Edson Jean was born in West Palm Beach and raised in Delray Beach, Florida. He is is an emerging Haitian-American actor/writer/director, upon graduating high school, he moved to Miami to study theatre at New World School of the Arts.
Jean wrote, directed, and starred in The Adventures of Edson Jean (2013), which aired on HBO/HBOGO, he also appeared in Ballers (2015), War Dogs (2016), and the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016). His latest work “Grown” (2018) alongside Maria Corina Ramirez and Josh Jean-Baptise, is Complex's first scripted series. It follows the life of two Haitian-Americans misadventure-filled journey to define manhood in the city of Miami.