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Jermaine Huggy Hopkins Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, born on 23 August 1973, is an American actor who became famous for his roles in the movies “Lean on Me” and “Juice”.
So how much is Hopkins’ net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $10 million acquired from his years as an actor which began in the late ‘80s.
Jermaine Huggy Hopkins Net Worth $10 million
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Hopkins started his acting career at a very young age. When he was only 14 years old, he and his mother went to New York to audition for a new film called “Lean on Me”. The two stood in line for hours and already gave up because of the long line of kids who also want to audition for the role he was applying for too. Fortunately, before they decided to leave, one of the writers of the show saw him and his unique looks and decided to take him straight to the director.
Hopkins was able to book the job and became part of the film along with veteran actor Morgan Freeman, playing the role of Thomas “Sams” Samms, a misguided high school student who was also abusing drugs. His performance in the movie was praised by many critics and fans and led to more acting opportunities for him even as a teen. His first movie not only welcomed him to the world of Hollywood, but also started his net worth.
After the success of “Lean on Me”, Hopkins then starred in a new movie entitled “Juice”. The movie once again made waves with its ensemble of cast with Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and Doctor Dre. The movie focuses on the lives of four youths and their day-to-day life in Harlem. Hopkins once again surprised the fans with his performance as Eric “Steel” Thurman.
The feats of Hopkins’ first two films led to more opportunities in both movie and television. In 1993, he became part of the film “Strapped” released through HBO and directed by actor Forest Whitaker. He also spent a lot of time on television where he made a number of guest appearances including in the shows “Murder One”, “The Parent ‘Hood” and “Moesha”. His net worth rose steadily.
During the late 1990’s Hopkins came back to film and became the lead actor in the comedy beach film “Phat Beach”, which was then followed with more movies including “Bullet”, “Riot” and “How to Be a Player”. He also worked with the Wayans brothers in their television series “The Wayans Bros”. His various projects in both film and television also helped in his net worth.
After the ‘90’s, Hopkins became less active, but still starred in various projects. Some of his late films in the 2000s have included “Urban Massacre”, “I Wish I Had a House Like This”, “Cash Rules” and “Zoo”.
In 2011, Hopkins made headlines when he was arrested for attempting to purchase from an undercover cop, 200 pounds of marijuana. Found guilty, his original sentence of five years in jail was reduced to 30 days in jail and three years probation.
In terms of his personal life, Hopkins is married to Renee and together they have three children.