Jesse L. Martin


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Biography:
Birth Name: Jesse L. Martin
Born: 01/18/1969
Birth Place: Rocky Mount, Virginia, USA

Born Jan. 18, 1969 in Rocky Mount, VA, Jesse Lamont Watkins was the son of Virginia, a college counselor, and Jesse Reed Watkins, a truck driver. After his parents divorced, his mother moved the family to Buffalo, NY, and the children took their adopted father's last name. Martin became interested in acting when his fourth-grade teacher cast him in a play, and the subsequent performance helped him overcome his shyness. He graduated from The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and then attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts theater program. Choosing to jump into acting rather than graduating, Martin appeared in multiple regional theatrical productions around the country before ret... Continue Bio >>

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