|Born||in Carmel Valley, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Jesse Eden Metcalfe|
|Height||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Award-winning actor and producer Jesse Metcalfe was born in Northern California's Carmel Valley.
Raised in Waterford, Connecticut, as an only child, Jesse's family relocated time and again. He attended three different elementary schools: Cohanzie, Quaker Hill and Oswegatchie Schools as well as Clark Lane Junior High School. An extraordinary visual artist in high school, his life-like pencil drawings and paintings were exhibited at the renowned Lyman Allyn Art Museum.
After aspiring to, and achieving middle class status and financial security, Jesse's mother Nancy and stepfather Scott encouraged Jesse to attend The Williams School, a prep-school for gifted students situated on the Connecticut College campus in New London. There Jesse excelled, receiving a fist rate education, which led to being accepted to New York University.
In 1995 Jesse was discovered and signed with a major modeling agency. He began splitting his time between Connecticut and Manhattan. The work ethic Jesse learned from his parents served him well helping him juggle his studies and demanding modeling career.
Jesse fell in love New York City, where he worked regularly with Seventeen and YM Magazines, and many high-end brand campaigns. His modeling career would last through his Junior year in college, and would introduce him to Europe, participating in Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks and would ultimately lead to being discovered as an actor.
In a life-changing experience, he was discovered yet again, at an open call for the daytime NBC television show, Passions. After being chosen to play Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the hit, cult-classic soap, he left NYU for sunny California where he later gained widespread attention as John Rowland in Desperate Housewives.
Television credits include Passions (NBC), Desperate Housewives (ABC), Dallas (TNT) and Smallville (WB) among countless others.
Film credits include John Tucker Must Die (20th Century Fox), The Other End of The Line (MGM), God's Not Dead, Fortress (Lionsgate), The Latin From Manhattan (Doom Inc.) and the soon to be released On A Wing And A Prayer (Amazon Studios.)
Awards and nominations include a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in an ensemble in Desperate Housewives (2005), Teen Choice Award Nomination for Desperate Housewives and a Soap Opera Digest Award for Passions.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Espada PR