Who is Jeremy Pope?
Jeremy Pope is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his work on Broadway and his work in Hollywood, the Netflix limited series.
Orlando, Florida, the United States of America
Pope has identified as sexually fluid and chooses not to use more specific labels. He was raised in Orlando, Florida.
The actor studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In 2018, he debuted in Choir Boy, a Broadway play where he portrayed Pharus Jonathan Young.
His next role was in Ain’t Too Proud, portraying Eddie Kendricks. In 2018, he got nominations for the Tony Awards as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role in Choir Boy and also for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud. This made him the sixth actor ever to manage this feat. In addition, for his work as Eddie Kendricks, he got a 2020 nomination for the Grammies.
In 2019, the actor got the lead role in Hollywood, the Ryan Murphy series. This earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.
In 2021, Pope was cast in another main role in Pose, a new Ryan Murphy production. He played Christopher in the third season of the series.
In 2022, Pope played Jean-Michel Basquiat opposite Paul Bettany, playing Andy Warhol, in The Collaboration. This marked a return to the stage.
In addition to these roles, Pope appeared in The Ranger in 2018. In 2020, he played Jackie Wilson in One Night in Miami.
In addition to his acting work, Pope has been working as a musician. He started out by singing in church and music productions. He writes and records his own songs. His first single was Wait for You, followed by New Love and Feel So Good. He was featured on Be Great by Laura Dreyfuss. In addition to this, he has appeared on the cast recordings for Broadway’s The View UpStairs and Ain’t Too Proud. His latest independent single was Time After Time, a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s song.
Pope has worked with Ryan Murphy on two of his projects: Hollywood and Pose, both times in leading roles.
Pope has been recognized for his musical talent, which has helped him create memorable portrayals. Music has always been a part of his life. He, in particular, brought his particular experiences to his role in Choir Boy, which resonated with his own childhood and adolescent memories.
Despite starting his career a relatively short time before, Pope has already received nominations for the Tony Awards and two in the same year, which is highly unusual. He was only the sixth actor ever to be nominated for these two categories in the same year. He has also received a Primetime Emmy nomination. In addition, he won the AAFCA TV Honors for the Breakout Performance, sharing the honor with Laura Harrier.
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