Entertainer 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 NYC 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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