His first experience with storytelling occurred when his third grade teacher made him write and recite his experiences of fishing with his grandma Margaret on the weekends
He didn't really grow up around his mom, but he credits two women for raising him: his grandmothers Minerva and Margaret
He played football and ran track in high school and is a massive football fan
He's a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
'Die Hard' and 'Toy Story' were his favorite films
Jenkins made his first feature 'Medicine for Melancholy' in just two weeks for only $13,000
After graduating from FSU, Jenkins landed his first real-world job as an executive's assistant at Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films in Los Angeles
Jenkins grew up in the Liberty Square section of Miami
Jenkins does not storyboard, instead he opts for straightforward shot lists
For Jenkins, filmmaking is all about the process, with his his fave part of the filmmaking process being hands-on production
Jenkins worked as a writer for the HBO series 'The Leftovers'
Jenkins is writing a script based on Colson Whitehead’s bestselling novel ‘The Underground Railroad’
Jenkins's film 'Moonlight' was nominated for eight Academy Awards
The concept for 'Moonlight' was adapted from fellow Florida native and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's 'In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue'
When Talking About 'Moonlight' in an article written by Telegraph, Jenkins expressed, 'But I have to admit, my process with this film has been very privileged.'
Check out the BET Breaks video above to learn more about how Jenkins plans to adapt Colson Whitehead's novel into a series.