Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis wins local Caribbean arts award

Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, who starred in the epic movie “Toussaint L’Ouverture,” won the Excellence in the Arts prize from the Caribbean American Heritage Awards, which celebrates the contributions Caribbean immigrants have made to the United States.

“Jimmy Jean-Louis received the award for his humanitarian accomplishments as well as his professional accomplishments,” said Melissa Williams, spokeswoman for the Institute of Caribbean Studies, which is based in D.C. and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary during a gala attended by about 500 people at the J.W. Marriott. via Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis



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