Jharrel Jerome - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 9, 2022

Jharrel Jerome
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: When They See Us (TV series), Moonlight (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $500K

Personal Details

Born on : October 9, 1997 (age 26)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jharrel Jerome
Birth Place: Bronx, New York City, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Radoyka Dee Jerome
Siblings: 1

Ciara Jerome (younger sister)

High School: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
University: Ithaca College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (African-American, Dominican)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jharrel Jerome?

Jharrel Jerome is a professional actor and an American national. The Primetime Emmy Award actor is best known for starring in Moonlight as young Kevin, and in When They See Us as young Korey Wise.

Jharrel Jerome – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jharrel Jerome’s birth took place on October 9, 1997, in the Bronx, New York City, USA. He was born to his Dominican mother Radoyka Jerome while the identity of his African-American father has not been revealed. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling- a younger sister named Ciara Jerome.

Jharrel Jerome with his parents and sister (from left) (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jharrel Jerome graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. He went on to enroll at Ithaca College to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. His ethnicity is African-American and Dominican.

Jharrel Jerome – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

As Jerome is a private person he has chosen to keep his dating life away from the public eye. Although he is open about his family life, he is reluctant in sharing details of his romantic relationship and girlfriend. He is currently believed to be a single man, sans a wife or children.

Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise in When They See Us (Image: Netflix)

Jharrel Jerome – Career

Early Days

Jerome was in eighth grade when his mother suggested that he pursue acting. While still a university student he landed the role of young Kevin in the 2016 coming-of-age drama film Moonlight which is considered his big break. Before that, he had minor roles in the short films Her Coloring Book and Wheels which were both released in the year 2016.

Movies, Series

Since then Jharrel Jerome has starred in the films All Rise (2018), First Match (2018), Selah and the Spades (2019), and Concrete Cowboys (2019). Moreover, he has had guest appearances in the TV series Tales (2017) and Live in Front of a Studio Audience (2019).

Also, Jerome has landed the role of the main character in Mr. Mercedes (2017-present) as Jerome Robinson and in When They See Us (2019) as Korey Wise.


On the set of When They See Us, Jharrel Jerome has worked with Asante Blackk, Freddy Miyares, Vera Farmiga, and Marquis Rodriguez.

Jharrel Jerome – Awards, Nominations

Jharrel Jerome has been awarded Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary Award for Best Ensemble (2016), MTV Movie Award (2016), Gotham Special Jury Award (2016), Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award (2016), Critics' Choice Television Award (2019), NAACP Image Award (2019), Primetime Emmy Award (2019).

Jharrel Jerome is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor (Image: Pinkvilla)

Moreover, he has been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award (2016, 2019), Satellite Award for Best Actor (2019), etc.

Jharrel Jerome – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Jerome $500 thousand is estimated at around $500 thousand while the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Jharrel Jerome – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, and Twitter, Jharrel Jerome is followed by almost a million followers but seems to be absent from Facebook.

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