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At age 12, JimMyron Ross was discovered at a Boys and Girls Club in Canton, Miss., and cast -- along with a slew of other unknown local actors -- in Ballast (2008), Lance Hammer's award-winning drama about a struggling family in the Mississippi Delta. For his portrayal of a young troublemaker named James, Ross -- who notes that he was cast against type -- received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
JimMyron Ross in Ballast


2008 NR

In a small Mississippi Delta township, one of the poorest places in the rich nation of America, a single mother struggles to provide for herself and her son. Their fragile lives are tragically ripped apart when an extreme act of violence occurs. Michael J. Smith Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs and Johnny McPhail star in this lyrical drama (nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature) that explores long-standing conflicts and the meaning of family.