wise is his brother now and he looks up to his courage and gets motivated and he is the one who taught him how to be strong.
  • He has won awards like MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss for Moonlight, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, and many more.

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