BROCKTON — When Brockton-native Jean Elie stepped off the plane in Los Angeles, he had $1,000 to his name and nowhere to live. But his determination to chase his dream of becoming an actor overrode any logistical problem. Six months later, the Brockton High School and Johnson & Wales University graduate had earned entry into the coveted Screen Actors Guild, had signed with an agent, and was getting steady work in commercials. “I did background on the movie Project X and the n
The first time I met up-and-coming actor Jean Elie two years ago, I corrected him on the pronunciation of his own name. “It’s zhon! Aye-lee! It’s important!” It’s especially important when you’ve got big plans to see your name in lights. Jean moved to Los Angeles with only $1000 and an uncertain housing situation. He got a day job and within 6 months he booked work on the film Project X, a Nike commercial as a stunt double, got his SAG card, and then it was off to the races.
A short film inspired by “The Reivers,” a William Faulkner novel that some referred to as the author’s own “Huckleberry Finn,” check out the new short film below from writer/director Drue Metz, titled “A Gentleman Always,” which stars Jean Elie and Myles Cranford, in a story about a son (Lucius) laboring to come to terms with what it means to be a man. #imdb #actor #producer #socialmedia #urbanworldfilmfestival #uw20 #mylescanford #Jeanelie #bet #director #premiere #Variety
Actor Jean Elie is the definition of a go-getter.
Bored with his Business Management degree and passionate about an acting career, he quit his day job and hopped a one-way flight to Los Angeles with a little cash. Let’s just say it was the best decision he ever made.
He’s talented, intelligent, driven, and very easy on the eyes -- the perfect combination. Ladies, see why Jean’s female fan base is growing fast! #imdb #celebrity #actor #producer #urbanworldfilmfestival #ess