Jimmy smits

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What I Know Now: Jimmy Smits Talks About How He Learned to Embrace His Heritage Jimmy Smits, East New York, New York Neighborhoods, Nypd Blue, Life Happens, Frying Pan, Apple News, Frying, The Fire

What I Know Now: Jimmy Smits Talks About How He Learned to Embrace His Heritage — People

Jimmy Smits has come a long way from the tough New York City neighborhoods where he grew up. Born to mom Emelina, a nurse, and dad Cornelis, a manufacturing supervisor, Smits moved with his family to the South Bronx and all over Brooklyn. “It was pretty rough,” he says of the East New York neighborhood where he went to high school. But perhaps the most pivotal moment of his life happened when he was 10 and his family moved to Puerto Rico. “It was like out of the frying pan, into the fire,”…

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