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11 Things To Know About Emmy Award-Winning Actor Jharrel Jerome

He has a project on the horizon with Idris Elba, he's also a talented rapper and a host of other interesting facts about rising star Jharrel Jerome.
By Essence · September 22, 2019

Jharrel Jerome brought the Microsoft Theater crowd to its feet on Sunday evening when he took home his very first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

The 21-year-old New York native’s gut-wrenching performance as the wrongfully-accused Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us tugged at the hearts of the nation and helped re-introduce the world to the real stories of the Exonerated 5 as they had never been told before.

As we continue to watch this young talent’s star rise, here are a few facts to help get to know him a little better.

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