5 Things You Never Knew About Citation-Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis

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Today’s MC! Gent focus is Jimmy Jean-Louis.

Jimmy Jean-Louis is a Haitian-American actor and producer, born August 8, 1968 in Pétion-Ville, his journey in acting started when he moved to Paris at the age of 12 with his family in search of a better life.

Jean-Louis is married to his wife, Evelyn, and they have three children.

5 Things You Never Knew About Jimmy Jean-Louis
Jimmy Jean-Louis | Credit: Wikipedia

He’s famous for staring as ‘The Hatian‘ on the NBC television series Heroes and more recently as ‘Prof. Lucien N’Dyare’ in the movie Citation.

From a young boy growing up in Haiti, living with no electricity or running water, my journey to Hollywood has been rich with experience. I take little for granted and appreciate the beauty of life, knowing that there is so much more to learn.

Jimmy Jean-Louis
5 Things You Never Knew About Jimmy Jean-Louis
Jimmy Jean-Louis | Credit: IMDb

His most notable award was winning BEST ACTOR at the Pan African Film Festival and a nomination for BEST ACTOR for his character in “TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012.

Jimmy Jean-Louis | Credit: IMDb

Hre are 5 things you may not have known about Jimmy Jean-Louis:

• Jimmy finished school with a degree in Business, but without a permanent home it was the night clubs of Paris which kept him off the streets.

• He landed his first job, a Coca-Cola commercial, when he was spotted dancing in a club.

• Jimmy worked for 3 years in a musical theater in Spain “La Belle Époque” before embarking on a successful modeling career in France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, New York and England.

• He is fluent in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Creole.

• Jimmy is a passionate humanitarian and big supporter of social causes and charities. He’s also the founder of Hollywood Unites For Haiti, a non-profit charitable aid organization whose original mission was to provide sports and cultural education to underprivileged youth on the island.

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