Jesse L Martin Biography
Jesse L Martin is an American actor and singer, best known for his role as Detective Ed Green on the long-running NBC drama series Law & Order. And performer best known for originating Tom Collins’ role on Broadway in the musical rent and also his role as Detective Joe West on The Flash TV series as well as Detective Ed Green in the Lan & Order TV series.
Jesse L Martin Age
He was born on January 18, 1969 in Rocky Mount, Virginia, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1969-01-18]
Jesse L Martin Height
He is 1.88m tall.
Jesse L Martin Family
He was born third in his family of five boys. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins was a truck driver and his mother, Virginia Price, was a college counselor.
His parents divorced when he was a child and later on after his mother remarried, he and his brothers chose to adopt their stepfather’s surname. They then moved to Buffalo, New York where he completed his education.
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He has been able to keep his life intact and out of the media sight and rarely gives insight into his personal life.
However, he was reportedly in a relationship with Vanessa Riding in 2006 but they never got married. They parted ways and since then he has never been linked, as of now, he is single and not married.
Jesse L Martin Gay
After him parting ways with Vanessa and him never being linked to any lady so far, there came a speculation of his sexual orientation. As of now, he has not declared himself either as gay or straight.
Jesse L Martin Children
So far, he has no known children.
Jesse L Martin Education
Martin attended the Buffalo School for Visual and Performing Arts. He also enrolled at an after-school drama program where he honed his acting skills and learnt how to grow out of his shy-shell since he was a shy child as he grew up. He then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Jesse L Martin Career
He has had a successful career in both film and television, as well as in theater.
Martin’s first major acting role was in the Broadway musical “Rent,” in which he played the character of Tom Collins.
He also appeared in the film adaptation of “Rent” in 2005. Martin has continued to work in theater throughout his career, appearing in productions of “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Winter’s Tale,” and “The Inspector General,” among others.
In addition to his theater work, Martin has had numerous roles in film and television. He appeared in the films “The Cake Eaters,” “Joyful Noise,” and “Puncture,” among others.
On television, Martin played the role of Detective Ed Green on “Law & Order” for 10 seasons, and has also appeared on shows such as “Ally McBeal,” “The Flash,” and “Smash.”
Martin has received critical acclaim for his work in both theater and television. He has been nominated for several awards, including a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on “Law & Order,” and has won a Drama Desk Award for his role in “Rent.”
Jesse L Martin Movies and TV shows
Here are some of his notable movies and TV shows:
- Rent (2005) – Martin played the role of Tom Collins in this film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical.
- Joyful Noise (2012) – Martin starred alongside Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in this musical comedy.
- Puncture (2011) – Martin played the role of Daryl King in this legal drama.
- Law & Order (1999-2008) – Martin played Detective Ed Green in this long-running crime drama.
- The Flash (2014-present) – Martin plays the role of Joe West, the father figure and mentor to the titular hero.
- The Philanthropist (2009) – Martin starred as Philip Maidstone in this short-lived NBC drama.
- Smash (2013) – Martin played the role of Scott Nichols in this musical drama about the making of a Broadway show.
- Ally McBeal (1999) – Martin had a recurring role as Dr. Greg Butters in this legal comedy-drama.
Jesse L Martin Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of &10 million.
Jesse L Martin Rent
He stars as Tom Collins, an anarchist and gay philosophy professor with AIDS, former roommate of Maureen, Roger, Mark, and Benny and Angel’s love interest. Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus.