Jefferson White: From High School to Hollywood


Video created by Tyler Niehaus, Arnie Galvan, Max Shady, Sam Stoner, Jake Coon, and Tyler Stine in the 2019 Video Documentary J-term class

Jefferson White (2008) made a name for himself as a part of the speech team, choir, chess club, and theater department. He acted in many plays and musicals in both school and community theater. Jeff, as he was known in high school, won the All-State banner for his group improv performance in 2007, and scored major roles in Theatre Cedar Rapids shows of “West Side Story” and “Treasure Island.”

White has appeared in many television shows, such as “House Of Cards,” “Yellowstone,” “Law And Order,” “Blue Bloods,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” and “The Americans.”

White went to college at Iowa State University and later apprenticed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, but often films on location.

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