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Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Evelyn Jean-Louis
Role  Actor
Name  Jimmy Jean-Louis
Years active  1993–present

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Born  August 8, 1968 (age 47) (1968-08-08) Petionville, Haiti
Website  http://jimmyjeanlouis.com
Nominations  Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor In Leading Role
Movies and TV shows  Heroes, Phat Girlz, Tears of the Sun, Toussaint Louverture, One Night in Vegas
Similar People  Tim Kring, Nnegest Likke, James Kyson, Philippe Niang, Leila Djansi
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Jimmy Jean-Louis (born August 8, 1968) is a Haitian actor and model best known for his role as "the Haitian" on the NBC television series Heroes. Born in Pétion-Ville, he moved to Paris at a young age to pursue a modeling career. His early roles were in French television commercials and Spanish musical theatre. Eventually settling in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, he had small roles in The Bourne Identity and Arliss before breaking into larger roles in American television and film.

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Early life

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Jean-Louis was born in Pétion-Ville, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lived there until the age of twelve, when he moved to Paris with his family to pursue a modeling career, after moving he experienced a culture shock because of the rural to city lifestyle change. He enrolled in business courses, but quickly realized that his heart lay in performance, and studied at the Académie Internationale de la Danse. His parents returned to Haiti, but Jean-Louis and his brother remained in Paris. Around a decade later in 1991, producers discovered Jean-Louis during one of his dancing stints in a French club, who were impressed. They tapped him to appear in a Coca-Cola advertisement, the success of which prompted the Jean-Louis to spend several years modeling across Europe. He was very successful in London, working for such notables as Gianfranco Ferré and Valentino. Before finding success as a model, he was homeless at times in Paris. By the mid-'90s, he was gracing music videos by such stars as Mariah Carey, Seal, and George Michael, and appearing in low-budget "independent" films in Los Angeles.

Personal life

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Jean-Louis is married to his wife, Evelyn, and they have three children. He enjoys watching and playing soccer and is a member of an amateur soccer club Hollywood United F.C., a team consisting mostly of celebrities and former professionals. He is fluent in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Haitian Creole.

2010 Haiti earthquake efforts

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After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Jean-Louis went to Haiti to search for his elderly parents in Haiti the day after a powerful earthquake struck the nation. Jean-Louis learned that a house he had grown up in collapsed, killing several of his relatives. He is 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. The group mobilized for disaster relief after the magnitude-7 earthquake struck. Recently, Jean-Louis has taken part in a series of campaigns for Haitian aid, such as singing in the "We Are The World" remake of the original for Haiti in February 2010 which aired during the start of the Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.

Acting career

He worked in musical theatre in Barcelona, Spain, spending three years with a musical theater "La Belle Epoque", before moving to Italy where he created a successful career as an international model. In 1995, he appeared in several episodes of an erotic French TV program. Jimmy moved to Los Angeles where he began acting full-time in underground and independent films. This eventually led to him landing a role in Jean-Claude Van Damme's movie Derailed, which set the stage for subsequent roles with other Hollywood A-listers. He went on to have secondary roles in Tears of the Sun, Hollywood Homicide, Monster-in-Law and The Game of Their Lives. He was cast as the romantic lead in the 2006 film Phat Girlz starring opposite Mo'Nique as her love interest. He achieved his most widespread fame, however, when cast in the recurring role of The Haitian on the NBC television series Heroes, who is an associate of Noah Bennet. In an interview on The Post Show on G4, Jimmy Jean-Louis stated that the Haitian was originally supposed to be from New Zealand, and that the character was going to be "The Kiwi", which is a colloquial term for the people of New Zealand. He also stated that he auditioned three times for the role of D.L. Hawkins, a part which he did not get. In 2013, it was announced that he'd been cast in a recurring role in Arrow. He will portray "The Captain", an associate of Professor Ivo. In 2015, he took on a supporting role in the British film, The Cursed Ones.

Awards

  • 2012 MPAH Haiti Movie Awards Honorary Award * Motion Picture Association of Haiti
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