Duke Man Crush Monday: Jimmy Jean-Louis

Jimmy Jean-Louis is a Haitian actor and producer who was born on August 8, 1968, in Petionville. At a young age, he and his family relocated to Paris in quest of a better life.

His early roles were in Spanish musical theater and French television commercials. He eventually relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1990s, and before breaking into more significant roles in American television and movies, he appeared in small roles in The Bourne Identity, Tears of the Sun, and Arliss. From 2006 through 2009, he portrayed “the Haitian” in the NBC television show Heroes. In the 2012 French telefilm Toussaint Louverture, he portrayed the lead role.

Jean-Louis has three kids with his wife, Evelyn.

Like every great actor, Louis has won quite a number of awards, notable among them are: 2012 Best Actor Nomination (Toussaint Louverture (film) – Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
2012 Best Actor Nomination (Toussaint Louverture (film) – African Movie Academy Awards.
2012 MPAH Haiti Movie Honorary Award by Motion Picture Association of Haiti
2012 Meilleur Acteur – Festival Vues_d’Afrique.

2012 Best Actor Toussaint Louverture (film) – Pan African Film Festival and 2013 Excellence in the Arts prize – Caribbean American Heritage Award.

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