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Charismatic television and film actor Terrence 'J' Jenkins is the new co-anchor of E! News alongside Giuliana Rancic. No stranger to hosting, Jenkins was the co-host for seven years on BET's 106 & Park, the longest-running music countdown show in history.
Jenkins recently joined the cast of Fox Searchlight's upcoming feature Baggage Claim, starring alongside Paula Patton, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, and Christina Milian. In early 2012, he starred in the box office hit Think Like a Man alongside Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Hart. Jenkins was also recently seen in the remake of Sparkle, alongside Jordan Sparks, Mike Epps, CeeLo Green and the late Whitney Houston.
Up next, Jenkins will appear alongside Chris Brown, Josh Holloway and Josh Peck in Battle of the Year: The Dream Continues, which centers on an American dance crew headed to France to compete at the Battle of the Year International Championships. Other film credits include Burlesque alongside Cher and Christina Aguilera and Stomp the Yard 2. His TV credits include a recurring role on the hit BET's series The Game and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.
Outside of his acting career, Jenkins serves as Vice President of Crown Life branding in addition to being an Ambassador for Crown Royal Whiskey. He has played a key role in helping to promote Crown Royal's "Safe Rides Program," in which pre-paid taxi voucher cards are distributed to patrons at select The Crown Life events across the country. His other philanthropic efforts include being a spokesperson for Ronald McDonald's House Charities Future Achievers Scholarship Campaign, a mentor with Steve Harvey's Disney Dreamers Academy and an avid supporter of the Newark, New Jersey Boys and Girls Club.
Originally born in New York, Jenkins spent his childhood years in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from North Carolina A&T University and is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.