VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jasmine Cephas-Jones On Winning Emmy At Same Time As Father
Jasmine Cephas Jones called winning a Emmy the same year as her father a “full circle,” after they made history as the first father-daughter pair to win Emmy Awards in the same year.
“To share it with my dad is pretty amazing, it’s a full circle,” she told uInterview exclusively. “He’s a great father, but also has been kind of a mentor for me in the acting world, and it’s a special moment in time for the both of us.”
Jasmine Cephas Jones, 31, won her Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her work on Quibi’s #FreeRayShawn.
“#FreeRayshawn is about a man who just came back from war and fought for his country and he gets involved in a crime that he did not commit, and barricades himself and his wife [Jones] and his son inside his apartment because they’re being attacked by New Orleans SWAT team basically,” the Hamilton actress explained. “And he uses social media as his last resort and to help him tell his side of the story and hopefully get him and his family out safe.”
Ron Cephas Jones, 63, took home his second-ever Emmy for his guest role on NBC’s This Is Us. He won his first Emmy for the same role in 2018.
“He deserves it all, he works his butt off and has been in the industry a very, very long time,” said Jasmine about her father’s award. “So, I’m just, I’m happy for his second win.”
The actress explained what it was like finding out about her and her father’s wins.
“Well, when I find out I was in Budapest Hungary, very random, it was 3 o’clock in the morning and I was in bed watching the Emmy Awards on my phone,” she said. “I was streaming it, and as soon as I found out I screamed and we opened up a bottle of champagne all in our pajamas, and I facetimed my parents and that’s how we celebrated. My mom was in New York and my dad was in L.A. so were in three different time zones, three different parts of the world. And I think that’s how a lot of people have kind of celebrated big moments in their lives is kind of using technology these days to stay safe.”