Jesse L. Martin Was Ready to Settle For a Dog If a Wife Wasn’t Available
American actor Jesse L. Martin rose to fame from his portrayal of NYPD Detective Ed Green on Law & Order and Captain Joe West on The Flash.
Martin has been in the spotlight for many years. But his excellent skills at keeping his private life under the radar have raised many questions from his fans. Does he have a wife? Is Jesse L. Martin Married? Let's find out.
How Did It Start for Jesse L. Martin?
Martin was born Jesse Lamont Martin Watkins on January 18, 1969, to his father Jesse Reed Watkins and his mother Virginia Prince in Rocky Mount, Virginia.
The Virginia native moved to Buffalo, New Rok when he was in grade school. He enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of Arts, where he graduated with a degree in theatre.
After graduating from university, Martin turned towards acting and started appearing at plays at local theatres and soap operas.
He toured the states with John Houseman's The Acting Company. Then, he landed his first significant role as he started frequently appearing in CBS's Guiding Light.
He made his Broadway debut in Timon of Athens, and his performance led him to recognition from the creators of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent.
Is Jesse L Martin Married?
Martin has been in the industry for over three decades and has starred in one of the longest-running shows in the history of television, Law & Order. However, very little is known about the actor's personal life.
There are no details about him being a married man. He might have had romantic relationships in the past, but we know a little about his dating history.
Some fans speculate he is gay because of his private romantic life. Although he portrayed the role of a gay computer geek, Tom Collins, in the 2005 movie Rent, no rumors have been confirmed by the actor.
In 2011, Martin sat down with his co-stars from Dolphin Tale to talk to PageSix. The interviewer first asked him what "L" in his name stood for.
"Loverboy," joked Martin.
He revealed he is enjoying his singlehood and is busy working on his upcoming projects.
"My life now is out looking for a lady. Failing that, I'm willing to settle for a dog," said the actor when he was asked about his relationships. Then, however, he opened up about being obsessed with finding himself a furry friend instead.