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Jacob Latimore BIO TV & FILM MEDIA

Jacob Latimore - BIO

Jacob Latimore has been hailed by Variety, Los Angeles Times and The Wrap as a breakout star. He was selected as one of the top 30 Under 30 Celebrities of 2019 by Forbes. In 2018, Indiewire named him as one of The Best American Actors Under 30.

Jacob is one of the stars of the ensemble cast on the hit series The CHI (Showtime). The Chi, now in its 6th season, is a coming-of-age Showtime drama series set against the background of the South Side of Chicago. The series is Executive Produced and Created by Lena Waithe.

Having emerged as one of the most promising talents of his generation, his film credits are equally impressive. Jacob made his feature film debut in 2010 in a lead role in Magnet Releasing’s post-apocalyptic thriller Vanishing on 7th Street, starring Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo. The following year, he starred as Langston in Fox Searchlight’s Black Nativity, in which he was able to showcase his musical and acting chops working alongside Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Nas.

In 2014 Latimore was featured in two of the years biggest box office hits, co-starring as Ramon in Universal Pictures’ Ride Along starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart and in 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi thriller The Maze Runner.

In 2017 Latimore starred in the Sundance Film Festival favorite Sleight, and the ensemble dramas Collateral Beauty and Detroit.  Critics have praised his natural charisma and ability to successfully operate in the realms of drama, romance, comedy and action.  The LA Times said, “Latimore shines in this lead role, and Sleight … is heralding the arrival of Latimore as a star.”

In Warner Brothers’ Collateral Beauty, directed by Oscar-winner David Frankel, Latimore starred alongside an all-star ensemble cast in the story of a once-successful business man played by Will Smith, who begins writing letters to various objects and themes like time, love, and death, personified by Latimore, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren.

Latimore would next star in the ensemble casted Detroit, a historical crime- drama from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow. The film chronicles the true story of a race-induced police raid in Detroit in 1967 which resulted in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States’ history.

Between 2018 and 2020 Jacob costarred in Krystal (Netflix), in which he is the wheelchair-bound son, directed by and starred William H. Macy. Candy Jar (Netflix) in which he stars with Sami Gayle, Christina Hendricks, Helen Hunt and Uzo Aduba; centers around two dueling high school debate champs who are at odds on just about everything forge ahead with ambitious plans to get into the colleges of their dreams. The Last Summer (Netflix) Jacob plays Alec co starring  alongside KJ App and Maia Michell. Like A Boss (Paramount) Jacob plays Harry the secret boyfriend to Mia played by Tiffany Haddish.

2022 Latimore co-starred in Gully (Hulu) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Netflix). 2023 starred in House Party (Warner Brothers) produced by Lebron James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill Entertainment.

Jacob is an established R&B recording artist. Having released his much anticipated third album C3 (2020), charting #1 on Apple’s R&B Music Chart week of release and overall has garnered more than 100M Streams.

October 9, 2023, Jacob released his 5th independent project “Closure”.

Jacob is a a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.