An actor must portray different characters irrespective of their personality to challenge their inner ability to perform in front of the mass. And what American actor Jharrel Jerome has done as an artist is beyond laudable. By playing a character that is opposite to his sexual preference makes him an actor of sheer brilliance.
Jharrel, A Praiseworthy Actor
When you are an actor, feeling the depth of a character in your first duty. Jharrel Jerome, who at the age of 19, chose to impersonate a gay character in the 2016 release, ‘Moonlight.’ The most prominent hit of the year altogether managed to collect $65 Million and took the box office by storm.
A year later, in 2017, Jharrel along with his co-star, Ashton Sanders, received an award at the MTV Movie Awards for their best kiss. Both the actors, who played the character gay black teenagers in the critically acclaimed movie, exchanged a passionate lip-lock with each other. After the success of the movie, Jharrel got cast in the film like ‘Mr. Mercedes’ (2017) and ‘Monsters’ (2018).
He has come with Netflix's new movie entitled, First Match in 2018 where he has starred as Emanuelle aka Mo's longtime friend, Omari.
Early Life And Parental Support
Besides being an actor who tests his ability in the big screens, Jharrel is also a rapper by profession. Just at the age of 15, Jharrel started to write his rhymes. The credibility of the support should be given to his parents, especially his mother, Radoyka Jerome, who is always encouraging her son.
Radoyka has also said that his poetry and line of verses has always impressed the lady. Well, Jharrel also shares a beautiful bond with his father and loves uploading many pictures him keeping his real name hidden.
Girlfriend; Away From The Limelight?
People might always be more speculative in knowing the affairs of the actor following his success after the release of ‘Moonlight.’ Even after gaining such massive popularity, Jharrel is not in any sorts of news for his love life.
Well, he has a girlfriend named Migella Accorsi with whom he spends most of his time whenever he gets spare time from his job.
Jharrel Jerome with his girlfriend, Migella Accorsi, the image posted on February 15, 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
Though the time of their togetherness is a mystery, one cannot deny the fact that they are matched couple. Even Migella loved sharing some images with her boyfriend on her Instagram page, which is genuinely a blissful one to view.
However, as of 2019, his girlfriend Migella has stopped sharing a photo on Instagram. Neither of the pair has spoken as to if they have broken up or leading a love life secretly.
Apart from his love life, Jharrel had a smooch with his costar, Ashton Sanders, on the sets of Moonlight. Later, he announced that he is not the character that he had portrayed in 'Moonlight' at their Best Kiss win at the MTV Movie Awards. Also, he told that his victory proves things are headed in the right direction when it comes to LGBT issues since they won by majority vote.
Facts- Emmy Award
As a talented actor, Jerome Jerome has starred in several movies and entertainment projects. Along with speeding career, he got nominated for Emmy award in 2019 for his lead role in When They Will See Us. Jerome's role as Korey Wise in the docu-series was the central theme of the talk which portrayed the life of over ten years in prison for the crime that he had not committed.
After a few months of his nomination, he won the Emmy Award for the Lead Role in the limited movies or series in Ava DuVernay's documentary, When They See Us. As being ahead of other nominees including Mahershala Ali, Benicio Del Toro, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, and Sam Rockwell, Jerome marked his first Emmy nomination and win.
Jharrel Jerome after winning Emmy Award (Photo: NY Daily News)
After the triumph, Jerome thanked all other nominees, his family, and Ava DuVernay for creating such a platform to pour his acting skills. Also, Jerome stated that he should be in the Bronx chilling and waiting for his mom cooking or something, but he is standing in front of his inspirations.
Importantly, he dedicated his award to men known as the 'Exonerated Five' who was in the audience during the Emmy Awards Ceremony.
The 21-year-old American movie actor was born on October 9, 1997, in The Bronx, New York, United States. Jharrel completed his schooling from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and later went to Ithaca College in New York to complete his education as per wiki. Standing tall at a decent height that will increase gradually with his increasing age, Jharrel belongs to Afro-Latino ethnicity.
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Jharrel grew up in a small family consisting of his sister, father, mother, two cousins, aunt and grandparents. As reported, he was very close to his grandfather.