|Born||in Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
|Birth Name||Jerome Curtis Brooks Jr.|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Actor, Author, Ro Brooks, born Jerome Curtis Brooks Jr. grew up in West Baltimore. Ro's natural acting ability was cultivated by his Grandmother and Great Aunt, who would encourage Ro and his three older sisters to perform dance and musical routines for them by throwing change at their feet. During his younger years, Ro began developing his musical prowess by rapping and dancing at local talent shows and events. While attending Walbrook High School, Ro's early success would begin when he got together with a group of friends and formed the rap group, Twice As Nice. The group would win 1st place at a local talent show that would earn them a spot on the bill at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater for a taping on "Showtime at the Apollo". They would make history by becoming the first rap group to win on "Amateur Night". A few years later, Ro landed his first role as an extra in the feature film "Meteor Man", directed by Robert Townsend. He has gone on to work with other acclaimed directors such as, Michael Bay, Fab 5 Freddy, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann and Tyler Perry just to name a few.
Ro has worked on numerous films, commercials and television shows including: (Film) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, A Beautiful Soul and Squatters; (Television) HBO's critically acclaimed The Wire, FX's Sons of Anarchy, Showtime's Shameless, FOX's Brooklyn Nine Nine and 24, CBS's CSI New York, El Rey's Matador and many more; (Commercial) Toyota Avalon Commercial Campaign starring opposite International Actor Idris Elba.
With an extensive background in music, Ro welcomed the opportunity to return to his musical roots while integrating and expanding on his acting talents to include music videos, working with such artist as: P. Diddy, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, TI, Jill Scott, Young Jeezy, Snoop Dog, Shyne, Lil Mo, Syleena Johnson and Master P just to name a few.
Having escaped the trappings of the inner city, Ro felt compelled to reach out to his family members, friends and those in his community who were incarcerated. As a direct result, he founded The Hook Up- Music Magazine. It's mission was created to provide inspirational messages to inmates in correctional institutions across the country, while simultaneously reassuring them that they are not forgotten by incorporating a Pen Pal service into the magazine.
Ro Brooks was awarded the "2017 Humanitarian Award of the Year". He shows his support in the fight against HIV by joining CDC's "Doing It" campaign to help bring awareness to teens across America to the rapidly spreading illness. Ro Brooks joins cast of "Medinah", the middle eastern Sci/Fi drama television series set in Doha, Qatar. Slated to release Winter 2017. Ro is known for his dramatically compelling role on OWN's- Tyler Perry's, hit drama series "The Haves and the Have Nots". He recently had the pleasure of working on BET's, history breaking, three night mini-series, "The New Edition Story". Ro Brooks moves quickly towards being one of Hollywood's Leading Men.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ro Brooks