Born and raised on a piece of the land of the Munsee Lenape peoples, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution and station stop on the Underground Railroad better known as Paterson NJ. Jaquair Gillette is an actor, spoken word poet, and artivist. Living a life and career in the arts & entertainment industry and social justice area. Gillette continues to work on social justice issues as one of the co-founders & committee members of the Greenacre Community Gardens/urban farm in his hometown of Paterson. Gillette is a three-time featured poet at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café. Jaquair has performed in poetry cafes and houses across the US from New York City to Los Angeles. Jaquair continues to work in film, television, and theater in projects like Blackissuesissues Blextravaganza at the Public Theater Joe's Pub. Gillette can be seen in projects like Godfather of Harlem, New Amsterdam, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Orange is the New Black, Tommy, and the film 3rd & 4th Chapters in which he co-produced and co-starred through his co-venture The R.E.B.E.L. Experience. The film was recently an official selection at the New York Lift Off Film Fest, Miami Independent Film Festival, Toronto Film magazine Fest, and is currently an award winner at the Cyrus International Film Festival in Toronto. — “Live forever and die free” — Jaquair Gillette
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