Congratulations Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones! The father-daughter duo is the first to win Emmy awards together in the same year.
Jasmine Cephas Jones took home an award at the Creative Arts Emmys and just three days later, Ron Cephas Jones joined his daughter with his own win! This has made them the first-ever father-daughter winners in the same year.
Jasmine won her first Emmy for outstanding actress in a short-form comedy or drama series for her role on Quibi’s #FreeRayshawn. On Saturday, Ron earned his second guest acting Emmy for his role on This is Us.
Ron shared his excitement for his daughter’s win from the virtual backstage press room. “As a parent that’s the most fulfilling that I could ever feel at the moment,” Ron said, according to Deadline.
“Winning another Emmy is the icing on the cake, but to see my daughter progress and move into this place where she’s earned an Emmy is beyond words and I tear up every time I think about it to be honest with you.”
He continued, “To see my daughter become healthy and happy, that’s a parent’s dream.”
“We always focused on the work ever since she was a little girl, and coming from the theater it’s always been about trying to do good work…when you do what you want to do and you’re happy and you’re healthy that’s the win in itself,” Ron said.
“When we found out she was nominated, I was expressing to her that’s the win in itself when your work gets acknowledged and the win itself is the icing on the cake that keeps you humble and keeps you hungry,” he added.