JESSE PLEMONS (Sheriff Downing) received an early start as an actor, making his
debut at age three in a Coca-Cola commercial. His Texas charm helped him land
the role and would shape the early part of his career all the way to his
breakout role in Friday Night Lights. Cast as Landry Clarke, Plemons was a fan
favorite on the Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that followed the Dillon
Panthers, a fictional Texas high school football team.
Following the conclusion of Friday Night Lights, Plemons appeared in a number of
films, including a role in the epic action film Battleship (2012) that was
written specifically for him. Additionally, he was cast in the final season of
the acclaimed show Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008-2013). There, Plemons played Todd
Alquist and was recognized by IGN as 2013's Best TV Villain. He appeared
opposite the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson's critically
lauded drama The Master (2012).
In 2015, he appeared as Kevin Weeks in Black Mass, the Whitey Bulger biopic
opposite Johnny Depp; Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama Bridge of Spies; as
Floyd Landis in Stephen Frears' cycling film The Program; as well as in season
two of the Golden Globe Award-winning show Fargo, for which he was nominated for
a Primetime Emmy Award and won a Critics' Choice Award. Recent film credits
include Other People and The Discovery, a sci-fi film also starring Riley Keough,
Rooney Mara, Jason Segel and Robert Redford. He recently finished shooting Scott
Cooper's Hostiles with Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi and Christian Bale.
He just wrapped Game Night starring opposite Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in
the New Line Cinema comedy. Currently, he is shooting Spielberg's The Papers
with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.