Jermelle Simon is an American actor, movie producer, and fitness coach who is known for his role in the popular sitcom, The Upshaws, and the drama series, Animal Kingdom among others.
A charismatic 33 year-old man, Jermelle has a wife called Akia Simon and they have kids together. Over the years, he has demonstrated complete devotion to his kids and his job, stunning fans with his output.
What is Jermelle Simon’s Age?
Jermelle Simon is 33 years old at the moment. We know this because the Hollywood actor was born on the 17th of April 1989. Before now, there had been some division among sources as to what the actor’s correct date of birth was. Some sources claimed he was born on the 16th of April while others insisted he was born on the 17th of April.
However, we decided to investigate and found out Jermelle was actually born on the 17th of April. We took a quick glance through his Instagram page and got to know when the actor himself celebrated his own birthday. On the 17th of April, 2022, Jermelle posted a photo of himself on Instagram to mark his 33rd birthday to the admiration of fans.
Apparently, this has put an end to the age debate. We also know that Jermelle Simon was born in Florence, an unincorporated community in California, the United States of America. It was also here that he grew up with his family.
The actor was born to a father called Waddell and a mother called Carol. According to our findings, the actor’s father worked at a shipyard to provide for his family while his mother worked as a nurse. The actor is very fond of his parents and occasionally shares photos their photos on Instagram to celebrate them.
Jermelle Simon is not an only child; he has siblings with whom he spent his early days in California. Sources say he was brought up alongside his two brothers identified as Jermol Simon and Jermaine Frost. It is not clear how close they are at the moment as Jermelle rarely talks about them.
Details about the elementary and high schools that Jermelle Simon attended are not known. However, we know that he attended Norfolk State University, a public historically black university in Norfolk, Virginia.
Jermelle Simon Began His Acting Career On Stage
From when he was little, Jermelle Simon took an interest in acting and even performed several times in school plays, honing his skill as an actor before audiences. Some reports say he began acting on stage as far back as the 3rd grade. At some point, he also tried playing football too, but he realized he loved acting more, so he stuck to it.
When he finished school, he decided to move to Hollywood in California to pursue his dreams of acting. Soon after, he started acting on stage in different theaters. He began to get noticed a lot when he played a role in Silence, a play by the widely popular director Don B Welch.
Jermelle’s performance in the play was good that it got him more roles in other plays. He later landed the lead role in Don B Welch’s Stage Play Livin Aint easy, Dying Aint Beautiful, playing the role of Hassan Williams. This role proved that he can combine drama and comedy perfectly to the admiration of the audience.
He continued to find more work and later appeared in his 3rd Don B Welch play Walking By Faith. All this time, he was also auditioning for ole on TV and dreamed of becoming a movie star.
He Kickstarted His Hollywood Adventure at Age 22
Jermelle Simon eventually kickstarted his acting career in the year 2011 when he was about 22 years old. He landed his first acting role when he was cast to play Chase Jones in the 2011 TV movie, Why We Pray.
The experience was quite surreal for the actor who had always dreamed of making films and becoming a movie star. It also helped to provide him with a candid inside look at how things are done in Hollywood.
Nearly two years later in 2013, Jermelle landed his first role in a TV series when he was cast to play Isham in an episode of the series Tattoo Nightmares. In 2016, Jermelle appeared in an episode of another TV series called Cocktails and Dreams, and one year later in 2017, played the role of Rico in the series, Animal Kingdom. The same year, he played Marcus in the short film, HeadSpace.
In 2018, Jermelle Simon played Sam in the short film, Aged Out. The next year in 2019, he appeared in another short film called A Rodeo Film playing the role of Averill.
‘The Upshaws’ Broke Him Out to a Wider Audience
In 2021, Jermelle Simon landed the role of Bernard in the sitcom, The Upshaws. The sitcom, which centers on a working-class African American family struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it, gained popularity upon release and thus launched Jermelle to an audience wider than he had ever had.
The series features top Hollywood names like Mike Epps, Kim Fields, Wanda Sykes, and others and offered Jermelle the opportunity to work with such dignified individuals in the industry. Through the series, he became more known around the USA and is now set to take on even more critical and challenging roles having bagged the needed experience.
It is noteworthy that Jermelle Simon is not only an actor but also a producer. In 2018, he served as the executive producer of the short film, Aged Out in which he also starred as Sam. According to him, he was inspired to take part in the project because he has compassion for the homeless and wanted to bring some more awareness to that area of social life.
Jermelle Simon is Also a Fitness Trainer
Apart from being an actor and producer, Jermelle Simon is also a fitness trainer. In an interview he had with the BSM Media Group in 2021, the actor explained that he had always wanted to be in a very great shape and that when he was a lot younger, he vowed that when he turned 25 years, he would be in the best shape of his life.
When he eventually started acting at age 22, he realized that if he was very fit, he could land more roles as a result. So, he hired a fitness trainer to help him get in shape. While working with the fitness trainer, he got addicted to the training sessions and working out and decided to stick to it on his own.
He also realized that while training and working out, he often felt like he was evolving into a higher self because his entire body and mind were getting worked into a new form. He felt he could conquer the world anytime he was working out. He enjoyed the experience so much that he decided he had to help other people feel the same thing. Eventually, he got certified as a fitness trainer and got licensed to train other people to become fit.
Today, Jermelle Simon is a well-known gym fitness instructor who is adored by his loyal followers. A quick look at his Instagram page shows him engaging in all kinds of fitness routines and showing off his muscular body for people to see the effect of his workouts. He also encouraged his followers to engage in fitness exercises.
Apart from training people physically as a fitness instructor, the movie star also offers Zoom gym classes on his website for people who are far away and cannot meet with him one on one. He also sells branded resistance bands and other training equipment online. The fitness guru also has an app called JRAMBO HIIT which has been designed with pre-recorded videos of training to guide people who want to build their bodies using his techniques. The actor also has a special Instagram page that he dedicates to his training sessions.
Apart from acting in movies and being a skilled fitness instructor, some reports have also claimed that Jermelle Simon has also done some other kinds of jobs including working in Beach Ford, Elephant Auto insurance Commercials, and even modeling for various agencies.
What To Know About Jermelle Simon’s Wife or Partner
Jermelle Simon is not just an actor and fitness guru, he is also a family man. Our findings show that the actor is actually a married man; it is said that he is married to a woman called Akia Simon. Very little is known about the actor’s marriage and not much is known about the woman he married. It is not clear what Akia does for a living at the moment but some reports say she used to be a flight attendant.
Because there is so little information about the couple, details about how and when first they before they started dating remain out of public knowledge. In fact, the date of their marriage is also not known. However, it is believed that they were already a couple as far back as 2013.
Some sources have said Jermelle and Akia were already together a long time before he even started his acting. However, this claim has not been independently verified. What we know is that their romance led to a fruitful marriage that produced children.
Is There Trouble In Paradise?
There have been rumors that Jermelle Simon’s marriage to Akia is quite on the rocks and that there is trouble in paradise for them. Some even say they have parted ways and are separated. This is mainly because Jermelle does not talk about her at all in recent times. In fact, a careful search through his Instagram page shows that the actor has stopped sharing photos of them together since 2017.
Even though he posts about his kids and other family members, there is no mention at all of his wife on his social media pages and this has led to people asking if they are still together at this moment. We cannot confirm if they have parted ways or not, but we call tell that there is no report about them divorcing anywhere.
With time, we shall be able to tell if Jermelle is still with Akia or not. For now, we still recognize them as a married couple as there are no documents available to prove otherwise.
Also, details about who Jermelle Simon dated in the past before meeting Akia Simon remain unknown. This is because the actor is notoriously private and does not like to share information about his private life including his love life.
Jermelle Simon is the Proud Father of Three Children
The marriage between Jermelle Simon and Akia Simon has produced three children; a boy called Jacob Simon and two daughters called Jade Simon and Jordyn Simon. It is not clear when they were born or what their ages are at the moment because details about their lives have been carefully kept away from the public by their father.
However, it is very clear that the actor is very fond of his kids and has proven to be a doting dad. A quick look through his Instagram page shows that the actor is completely obsessed with his kids and absolutely loves to show them off proudly with every chance he gets. Unlike how he does not post photos of his wife, Akia at all, the actor is known to constantly post photos and videos of his children online, expressing his deep love and affection for them.
Sometimes he refers to them as his cubs and is seen playing with them around the house. Many of his followers have referred to Jermelle Simon as one of the best dads out there.
What Is His Net Worth?
Jermelle Simon’s net worth has been pegged at between $700,000 and $1 million as different reports have quoted different figures. Jermelle makes his money from his acting job as well as his job as a certified fitness trainer. On his website, people have to pay money to sign up for his classes and use the professional materials available l on the site.
He also makes money from the sale of his endurance band and other fitness training equipment. In addition to this, he makes money from his app as well. In time, it is certain that the actor will keep raking in more money from all his endeavors and the figure of his net worth will increase.