Jharrel Jerome

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Actor, Rapper (1997)
Tue Feb 07 2023
By   Binaya_22

Jharrel Jerome is an American actor, Rapper, and Music Producer. He is popularly known for his performance in the critically acclaimed academy award-winning film Moonlight.

His performance in the film garnered much attention and appreciation from the media and the general moviegoers. The talented Jharrel was born on October 9, 1997, in Bronx, New York, USA.

American Actor Jharrel Is A Wealthy Man

Jharrel Jerome, in such a short span, has managed to generate a lot of money. One of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood holds a net worth estimated to be around $65 Million. 

Jharrel is posing in a suit with piano in the background.
Jharrel Jerome at a magazine shoot (Source: Instagram @jharreljerome)

The talented actor has generated plenty of money through music as well. His soundtrack for the film Concrete Cowboy, as well as making other music, have aided in his growing revenue. He also makes money through Spotify streams and his youtube channel.

Grew Up With A Supportive Mother

Jharrel's mother has always been there for him since day one. He owes all of his success to his mother, Radoyka Jee Jerome. Jharrel posted a heartfelt poem for his mother on mother's day. 

The poem was titled 2,454 miles. It referred to the distance between these two because Jharrel worked in Hollywood and was loved by both his mothers and fans.

Jharrel's mother has gained some popularity through his son. She has a huge fan following on her Instagram (@mamabear_jerome_). Radoyka, who goes by the name Mamabear Jerome on Instagram, constantly posts about her son and does not hesitate to show her love.

On Jharrel's 24th birthday, she posted a throwback picture of him celebrating his birthday as a kid. The post says: 

Jharrel no matter how many years go by, no matter how far you are away from me, nothing can change the bond between us. You will forever be in my heart. Love you to pieces @jharreljerome. I hope you have an amazing 24th birthday. 

Both are taking a selfie with Jharrel's face covered in cake.
Young Jharrel Jerome celebrating his birthday with his mother, Radoyka Jee Jerome (Source: Instagram @mamabear_jerome_)

Past Relationship

Jharrel Jerome's relationship in the past with Migella Accorsi is no longer a secret. They never revealed how they met, but it is well known that these two loved each other.

These two were very open about their past relationship, constantly showing each other their love through social media. However, they got separated later on, with both deleting all their social media posts about each other. It's safe to assume their relationship didn't end on good terms.

Ciara Jerome: Younger Sister of Jharrel 

Moonlight actor Jharrel is not only the child of his parents since he has a sibling. He is an elder brother of Ciara Jerome. Both of them grew up together in the Bronx.

Ciara is wearing a sleeveless red dress.
Ciara Jerome at the Critic's Choice Award (Source: Instagram @jharreljerome)

She is a private person. Her Instagram account (@c.iarajerome) is only for people close to her as it is personal. She seems to stay away from her brother's fame. But, she did attend the critic's choice award in 2020, which her brother won.

Education Background

Jharrel has done his education in his home state, New York. He had always been fond of acting and, with this, attended the Fiorello H LaGuardia High School. 

He studied there alongside other acting names in Hollywood today, like Ansel Elgort and Timothée Chalamet.

Has Won Multiple Awards

In such a short time, Jharrel has already established himself in cinema. He has already won multiple awards to verify his status. The most significant prize he has won is the ''Primetime Emmy Award'' in 2019 for When They See Us.

Jharrel is kissing his mom on her cheek while holding the Emmy award.
Jharrel Jerome with her Mother, Radoyka Jee Jerome, at the Emmys (Source: Instagram @jharreljerome)

His performance as Korey Wise in When They See Us is called by his fans one of the best throughout his career. Apart from Emmys, this performance also won him many other significant awards. He received ''Black Reel Awards,'' ''Critics Choice Awards,'' and ''Image Awards'' for Korey Wise's performance.

In addition, Jharrel has also made himself noticed among other film associations that have nominated him in the past, like Shorty Awards, Screen Actor Guild Awards, Satellite Awards, INOCA TV, Gotham Awards, and GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

You Can find Him on Instagram

Instagram is a platform that a lot of famous people use to reach out to their fans, connect with them, and provide updates about their life to them. And, Jharrel is no exception.

Jharrel updates his fans about what he is working on, updates them on his music, or just uploads photo dumps for his fans to enjoy. You will find him uploading every few days on his Instagram Handle @jharreljerome.

Playing Korey Wise

Many actors have played multiple memorable characters on-screen, but their names are associated with one character everyone loved. Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, Harry Hadden-Paton as JARVIS, and Keanu Reeves as John Wick are some names that come to mind. In the case of Jharrel, it's Korey Wise.

The performance that landed him an Emmy was also a challenging one. He said:

It was definitely the most challenging shoot that I’ve ever done, and will probably do for a very long time.

Both are posing at the camera with Jhareel wearing a suit and Korey wearing a black hoodie with NY cap.
Jharrel Jerome with Korey Wise (Source: Instagram @jharreljerome)

Korey Wise's character was based on a real-life man with the same name. He was one of the five Black, and Latino Boys sentenced to jail for the crime they did not commit. All five were punished for a female jogger's sexual assault and rape in 1989.

Jharrel even met Korey to get into the character for the show. They developed a friendship then and since have been good friends long after the shoot ended.

Rumors About Jharrel Jerome Sexual Orientation

Jharrel is known for not revealing much about his private life. Unfortunately, it has led to him becoming the victim of media speculation and rumors, like most Hollywood celebrities.

The rumor in his case was about his sexual orientation. The media speculated that he was a homosexual, and all the stories of him being gay started.

The rumor happened because of the 2016 Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. In the film, he portrayed a gay character named Kevin, which led to this speculation. However, all the rumors were squashed when it was discovered later that he had been in a relationship with a woman.

Jharrel's Work in Moonlight

Jharrel made a mark in cinema through the 2016 coming-of-age drama Moonlight. The film was a huge success and won three oscar awards, including the ''Best Picture Award.'' 

Jharrel captured the audience's heart with his role as a teenage boy Kevin in the film. Kevin was brilliant in his position. And he had to go through a callous process to get into the character.

He said he had to go through a lot of trouble getting into the character. In an interview with Vibe, he expressed:

Kevin was probably – up to date – the toughest character I have ever played, because he has so much baggage in him. There was a time, especially in the beginning, when I was first reading the script, when I first got cast, when I was first trying to get into his mind—there was a time where I felt like I couldn’t do it. I felt like I was way too disconnected from him.

It all ended well for him as he left an impression on the audience and made himself known as someone to keep an eye on.

Body Measurements

Jharrel Jerome is considered to be one of the most good-looking actors in Hollywood. With African and Latin genes running through his body, it's no surprise to see why.

The tall actor Jharrel has a height of 5 Ft 9 Inches (175 cm). The slim actor weighs 75 kg (165 lbs). However, he has not talked much about his body measurements. 


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