Jharrel Jerome is an American actor. He started his career recently, debuting in the short film called Her Coloring Book. In 2016, he made his cinematic debut in the award-winning film Moonlight. The following year, he had his first television appearance in Tales. It was also during this time that he started starring as Jerome Robinson in the television series Mr. Mercedes. He next had roles in the films All Rise and First Match. Recently, he became known for his portrayal of Korey Wise in the miniseries When They See Us. For his performance, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. He simultaneously starred in the film Selah and the Spades.