Hailed by Variety, Indiewire and The Wrap as an exciting breakout star, Jacob Latimore is quickly emerging as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation.
Recently Latimore drew strong critical acclaim for his star turn as Bo in 2016 Sundance Film Festival favorite SLEIGHT, directed by JD Dillard. Praising his natural charisma and ability to successfully operate in the realms of drama, romance, comedy and action, multiple publications named Latimore as one of Sundance’s most talented emerging stars. “Sleight” was acquired at the festival by WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions, who will be releasing the film in theaters across the country in April 2017.
Hot on the heels of Sundance 2016, Latimore was cast in “Collateral Beauty,” directed by Oscar-winner David Frankel, and starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris and Oscar-winners Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren. “Collateral Beauty” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures in December 2016.
Latimore was featured in two of 2014’s biggest box office smash hits, co-starring as Ramon in Universal Pictures’ RIDE ALONG starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and John Leguizamo, and in a supporting role in 20th Century Fox’s dystopian sci-fi thriller “The Maze Runner.” In 2013, Latimore starred as Langston in Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity” working with a superstar cast featuring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Nas. Latimore made his feature film debut in a lead role in Magnet Releasing’s 2010 post-apocalyptic thriller “Vanishing on 7th Street” starring Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo.
Latimore was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.