Jimmy Smits Overview

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Born: July 09, 1955

Better known for his TV work than his film credits, Jimmy Smits was born to a silk-screen plant manager in Brooklyn, NY. The son of a Puerto Rican mother and a Surinam father, Smits went to Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, where he soon gave up football to concentrate on drama. After high school, Smits majored in education at Brooklyn College. He decided to further his studies in acting and went to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY to major in theater. In New York, he worked as a... See All

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