Haitian-born Actor and Model, Jimmy Jean-Louis, is National Spokesperson for Caribbean-American Heritage Month


WASHINGTON D.C., June 3rd, 2014-The Institute for Caribbean Studies welcomes National Spokesperson, Jimmy Jean-Louis!

Haitian-born actor and model, Jimmy Jean-Louis has achieved international acclaim for his role on the hit NBC Television series Heroes. His versatility and gift with language has allowed him to work with many different genres of films in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Creole. He recently portrayed the Haitian hero Toussaint L’Ouverture, which won him an award for Best Actor at the Pan-African Film Festival. He has collaborated with many talented people in the entertainment industry, and he has several exciting upcoming future projects!

Jimmy Jean-Louis has been extremely active in reconstruction efforts following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. He is the founder and President of the non-profit organization (501c3) Hollywood Unites for Haiti. The scope of the mission for this charitable organization includes cultural education for underprivileged youth, as well as disaster relief and international aid efforts.

Overcoming incredible odds to achieve a sensational and multifaceted career, the success story of Jimmy Jean-Louis is an inspiration. His selfless work in the reconstruction and empowerment of his home country of Haiti makes him an ideal National Spokesperson and an exceptional representative of Caribbean people all over the world.

Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month here

Lead-in Photo: http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/a-wish-list-7-actors-id-love-to-see-in-joss-whedons-s-h-i-e-l-d-tv-series/jimmy-jean-louis-in-heroes/



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