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Jamie Hector – Biography 2021

General Facts and Figures

  • Full name: Jamie Hector
  • Net Worth: $2 million
  • Occupation: TV and film actor, founder of Moving Mountains Inc.
  • Birthday: October 7th, 1975
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
  • Birth Sign: Libra
  • Marital status: Married
  • Kids: 2 daughters

Jamie’s Fame Origin

If you know the hit series “The Wire”, then Jamie plays the drug ace Marlo Stanfield. Similarly, Jamie is also famous for his role as Detective Jerry Edgar in the “Bosch” TV series.

Besides that, Jamie’s fame also originated from playing roles in “All Eyez on Me” and “Max Payne”, among other works.

Early Life

Jamie was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 7th, 1975. He is adamant about his early childhood details, schooling, and family. All we know is that he’s studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Film Institute and got a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts.

He started acting right after graduating from high school and in 2002, Jamie appeared in the film “Paid in Full”.

Acting Career

According to Jamie, the “Five Deep Breaths” film that he did in 2003 was a great milestone to the success of his acting career. In this film, Jamie was cast as the lead role and it went on to win 16 awards.

Afterward, Hector appeared in a number of works including:

  • Blackout
  • The Fast Life
  • Everyday People
  • Joy Road
  • Brooklyn Bound

Jamie’s Role on the Wire

Hector appeared as Marlo Stanfield on “The Wire” for 32 full episodes from 2004 to 2008. There, Jamie portrayed his character with finesse and professionalism. And in 2016, Jamie was ranked 2nd place in the “40 Greatest Villains of All Time” by the Rolling Stone Magazine.

Other Works After “The Wire”

After “The Wire”, Jamie progressed with his acting career and used his talents on other projects, including:

  • Max Payne
  • Heroes and its spin-off, Hard Knox
  • Just Another Day
  • Night Catches Us
  • Power
  • Person of Interest
  • The Strain
  • All Eyez on Me
  • Queen of the South
  • Bosch

Jamie has also engaged with some gaming work including “The Warriors”, “Dishonoured 2”, and “Grand Theft Auto”, among others. Currently, Jamie is working on “Doubting Thomas”, “16 Bars”, and “A Year and a Change”, which are all currently in production.

Jamie’s Charity Work

Jamie is also involved in charity work and founded Moving Mountain Inc. in 2007. It’s a non-profit organization that provides vocal, drama, film, and dance classes to the youth.

And as a Haitian-American, Hector was also a part of the fundraising program for the survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which was devastating.

Jamie’s Personal Life

Hector is quite secretive about his personal life but it’s known that he married Jennifer Amelia in 2005-2006. And the couple went on to have two beautiful daughters.

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Written by Danail Donchev

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