It’s not uncommon for athletes to change their career and trade the spotlight of a stadium for the spotlight in a studio. Some of the most notable names were major stars in football and professional wrestling before cementing their place in Hollywood. Likewise, actor and stunt performer Jejuan Smith started as a star athlete.
Jejuan Smith hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Even at a young age, his athleticism was evident as he excelled in not one but two sports. Making the waves with his football and basketball talents, Jejuan earned him scholarships from both sports. Ultimately, he decided to take up a football scholarship.
At sixteen, Jejuan’s figure had developed significantly, and he decided to have a go at modeling. From there, he would build a modeling career by partnering with a local clothing line. Eventually, Jejuan was noticed and got the opportunity to feature in many music videos, opening the door to a career in the entertainment industry.
Jejuan started as a background in several shows like Drop Dead Diva. It didn’t take long before he stepped up his career. With an extraordinary physique, Jejuan received offers that saw him work as a stunt double for films like Sleepless Nights, AtlantaFX series, and the Marvel movie Ant-Man.
From there, he grew interested in filmmaking. Jejuan started writing and directing films. Jejuan would make his debut with his film titled “Walk a Mile: Story of Josiah” in 2016. The film revolves around Jejuan’s character, Josiah, a highly recruited high school athlete with a bright future. Josiah is conflicted with figuring out if he wants to continue his career or to stay involved with a group of friends with a dangerous lifestyle. The film was released by Jejuan’s own production company called JSPRODUCTIONSGROUP and instantly hit off with critics and audiences praising his work. The film would even win three film festival awards. Since then, Jejuan would appear on a Christmas film by BET titled “T’was the Chaos Before Christmas,” which put him alongside actress Sherri Shepherd and several other big names.
Jejuan Smith started with being a stand-in for actors like Morris Chestnut, TI, Tyler James Williams, Michael Ealy, Donald Glover, and many more. Since then, he has become a successful actor, director, and writer. Outside of the entertainment industry, Jejuan is working on the branding of water and wine design products through JSPRODUCTIONSGROUP. He is set to be starting his water firm soon.
Regarding his modeling career, Jejuan models for Fashion Nova Men and other top brands. He is an attendee of New York fashion. Jejuan has exhibited his talents as a model in the men’s & women’s fashion week and features in several fashion magazines.
With so many ventures in his career, Jejuan Smith has only just begun. He hopes to use his platform to inspire the next generation of future models and actors/actresses.