The television series Def Comedy Jam has seen many stars emerge from it, one of these stars is JB Smoove, an American comedian, writer, director, producer, actor, and voice actor who is also known for playing the character of Leon in Curb Your Enthusiasm, an HBO comedy series.
Over the years, Smoove has built an impressive career as an actor with many films and TV series to show what a good actor he is. What most people don’t know, however, is that this man, who started acting back in 1995, started out as a dancer. Perhaps you will appreciate him, even more, when you learn more about his background.
J B Smoove’s Bio
JB Smoove, as he is popularly known, also known as Jerry Angelo Brooks, was born in Plymouth, North Carolina in 1963 on December 16, 1963, the eldest of three children in the Floyd Brooks family – father and Elizabeth Brooks – mother. As a toddler, he spent most of his time in Mount Vernon, New York, before spending much time with his mother’s relatives in Plymouth. His father sadly died when he was about 15 years old.
JB attended and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1983 before continuing his education at Norfolk State University in Virginia, where he decided to study engineering and graphic design.
As a young man who appreciated hard work and had no time to waste, JB Smoove earned money as a perfumer in a perfume factory, sold fire extinguishers, and also worked at Mrs. G’s T’s, a t-shirt branding store where he branded and sold printed t-shirts made to order. Anyone who saw JB back then would probably conclude that he made his living by building and running several of his own business outfits, but few would suspect that he had a greater affinity for entertainment unless he was given a second look at his cheerful disposition when dealing with customers. Nevertheless, JB Smoove did not venture directly into acting but danced at first.
JB began his now burgeoning entertainment career as a dancer with a hip-hop group – J. Smoove, before moving on to acting and making it big with a recurring role on The Lyricist Lounge Show, which aired on MTV. This was followed by other roles in The Lyricist Lounge Show, Premium Blend, Pootie Tang; his first major feature film, Mr. Deeds, in which he starred with Adam Sandler. This was followed by appearances in Saturday Night Live (2003-2005), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2004-2013), Comics Unleashed (2007-2011), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007-today), Transformers: Cyberverse (2018, Jazz (voice)), and a number of other notable works.
Who is JB Smoove’s Wife, Shahidah Omar? His Daughter and Family
In marriage, and probably in most other areas of family life, JB Smoove and his wife Shahidah Omar are an inspiration to many single adults in the American entertainment industry and a role model for most married celebrities to tailor their marriage to. The power couple has been married since 2007, and there are no signs or rumors of squabbling in their home.
Shahidah Omar, who was born on December 16, 1965, in Plymouth, North Carolina, is an acclaimed American actress and singer known for acting roles such as Graduation Night, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and The Arsenio Hall Show. With her spectacular voice, she has performed songs like “Stop The War”, “What About The Living” and “People Of The World”. Apart from being a singer, Shahidah is also a music producer and has a studio called Hot Pink Studios where she produces songs, she also dances and occasionally does modeling jobs.
She stands at a height that is expected to be between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches, which by all standards is not bad for her personality. Her other body measurements have not been taken, but even without having a figure at hand, one would agree that Omar is a beautiful and well-shaped woman. When we have received these, we will inform you.
The connection between JB Smoove and his wife Shahidah Omar has been a peaceful one since it became known after their marriage in 2007. They are parents of a child, a girl who’s name we have received as Jerrica Brooks.