Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones, have made Emmys history as the first father-daughter winners ever.
On Thursday, Jasmine scooped an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama for Quibi’s “#FreeRayshawn.”
Then, Papa Ron came through on Saturday and scooped an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his amazing work on NBC’s hit series, “This Is Us.”
In the backstage press room, Ron Cephas-Jones gushed about the historic moment with his daughter.
As a parent that’s the most fulfilling that I could ever feel at the moment. 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.
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… 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.
Congratulations to these incredible actors on their well-deserved Emmys.