Jesse Plemons - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 1, 2022

Jesse Plemons
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Friday Night Lights (TV series), Breaking Bad (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $8 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 2, 1988 (age 35)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jesse Lon Plemons
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Jim Bob Plemons
Mother's Name: Lisa Beth Plemons
Siblings: 1

Jill Plemons (older sister)

High School: Texas Tech University Independent School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 2, 2022
Wife's Name: Kirsten Dunst
Children: 2

Ennis Howard Plemons (son)
James Robert Plemons (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jesse Plemons?

Jesse Plemons is an American child actor who started his career as a child actor. He is well known for starring in Friday Night Lights as Landry Clarke, in Breaking Bad as Todd Alquist, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Fargo.

Jesse Plemons – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Jesse Plemons’ birth took place on April 2, 1988, in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was born Jesse Lon Plemons to his mother Lisa Beth Plemons and his father Jim Bob Plemons. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, an older sister named Jill.

Jesse Plemons (Image: SBS)

Education, Ethnicity

Fr education Jesse Plemons attended Mart High School. But due to his busy schedule as a child actor, he needed to shift to the online program. 

In 2007 he graduated from the Texas Tech University Independent School District. He was enrolled in a distance learning program, which allowed him to earn his high school diploma. 

His ethnicity includes English, Scottish, and Irish.

Jesse Plemons – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jesse Plemons was in a relationship with actress Courtney Peterson. The couple dated for years before breaking up in 2014/2015.

He went on to date actress Kirsten Dunst in 2016. After more than a year of dating, he proposed to Dunst in January 2017 which was later confirmed in the summer of 2017. He and his fiancée have a child together. Their son Ennis Howard Plemons was born on May 3, 2018. They welcomed their second child, a baby boy named James Robert Plemons in May 2021.

Plemons and Dunst married on July 2, 2022. He and his wife are in a blissful marriage and there are no rumors of divorce.

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Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst (Image: HawtCelebs)

Jesse Plemons – Career

Child Actor

Jesse Plemons was only 3 and a half years old when he landed his first gig in a commercial – in a Coca-Cola commercial. When he was 8 years old, with the help of his family, he began to audition for roles in Los Angeles.

Not long after he had appearances in films Varsity Blues (1999), All the Pretty Horses (2000), Like Mike (2002),  When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003), and guest roles on numerous TV series such as  CSI  and Grey's Anatomy.

Finally in 2006, at the age of 18, Plemons was cast in NBC’s Friday Night Light as Landry Clark. The show launched his career as an actor and provided him with steady work.

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Films, Series 

Since then Jesse Plemons has had supporting roles in films Observe and Report (2009), Meeting Spencer (2010), Battleship (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), Other People (2016), Game Night (2018), The Irishman (2019), El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) while Antlers, Jungle Cruise, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Jesus Was My Homeboy are his upcoming movies.

In the TV series, Plemons has starred in Breaking Bad (2012-2013), Fargo (2015), and Black Mirror (2017), among many others.

Jesse Plemons in Friday Night Light as Landry Clark (Image: IMDb)


Jesse Plemons’ The Irishman cast includes Kathrine Narducci, Larry Romano, Jake Hoffman, Bobby Cannavale, and Ray Romano.

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Jesse Plemons – Awards, Nominations

Over the years Jesse Plemons has been nominated for Independent Spirit Award (2016), Primetime Emmy Award (2015, 2017), Saturn Award (2017), Screen Actors Guild Award (2012, 2013), etc. 

Out of the nominations, he won Screen Actors Guild Award (2013), the Critics' Choice Television Award (2015), etc.

Jesse Plemons (left) in The Irishman (Image: Daily Mail)

Jesse Plemons – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $8 million while the figure on his annual salary has not been shared with the public. 

Jesse Plemons – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Jesse Plemons is absent from handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However numerous fan accounts have been set up in his name.

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