Age is just a number: ‘When They See Us’ star Jharrel Jerome aiming to be first man in his 20s to win his Emmy category

Age is just a number: ‘When They See Us’ star Jharrel Jerome aiming to be first man in his 20s to win his Emmy category
Jharrel Jerome did the hard part. Now the 21-year-old “When They See Us” star can make history as the first man in his 20s and the second youngest overall to take home the Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Emmy.

First awarded in 1955, Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor, which has underdone various name changes, has traditionally honored middle-aged men and veterans. The youngest champ was Anthony Murphy, who was just a wee lad of 17 when he prevailed for “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” in 1973, which was also his first and only acting role. Actors in their 20s have completely struck out in this category and only 12 men in their 30s have won.

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In fact, twentysomethings are rarely even nominated here. Jerome is the first twentysomething nominee since Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was 12 days shy of his 28th birthday when he
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