Born in Dallas, TX, Jesse Plemons received an early start as an actor, making his debut at age three in a Coca-Cola commercial. His Texas charm helped him land the role, and would shape the early part of his career all the way through to his breakout role in the Emmy® Award winning Friday Night Lights. Cast as “Landry Clarke,” Plemons was a fan favorite on the show throughout its five seasons.
Following the conclusion of Friday Night Lights, Plemons appeared in a number of films, including a role in the epic action film Battleship (2012), which was written specifically for him. Additionally, he was cast in the final season of the acclaimed AMC series Breaking Bad, in which he played “Todd Alquist” and was recognized by IGN as ‘2013’s Best TV Villian.’ He also appeared opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically lauded drama The Master (2012).
Plemons can most recently be seen in a supporting role in the Tommy Lee Jones-directed film The Homesman and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge. Upcoming, he will appear as “Floyd Landis” in Stephen Frears’ cycling film Icon and as “Kevin Weeks” in the Whitey Bulger film Black Mass, opposite Johnny Depp. He just finished filming St. James Place, Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama, and stars in the second installment of the critically-acclaimed and Emmy and Golden Globe® Award-winning FX limited series Fargo.