Jharrel Jerome wins Emmy for his portrayal of Korey Wise in ‘When They See Us’

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The 2019 Emmy Awards definitely got it right when they awarded Jharrel Jerome with the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Korey Wise in When They See Us. 

The 21-year-old actor who made a major mark in the 4-part series from Ava DuVernay wasn’t even born when the Central Park Five rocked the headlines, but that didn’t stop him from delivering an awe-inspiring performance.

Originally in Grio written by Cortney Wills at www.grio.com