Jesse Plemons received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series in the 68th Emmy Awards for playing local Minnesota butcher Ed Blumquist on FX’s anthology series ‘Fargo.’
Plemons is an American actor who is also known for roles in the NBC drama series ‘Friday Night Lights,’ where he played Landry Clarke and in AMC’s crime drama series ‘Breaking Bad,’ in which he appeared as Todd Alquist.
He has also appeared in various roles in a number of movies that included ‘Like Mike,’ ‘Battleship,’ ‘Black Mass,’ and ‘The Master.’
He was born to Lisa Beth and Jim Bob Plemons on April 2, 1988, in Dallas, Texas. He is also related to Stephen F. Austin, known as the ‘Father of Texas,’ through Emily Margaret Brown Austin, who was Plemons’ five times great grandmother, the IMDb reported.
Plemons earned his high school diploma through a distance learning program at the ‘Texas Tech University Independent School District.’ He also attended schools in Mart, Texas, where he actively participated in football.
“I grew up half the time in a small town called Mart, Texas, and half the time in L.A., because I was acting. My high school was crazy about football,” he said.
He got his first break at the age of three and a half years in a Coca-Cola advertisement. In 1998, he first bagged a role in a movie titled ‘Finding North.’ He has also made appearance in popular series like ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’
In a report by the Hollywood Reporter, Jesse Plemons said that showrunner Noah Hawley compared his character Ed with a cow, which helped Plemons gain an insight into Ed’s personality.
“One of the first questions I had for Noah about the script was about some of his words describing Ed,” he said. “He described him as being almost like a cow. I was slightly confused by that and wanted to hear exactly what he meant by that. He said that, in the animal kingdom, that’s where Ed would fall. …”
He added, “I got to visit a few butcher shops in Austin and one in L.A., and if you’re working with meat and eating a lot of meat, you might be [overweight]. It was something I was thinking about, and he has moments later on, where I realized a male cow is a bull. So there still are these primal reactions when it comes to protecting what’s yours. But at his core, he’s a peaceful guy who just wants to find a nice pasture and spend all his days there.”