Jamie Hector is an African American actor of Haitian descent who is best known for his portrayal as Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire. Hector initially appeared as a recurring guest star in the third season and joined the starring cast for the fourth season onwards.
Jamie began acting immediately after high school when he auditioned for a community theater co. Jamie then enrolled in college while he continued to audition and book roles on New York Undercover, Third Watch, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Beat, and Oz. His film work dates back to Spike Lee’s Clockers. From there he went on to appear in He Got Game, Ghost Dog, Prison Song, Everyday People and Paid in Full. Jamie attributes a defining moment in his career to the short film Five Deep Breaths directed by Seith Mann. With Jamie in the lead role Five Deep Breaths was an Official Selection of the Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and IFP Film Festivals; it went on to accumulate 16 awards. He is currently working in the film Blackout with Melvin Van Peebles and Jeffrey Wright.
Personal life Edit
According to the Q&A WITH THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM OF THE WIRE Special Feature from Disc Five of the Season 3 DVD Boxset of The Wire (approximately 40 to 42 minutes in) Jamie mentors children. He teaches them martial arts and drama, counsels them and checks whether they attend school.