Emmy Nominated Actor Melvin Jackson Jr. was born on April 4th in Washington D.C. He now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Emmy nominated actress Kelly Jenrette. In which they are the first African American married couple to be nominated for an Emmy in the same year.

Melvin is the father of 3 boys. He is best known for his roles as Bernard on the HBO hit series "The Wire" and as The Bully on the hit CW show "Everybody Hates Chris". He most recently portrayed the legendary rapper Kurtis Blow in the NAACP Award winning BET’s “The New Edition Story”. He is a talented actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, host, & author of a children’s book titled “The Adventures of Jimmy The Fly” that he co-wrote with his wife and is available on amazon.

Melvin also has lived overseas for 8 ½ years in Islamabad, Pakistan & Ankara, Turkey. Melvin has been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a short form comedy or drama series for his comedy web series he executive produced, Stars in and co-wrote with his wife Emmy nominated actress Kelly Jenrette titled “This Eddie Murphy Role is Mine, Not Yours”. Which can be viewed on his website or on his YouTube channel Melvin Jackson Jr Tv.

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