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Overview (4)

Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameJesse Lon Plemons
Nickname Meth Damon
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jesse Lon Plemons is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor and achieved a career breakthrough with his major role as Landry Clarke in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2006-2011). He subsequently portrayed Todd Alquist in season 5 of the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2012-2013) and its sequel film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019). For his role as Ed Blumquist in season 2 of the FX anthology series Fargo (2015), he received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination and won a Critics' Choice Television Award. He received a second Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Robert Daly in "USS Callister", an episode of the Netflix anthology series Black Mirror (2017).

Plemons has appeared in supporting roles in several films including The Master (2012), The Homesman (2014), Black Mass, Bridge of Spies (both 2015), Game Night, Vice (both 2018), The Irishman (2019), Judas and the Black Messiah, Jungle Cruise, and The Power of the Dog (all in 2021). He starred in the psychological thriller film I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020). He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his role as David Mulcahey in Other People (2016). For his performance in The Power of the Dog, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bonitao

Family (4)

Spouse Kirsten Dunst (2 July 2022 - present)  (2 children)
Children Plemons, Ennis Howard
Parents Plemons (Cason), Lisa Beth
Plemons, Jim Bob
Relatives Plemons, Jill (sibling)

Trivia (13)

Close friends with his Friday Night Lights (2006) costars Taylor Kitsch, Zach Gilford, and Kyle Chandler.
The only main cast member of Friday Night Lights (2006) to have played football in real life.
He is a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of early Texas settler Emily Margaret Brown Austin, the sister of Stephen F. Austin, known as the "Father of Texas," who colonized Texas in the early 1800s. The city of Austin is named after Stephen.
In Cold Case (2003) (Cold Case: The Long Blue Line (2009) and Cold Case: Into the Blue (2009)), he played a military cadet nicknamed Rihanna. Years later, he starred in Battleship (2012) with Rihanna herself.
He resembles Matt Damon and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He played a younger version of Damon's character in All the Pretty Horses (2000) and Hoffman's son in The Master (2012). Due to this resemblance he was also called "Meth Damon" during his role on Breaking Bad (2008) by the fanbase.
Aside from acting Plemons also sang in the alternative folk-rock band Cowboy and Indian together with Daniel James and Jazz Mills.
Was considered by J.J. Abrams for the lead in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) which went to John Boyega.
Attended acting classes at Dallas Young Actors Studio in Dallas, Texas.
He is of English, and some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Swiss-German, ancestry.
Became engaged to Kirsten Dunst in January 2017, later confirmed to the public in the summer 2017.
As of 2022, he has been in six films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: Bridge of Spies (2015), The Post (2017), Vice (2018),The Irishman (2019), Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) and The Power of the Dog (2021).
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas in March 2016.
Has a son with Kirsten Dunst. Ennis Howard Plemons was born Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Personal Quotes (2)

I grew up half the time in a small town called Mart, Texas, and half the time in L.A., because I was acting. My high school was crazy about football.
I sing a little bit. I got a guitar for my 16th birthday.

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