Jeremy Meeks (born February 7, 1984) is an American convicted felon, former member of the Crips, and current fashion model. Meeks first came to prominence after his arrest in 2014 during a gang sweep called Operation Ceasefire in Stockton, California, after which police posted his mug shot on Facebook and it went viral. Meeks was convicted of federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and grand theft. Upon his release from Mendota Federal Correctional Institution in March 2016, Meeks began a modeling career.
Meeks was born in Washington on February 7, 1984, and is the son of Katherine Angier and brother of Emery Meeks.
In 2002, Meeks was charged with robbery and corporal injury to a child. Meeks had violently assaulted a 16-year-old boy when he was 18. After making a plea deal, he was sentenced to serve two years in a California prison. During this time he admitted that he was a member of the North Side Gangster Crips.