Jimmy Smits is an American actor of movies as well as TV shows who is known for his portrayal of legal and political roles, amongst others; in many TV shows. He is best known for his character of “Bobby Simone” in NYPD Blue, as “Miguel Prado” in Dexter and also as “Matt Santos” in The West Wing. Known for his utterly serious and intense roles, he has also appeared in some soft and light humor characters and has proven that he is a hardworking and equally talented actor. He started his journey as an actor officially from 1984 and with more than 30 years of career, has appeared in over one hundred different shows. He has also been nominated for, or won many prestigious awards including the Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globe Awards, which reflects upon the success that he has received over the years.
Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York of United States of America on the 9th of July, 1955 and was raised in a Roman Catholic family. He was born as the eldest of three children and the only son to father Cornelis Leendert Smits and mother Emilina Smits. He has got mixed ethnicity with his father belonging to Dutch and Suriname decent whereas his mother having got mixed Puerto Rican heritage. He was raised along his younger sisters Diana and Yvonne and was raised for some time in Puerto Rico, as a child. Because of that, he was influenced against the U.S Government’s policy of Navy bombing practices and was even arrested when he was a participant in one of such demonstrations. As a child, he studied at the Thomas Jefferson High School and later graduated from Cornell University in 1982 with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts.
Talking about Smits’s personal life and love affairs, he hasn’t been in a lot of relationships as some might think. Despite a lot of rumors and stories that tend to link him with one woman or another, many of that news have not been considered because of the lack of evidence. He is a married man, and has been divorced once as well. He and his high school girlfriend Barbara Smits wedded in 1981 and after living together for 6 years got divorced in 1987. Although they had two children together: Taina and Joaquin; they couldn’t save their marriage from falling apart. After the divorce, Jimmy was seen dating his partner and current wife Wanda De Jesus; although many say that they are not married yet. The couple lives in Los Angeles and till now, don’t have any children. If there was any news stating him to be sexually gay it is just a hoax.
Jimmy is not the most attractive of men, and it can be said that despite his good physique, figure, face or height, it is his talent and acting skills that has sustained him in the industry And not just sustained but he has been a success; especially with all his work, fans and rewards that he has achieved, you can say that he has had a bit of luck to himself. Also, he has earned a lot of fame and money, and his recent net worth value of 25 million US dollars is a proof of that. Having joined social media sites to connect with his fans, you can find his latest posts, activities, pictures (shirtless) and videos, along with his biography in sites like Wikipedia.