Quick facts
Birth date 18 Jan, 1969
Age 51 yrs
Occupations Stage actor
Film actor
Television actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Rocky Mount
Residence Manhattan
Education New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Gender Male
Description American stage, musical theatre, film and television actor

Jesse L. Martin, an actor and a singer by profession, came to life on January 18th 1969. He is a Native American and was born in Rocky Mount, Virginia, U.S. He was born to his parents Jesse Reed Watkins who was a truck driver by profession and to his mother Virginia Price who was a counsellor in a college by profession. Jesse had a troubled childhood as his parents divorced and separated when he was very young and he was taken care of by his mother. His mother married another person and he stayed on with his mother and his step-father. Because of all these incidences, Jesse lost some confidence and became an introvert personality.

He would not speak much and interact with a lot of people. His teacher in High school forced him to participate in drama shows so that he could open up. Jesse’s role was so appreciated in the drama shows he did that he ended up making a career in acting and theatre. Jesse did his high school from The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and in his high school he was awarded with the most talented person of his class because of his all-around abilities in studies and acting. He later on graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a specialization in acting and arts. Martin has not remained in news for his relationships in the past and has not had any alleged girlfriend in the past. He is also not speculated to be married or having a wife and very less is known about his personal life.

According to his biography, Jesse started acting in theatre shows when he was very young and was in his high school. He started acted in theatre shows and his shows were a popular hit during the school days. He gained much popularity because of these. Later on after his studies he did many stage shows and theatre acts and gained much popularity there. He also used to work as a food delivery person so as to earn a living along with acting. He rose to fame however with a musical theatrical performance in the act named ‘Rent’. The show went on to become an instant hit and Jesse’s acting in the show was much appreciated. He continued to act in the subsequent series of the act as well. Because of his performance in the theatre shows and his popularity there, he got many offers from the TV shows as well. He did many TV shows including ‘New York Undercover’, ‘The X-Files’, ‘Law & Order’, ‘The Philanthropist’ and many others. He acted in over 20 TV shows in all and an equal number of theatre performance throughout his professional career.

Jesse is also very active on social media sites like twitter and Instagram and has got many followers there. He keeps on posting his pictures and recent updates on these sites. On Twitter he has got close to 2k followers. His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million and is projected to increase in the future as well.

Last Modified: Feb 13, 2020

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