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Jimmy Smits A Biographical Summary Essay

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On July 9, 1955, one of the most prominent Hispanic actors was born. His name is Jimmy Smits, a.k.a. Detective Bobby Simone on NYPD Blue. Smits has helped increase the visibility of Hispanics in non-typecast roles on television. He has also made his appearance in several movies, and he lends his support to groups concerning themselves with Hispanic issues.Jimmy Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father came from Surinam, and his mother came from Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his childhood. Smits eventually returned to ...view middle of the document...

A. After that, he attended Cornell to earn an M.A. in theater. As an ambitious young actor, Jimmy's dream was to perfect his craft and work on high-quality projects with high-minded people. In reality, however, he spent his first years in the business playing roles that did not meet his artistic expectations.At that time, many Hispanics and African Americans were not given that much of a chance in acting. Sure, they got parts, but the roles they played were misleading toward their race. After landing a part in L.A. Law in 1986, Smits changed all that. More and more Hispanics were appearing in films and television shows. Soon after Jimmy's debut on L.A. Law, he landed parts in Running Scared, The Believers, Stamp of a Killer, and Glitz in only three years!Then, in 1994, Smits joined the cast of NYPD Blue, a very popular TV series. During his course of his five seasons of NYPD Blue, Smits garnered six Emmy nominations and won a Golden Globe Award. In 1999, after leaving the series (having played out the death of his character), he won the Emmy Award for best actor, drama series. After his contract with the hit television series ended, Smits expressed a desire to produce all-Latino projects in the future.

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