Jermaine Hopkins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 May, 2017
Facts of Jermaine Hopkins
Date of Birth: 1973 , August-23
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Jermaine Hopkins
Birth Name Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Newark, New Jersey, United States
Profession actor
Net Worth $10 million
Married Yes
Married to Renee Hopkins
Children N/A
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Jermaine Huggy Hopkins is and American actor, well known for his appearance in movies such as Lean on Me and Juice.

Early life and education

Jermaine Hopkins was born on 23rd August 1973 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. He was involved in acting business since his young age of 14 years as his mother enrolled him into a cattle-audition in New York for the Warner bros feature named Lean on Me, starring role as Thomas Samms, who is a misguided drug-abusing high school student.

Hopkins and his mother struggled very hard to get into the audition for the role of Thomas Samms, as the line was enormously long which wrapped around three city blocks. Hopkins and his mother were so much discouraged waiting in extremely long line, as they were about to leave the line, suddenly he was caught by the screenwriter's eye for his unique looks.

As soon as, Hopkins was caught by the screenwriter, Michael Schiffer walked by and brought him to the front of the line to introduce producer and director. Fortunately, he was selected for the role and so his career began.


Soon after his debut role as Thomas Samms came into limelight. Hopkins also got another project called Juice which was helmed by Ernest R. Dickerson. Hopkins appeared as Steel along with Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Omar Epps, and the late Tupac Shakur

Later on, Hopkins followingly appeared in HBO worldwide release named Strapped. Moreover, the next two years Hopkins also appeared in episodes of Murder One and Moesha, and about six episodes starring as Dupree on The Wayans Brothers series

Some of his popular movies and TV shows are The Parent Hood in 1995, Phat Beach in 1996, Bullet in the same year, Riot in 1997, How to Be a Player in the same year, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the year 2001, and Zoo in 2012 etc.

Personal life 

Jermaine Hopkins is married. His wife's name is Renee. They have a child together and has already become a grandfather as his child gave birth to a baby. However, he has not revealed much about his personal life. 

Besides his married life, Hopkins was once arrested on 15th December 2011, for buying marijuana worth of 200 pounds through an undercover cop in Arizona. The actor who has also starred in a television show named Law & Order was stopped by cops in the SUV. He was driving at the time cops caught him with drugs and $1 million cash. 

Jermaine Hopkins who lives in North Carolina currently is now held in custody after being charged with transporting and trying to sell marijuana. Hopkins previously was in prison for 5 years and later was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 3 years of probation. 

Net worth and Height

Being an Amercian actor he earns a huge amount of salary through his acting career as he started his career at the very young age of 14. 

Currently, his net worth is estimated to be $10 million. He lives in a big mansion in North Carolina. He stands at the height of 1.68 meters.