Born in New York, Jamal Thomas was always attracted to the stage. He began acting at age 8 and continued to star in young theater productions throughout his youth. Although he took a hiatus from performing on stage during high school to focus on his soccer career, the desire to act still burned within him. It was while studying and playing varsity soccer at Wake Forest University, that he rediscovered his love of the stage.
After graduating from college he immersed himself in the entertainment world, first behind the camera and then getting his first break auditioning and getting a callback for a role in the David Anspaugh soccer biopic “The Game Of Their Lives”. Spurred to continue his training, he has worked and studied with the likes of Austin Pendleton, Mercedes Ruehl, Tony Plana, Ken Lerner, Charles Weldon, and Richie Keen.
He has appeared on hit shows like Billions(Showtime), The Blacklist(NBC), Grey’s Anatomy(ABC), Blue Bloods(CBS), and Law & Order:LA(NBC).