Jerome Ro Brooks Biography

Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Jerome "Ro" Brooks - (Actor, Model, Producer) Born Jerome Curtis Brooks Jr. on June 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ro is blessed to have a beautiful supportive wife, four beautiful children, all girls, two supportive parents, numerous family members and friends. Growing up in West Baltimore, Ro's love for acting came naturally through time spent with his Grandmother and Great Aunt, who would encourage Ro and his three sisters to perform dance and musical routine by throwing change at their feet. It was during his younger years Ro began developing his musical prowess by rapping and dancing at local events. While attending Walbrook High School, Ro's early success started in 1986 when he got together with a group of friends and formed the rap and dance group "Twice as Nice". The group performed at local venues and later won a talent show that earned them a spot on the bill at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater for a taping of "Showtime at the Apollo". Twice As Nice went on to becoming the first rap and dance group to ever win at the Apollo in 1990. In 1993 Ro landed his first role in a feature film, portraying a "Crip" gang member entitled "Meteor Man", directed by Robert Townsend. Although the shoot was grueling and at times arduous, it didn't prevent Ro from devoting all his effort and training on developing his character and perfecting his performance. His enthusiasm for the craft of film making intensified with every opportunity to be in front of the camera, as well as encouraged him to learn more about the inner workings of the film industry. In 1994 Ro and his cousin opened Rome Records, a music store and record label combined in one, having their first taste of regional success as record label owners with RuScola, their first artist signed to Rome Records. RuScola later went on to be apart of the nationally recognized platinum selling R&B recording group DruHill. In 1996 Ro went his separate way and open Sounds-N-Da Hood in 1997, a music store inspired by his neighborhood. Sounds-N-Da Hood eventually closed in 2008 after relocating to Atlanta Georgia in 2006. In 1999 Ro founded "Lights Out Entertainment" an artist management company and also founded "The Hook Up" Music Catalog and Entertainment Magazine combined. "The Hook Up" was created and inspired by inmates in correctional institutions at the same time giving them inspirational messages in every issue. Since 1993 Ro has worked on over 24 movies and 12 television shows with recognizable performances in HBO's "The Corner" and "Homicide", ultimately leading to national recognition from HBO's "The Wire". Although his film and television careers were beginning to take off, Ro branched out pursuing other avenues of work that included lead performances in music videos such as Syleena Johnson's hit singles "I Am Your Woman" and "Guess What". Ro also played two challenging roles in Lil Mo's dynamic video "Gangsta" in which he portrayed her love interest as well as her younger brother. With supporting roles and cameo appearances in over 20 music videos like 50 Cent's "Wanksta", Shyne's "Bonnie & Shyne", Jill Scott's "A Long Walk", Ruff Endz "Where Does Love Go", Musiq Soul Child's "Girl Next Door", Young Jeezy's "Put On" and T.I.'s "Dead and Gone", Ro shows no signs of slowing down. Ro has recently completed principle photography on" TV Ones' "Will to Live" and "A Beautiful Soul", an Original TV One made for Television movie scheduled to air in January 2012. "Ro is also the producer of films "Mustard Seed" and "CarrMell Sunday", which are both in their scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2012. With his upcoming slate of projects in development, this talented and versatile actor/model/producer moves quickly toward the next step of his career's ladder,as well as allowing him opportunity to emerge as Hollywood's "Today's Leading Man".

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Corner 2000 Crime
Will to Live Ray Hargrave 2011 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Full Clip 2004
Jack Squad Tony 2009 Comedy, Drama
4 Minutes Craig 2009 Comedy
Kerberos D'lonzo 2010 Thriller
Champion Road: Arena Grant Monroe 2010
A Beautiful Soul Security / Robber #1 2012 Drama
The Holloway Story Shelton Holloway 2012 Mystery, Thriller
Make It Rain Cobra 2013 Drama
Pastor Shirley Bishop Foley 2013 Comedy
Mysterious Ways Roland 2015
Charm City Jay 2018