A self-described "entre-tainer," Jamaal Curry is an actor, dancer/choreographer, filmmaker, Hip-Hop artist (stage name: Boss Eagle) and business owner. He is the owner/founder of 8199 Entertainment, a multi-platform brand company that consists of Eagle's Nest Productions (film/TV), 8199 Apparel (clothing & accessories) and 8199 Music Group + 8199 Recordings (music publishing and record label, respectively). He is also the owner and creative director of EpIQ Events, which provides comprehensive and a la carte event services, including: DJ/MC, Floral Design, Photo Booth and Videography, with plans to expand to photography, live music, stand-up comedy and more.
Curry is currently working on his first full-length album entitled The Firebird Album, with plans to release the album later this year. Also in development is an up-beat, stylistic music show that blends elements of Last Call with Carson Daly; Live From Daryl's House; Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (although not a food show, sorry!) and late night talk shows.
Originally from Harvey, Illinois (south of Chicago), and raised by a single mother, Curry believes strongly in the ability to overcome obstacles and the importance of pursuing your dreams. This is evidenced by him resigning from his position at a top university to pursue his long time dream of being an entertainer. His faith in God, the support of his wife and children, and his belief in hard work and dedication are driving factors in this pursuit. And he's not only inspired to achieve his own goals, but also hopes to be an inspiration for others to pursue and achieve theirs as well.