Jharrel Jerome Girlfriend, Gay, Family
Jharrel Jerome is a teenage sensation popular for portraying the famous gay character, Kevin, on the Oscar-winning picture, Moonlight in 2016. Following the tremendous success of the movie, his hard work was rewarded with roles in projects; Monster, and Mr. Mercedes.
Before acting in movies, he started as a rapper and a songwriter, at the age of 15.
Jharrel Jerome dated a girl named Migella Accorsi.
Though he is very private regarding his personal life, his love for girlfriend, Migella could not be hidden. The two would often hang out and flaunt their chemistry on their respective social media handles.
In December 2017, Migella posted a picture of the Monster actor and referred him as her soul. However, the couple stopped their social media banter and even deleted some of their old posts together.
Thus, the couple might have parted ways. But, one can only speculate about the relationship, unless Jharrel opens about the romance.
Age, Ethnicity, Family
Born in The Bronx, New York on 9 October 1997, Jharrel was attracted to creative things from a young age. Raised in a family of four with his parents and sister Ciaraa Jerome, he was the entertainer of the whole house.
At the age of fifteen, Jharrel started creating music himself. During his high school days in Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the teenager was encouraged to pursue acting by his family, especially his mother, Radoyka Jerome.
Jharrel Jerome with mother Radoyka Jerome on October 2016 (Photo: Jharrel Jerome's Instagram)
After much practice, finally, his big breakthrough came during his college's freshman year in Ithaca. He was cast as a gay character, Kevin in Moonlight and stole the heart of the audience.
In no time, the actor of Dominican Republic ethnicity armed with a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m) became a rising name in the industry.
Similarly, the 21-year-old's success continued, as he landed recurring roles in movies and series alike. In 2019, the actor is part of the Netflix series When They See Us and is on the process of filming for a new film, Concrete Cowboys.
Jharrel's Net Worth
Jharrel Jerome's rise to fame started in 2016 when he was awarded the role of a gay character, Kevin, in the award-winning drama Moonlight.
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Even though he is yet to book his place amongst the top actors in the industry, Jharrel earns a yearly average salary of $49,988. And, looking at his progress; he is sure to raise his net worth to the next level.
Winner of Emmy in 2019
It was only in the month of July 2019, when he was nominated for an Emmy. His role as Korey Wise of the Exonerated Five had earned him the nomination of Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
According to Jharrel, his world had been on a whole other planet during the nomination. On 23 September 2019, he managed to win his first-ever Emmy.
Now that he has won his maiden Emmy award, he should be in a completely new universe. To achieve the feat, he beat other nominees including Mahershala Ali (True Detective) and Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora). The other talented actors in the category were Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).
Jharrel Jerome after winning his Emmy on 23 September 2019 (Photo: pinkvilla.com)
While the Emmy was well deserved for the rising star, he credited his success to the entire team of the Exonerated Five. He also shared the nostalgic moment when he first met his character in real life during the nomination. He shared :
"The first time I met Korey, he took off the chain around his neck and put it on my neck and said, 'You're the king now. You're Korey Wise,'"
True to his words, actor Jharrol Jerome has brought every range of emotion in his arsenal for the role.
Since the 71st annual Emmy Awards, it is reported that Jharrel will join popular actor Idris Elba in a new black cowboy film. It seems the actor is going places since his Emmy victory.