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Jimmy Jean-Louis

samedi 23 novembre 2019, par KAF

Haitian-born actor Jimmy Jean-Louis grew up in the slums of Petion-Ville until age 12, to become a Hollywood celebrity and a global cultural Ambassador to Haiti.

Earlier in his 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 acting credits include Tears of the sun (Bruce Willis), Phat Girlz (Mo’Nique), NBC Hit show Heroes, CW show Arrow, CBS Extant with Oscar winner Halle Berry produced by Steven Spielberg. More recently, he was part of the cast of Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro directed by David O Russell and a regular on the TV show Claws for TNT. Jimmy is the Producer/Star of the movie Rattlesnakes, coming on Hulu in August.

His most important role to date is playing the title character in TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE and won BEST ACTOR at the Pan African Film Festival. He was also nominated BEST ACTOR at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012. With an international appeal, Jimmy has been working in many parts of the world including France, England, Indonesia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mexico...making full use of his fluency in 5 languages : English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Creole.

Jimmy Jean-Louis co-founded the Los Angeles based production company Jet Media Production in 2008. His producing credits include the documentary films Haiti 16:53 (2010, Jimmy Goes to Nollywood (2015) and the feature film Everything But A Man (2018) directed by Nnegest Likke (Phat Girlz). He also produced the neo-noir psychological thriller RattleSnakes (2019), directed by Julius Amedume. Jimmy is the Executive producer of the movies The Cursed One (2015), The Empty Box (2016) and Desrances (2019)

. Jet Media currently has 2 documentaries in post-production Jimmy goes to Tropico and Jimmy goes to Babiwood and a handful of feature films in pre-production, including Mother Water with director Julius Amedume.

After a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12th, 2010, Jimmy expanded his humanitarian work to provide immediate relief to the victims of the earthquake. He joined forces with the Pan American Development Foundation and the Organization of American States. HUFH-PADF-OAS and its partners provided support to more than 300 000 people and delivered in excess of 200 tons of supplies during the first 8 weeks of the disaster. Named Pan American Development Foundation’s Ambassador for Haitian Children, he testified to Congress on their behalf in June 2010. Mr. Jean-Louis has taken part in a series of campaigns for Haitian aid, he was an invited singer on the Quincy Jones project "We Are The World" to benefit humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. During Haitian Independence Month, January 2010, Jimmy received the key of Miami- Dade County. More recently during Haitian Heritage Month, May 2018, he was presented with the key to the city of North Miami. Jimmy Jean-Louis was named Ambassador at large to Haiti by his Excellency President Michel Martelly In 2014.


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