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Biography of MJJ AA Founder Marc John Jefferies - MarcJohnJ.com

Marc John Jefferies continuously reaches heights that once were only figments of his imagination. As an inner-city youth of the Bronx, NY, Jefferies could easily have become a product of his environment, but instead he rose to become a pillar in his community. Jefferies went on to have a successful career as an actor in major motion pictures and work alongside icons such as Oscar award winning Halle Berry, Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy, and Emmy award winning Ellen DeGeneres.

Most recently, Jefferies has reunited with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in the second season of Starz hit show Power, playing the recurring role of Q Dubs the new leader of the RSK. He also worked alongside Keke Palmer and Cory Hardrict in an upcoming, highly-anticipated, film called Brotherly Love in theaters April 2015. With great momentum, Jefferies has also signed on for a few new feature films. One of which he joins the cast of the film Chapter and Verse with Omari Hardwick and filming with co-stars Tyson Beckford in Supermodel. Expanding his resume, Jefferies is going behind the camera and producing his own show, called South Brooklyn.
Jefferies landed his biggest role at the age of four as the title character in the 1995 drama Losing Isaiah. Not long after appearing in the renowned sitcom The Cosby Show, he became the child spokesperson for PeoplePC. Jefferies’ talents landed him numerous roles in prominent films at a young age, which included The Haunted Mansion, Stuart Little 2, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Spider-Man 2 and Brown Sugar. Other than acting, Jefferies has also done voice-overs in the films Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc.
Jefferies' portrayal of a young Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson in Get Rich or Die Tryin’ gained him even more recognition. He was later cast to depict rapper Lil' Cease in the 2009 biopic feature Notorious. Jefferies’ also played Rembrandt in the feature film Big Mommas:  Like Father Like Son.
Furthermore, Jefferies found success on television. Among his best-known roles, is that he played of ‘Derrick Mitchell’ in the NBC sitcom The Tracy Morgan Show and as ‘Darius’ on the hit HBO drama series Treme. Jefferies showcases his talents in a number of hit TV dramas which include: the third season of HBO’s mega hit drama Dexter, where Jefferies played a recurring guest star role as Wendell; Law and Order: Special Victims Unit a couple of times; guest appearance in NYC 22 and his role in Cartoon Network’s movie production entitled Contest, which explored the issues surrounding and effects of bullying. Jefferies would later go on to work together with co-stars Common and Megan Goode in the film L.U.V.
Aside from film and television, Jefferies started his own acting academy to mentor and help coach students to refine their craft. Jefferies is loaded with insightful tips and advice from his personal experiences as well received advice from mentors Denzel Washington, Bill Cosby and others. Despite a demanding schedule, giving back to his community is a must. He frequently speaks to at-risk youth. Motivating his audiences with his story of hope, tolerance and action, Jefferies encourages them to become the fire that ignites change.

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