Jharrel Jerome is an American actor and rapper who has actively worked in the entertainment field since 2016 to date. He is well-known for his acting role in the acclaimed film ‘Moonlight‘ where he played the role of Teen Kevin. This role earned him various nominations and accolades. Moreover, he is also popular for portraying the role of Korey Wise in the TV series ‘When They See Us.’ Additionally, this role also earned him the prestigious Emmy Award. Apart from acting, he is also involved in the field of music. He released his debut song ‘For Real’ in September 2020.

Quick Info 
Full Name Jharrel Jerome
ProfessionActor and rapper
Birth Date9 October 1997
Birth PlaceThe Bronx, New York City, United States
Parents NameRadoyka Jerome (Mother)
Siblings1 younger sister
Net Worth 2021$1 million
Star SignLibra
Height5 feet and 8 inches (1.73m/173cm)
Weight75kg (165lbs)
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Jharrel Jerome was born on 9 October 1997 in The Bronx, New York City, United States. He was born to his mother Radoyka Jerome. Information about his father is unavailable. Likewise, he grew alongside his younger sister. Additionally, Jharrel is currently 23 years old with a Libra star sign.

Early Life

Jharrel Jerome was raised in a close-knit family. His family always taught him to love things around him. Similarly, his mother suggested to Jharrel that he should be active in acting. He also joined the local theatre, Riverdale Children’s Theatre. He then decided to pursue his career in acting.


Talking about Jharrel’s education, he completed his high schooling at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. This was located in Manhattan and he used to go there each day by train. Likewise, he then enrolled at Ithaca College. This is a private liberal arts college in Ithaca, New York.


Jharrel Jerome holds an American nationality. As per his ethnicity, he is multiracial belonging to Black and Latino. He is of Afro-Haitian descent on his father’s side and Dominican descent on his mother’s side. Talking about his religion, he has not disclosed anything about his religious beliefs and background.

Physical Stats

Jharrel Jerome stands 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73m/173cm) tall and weighs around 75kg (165lbs). Moreover, he has an average body type. Besides this, he has a pair of dark brown-colored eyes and black colored hair. Talking more, he has a mole near his right eye.

Social Media

Jharrel Jerome has an active social media presence. His Twitter account (@JharrelJerome) has 35.5 thousand followers. Likewise, his Instagram handle (@jharreljerome) has 910 thousand followers.

Personal Life 

Is Jharrel gay?

Many audiences often get confused about Jharrel Jerome’s sexuality. He has portrayed the role of Kevin who is bisexual from the film ‘Moonlight.’ This role brought him huge recognization so many people still think that Jharrel is bisexual judging Kevin’s character. Though Jharrel Jerome has played some bisexual character in his reel life, he is straight in his real life.

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Jharrel Jerome previously dated Migella Accorsi in 2017. However, they broke up in 2019 after dating each other for two years. They also deleted all their pictures from their respective social media accounts. Likewise, Jharrel is currently single and unmarried.


Jharrel Jerome landed his debut acting role at the age of 19. He has acted in various television series and movies to date. Likewise, one of his notable roles came in the 2016 film ‘Moonlight’ where he played the role of bisexual boy Teen Kevin. This film is produced by Brad Pitt which became a huge hit winning prestigious awards like the Oscar. Moreover, he shared the screen alongside stars like Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, etc. Furthermore, he is also known for playing in the 2019 TV series ‘ When They See Us’ as Korey Wise. This role also earned him various awards.

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Jharrel Jerome has earned prestigious accolades for his acting roles. He has won the Primetime Emmy Award, AAFCA Award, Black Reel, Critics Choice Award, Gold Derby TV Award, etc for his role in ‘When They See Us’ in 2019. Moreover, he also received the Special Honorary Award, ACCA Award, BOFCA Award, MTV Movie, and many others in 2016 for his acting role in ‘Moonlight.’

Net Worth

Jharrel Jerome is a famous American actor. He mostly earns from his professional acting career. Likewise, he has amassed a huge fan following through his versatile acting roles. Along with his name and fame, he has also earned a good amount of money. He has an estimated salary of $50,235 annually.

Moreover, he is also a musician who landed his debut song in 2020. This is also his source of income. As of the year 2021, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Looking at his hard work and popularity growing, he will undoubtedly be paid more in the upcoming future.