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Jimmy Jean-Louis

Jimmy Jean-Louis

Born: 8 / 8 / 1968 , Petionville , Haiti –


Truly a “rags to riches” story, Haitian-born actor Jimmy Jean-Louis grew up in the slums of Petion-Ville, Haiti until age 12, to become a Hollywood celebrity. His deep love for his homeland cause him to shift his focus from his acting career to help rebuild Haiti, ravaged by the 7.0 earthquake on January 12th, 2010.

Earlier in is career, Jimmy worked as a dancer and a model in France, Spain, Italy, South Africa and England. He moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue acting. His credits include “Tears of the sun” (Bruce Willis), “Phat Girlz” (Mo’Nique), NBC Hit show “Heroes” and “Heroes Reborn”, CW show “Arrow”, CBS “Extant” with Oscar winner Halle Berry produced by Steven Spielberg and more recently “Joy” with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro directed by David O Russell.

His most important role to date is playing the title character in “TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE” and won BEST ACTOR at the Pan African Film Festival, the Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival and at Vues d’Afrique International Film Festival in Canada. Jimmy received the Caribbean American Excellence In The Arts award in November 2013. He was also nominated BEST ACTOR at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012.


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