Jesse Plemons

Active - 1999 - Present  |   Born - Apr 2, 1988 in Dallas, Texas, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Sports & Recreation

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Actor Jesse Plemons began his career at the age of ten, appearing in the movie Finding North. He continued to slowly but surely gain experience throughout his early teens, picking up small roles in movies like All the Pretty Horses and Varsity Blues, as well as appearing on shows like CSI and Grey's Anatomy. In 2006, he was cast in the role of Landry Clarke on the TV series Friday Night Lights, a show based on the movie of the same name, about a small town in Texas where high-school football is among the most important things in life. During his run on that show he appeared in the big-screen black comedy Observe and Report. After Friday Night Lights ended its run, he appeared in a couple of films, but was in a pair of high profile releases in 2012, Battleship, and the Paul Thomas Anderson drama The Master.

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  • Movie career began at age 10 with 1999's Finding North and Varsity Blues.
  • Résumé includes TV appearances on Judging Amy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Grey's Anatomy.
  • Received his G.E.D. at the age of 16 and graduated three years later through a distance-learning program offered by Texas Tech University High School.
  • While initially used as comic relief on the critically acclaimed football drama Friday Night Lights, he proved worthy of earning meatier story lines for his featured character, Landry Clarke.