Known to many fans as Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed series The Wire, actor Jamie Hector began learning his craft in high school, performing with a community theater group. Later, in college, Hector began scoring paid gigs, like minor appearances on Law & Order and New York Undercover. Soon he was picking up more prominent roles in films like Ghost Dog and was cast in The Wire. A short time later, he took up a recurring role on the series Heroes, and in the 2008 film Max Payne.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Youngest of seven siblings born to Haitian parents in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
- Trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.
- Discovered by The Wire creator David Simon after seeing his performance in the movie Five Deep Breaths.
- Founded the non-profit Moving Mountains with co-star Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, dedicated to fostering the arts and improving connections to creative industries for disadvantaged urban youth.