Netflix’s hit new series Hollywood paints us a picture of a post-World War II L.A., where a group of aspiring creatives is trying to land their big break. Among the characters in Hollywood, star Jeremy Pope plays the role of screenwriter Archie Coleman. For Floridian viewers, Pope might be of particular interest as an Orlando native, because let’s be honest, it’s always cool to see a hometown hero make it on the big screen. Here are 6 things you may not have known about Jeremy Pope.\nPope’s character echoes some of his real-life struggles of growing up in a place that didn’t always support his aspirations. Pope’s persistence would pay off as he slowly but steadily moved towards his dreams of becoming a singer and actor.\nFirst breaking out on Broadway, he took the stage in several big productions before landing his break-out Hollywood role on Netflix's new series.\nLike many good things, Pope came from humble beginnings, standing as a testament to what belief in yourself can lead to.\nWhether you’re binging Hollywood for the plot, the characters, or a familiar face, these six things will give you a little more info on the man behind Archie Coleman.\n1. A Sunshine State native, he was born and raised in Orlando.\nView this post on Instagram Malibu A post shared by POPE (@jeremypope) on Oct 6, 2019 at 4:58pm PDT\n2. Pope attended Timber Creek High School in Orange County, where he fell into his passion for performing.\nView this post on Instagram true or false? @hichasestokes & I have known each other since middle school. same graduating class in high school. & somehow managed to drop our @netflix shows 2 weeks apart which are both in the Top 10 worldwide 🤯 I am so grateful to be on this journey alongside my childhood friend. will proudly run any and all of his fan accounts. hit me up.let me know. _ flip upside down for correct answer : ǝnɹʇ A post shared by POPE (@jeremypope) on May 5, 2020 at 4:08pm PDT\n3. Long before his role on Netflix, his first production was Cats, performed at Timber Creek, and he played the role of Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat.\nView this post on Instagram how you feel? A post shared by POPE (@jeremypope) on Dec 2, 2019 at 7:48am PST\n4. He attended an audition in Tampa for acceptance into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His audition turned out to be a success and he was accepted into their programs.\nView this post on Instagram Vanity Fair in @sssworldcorp & @cartier — styled by @jordanboothestudio / photos by @raulromo A post shared by POPE (@jeremypope) on Feb 10, 2020 at 7:25pm PST\n5. His parents wanted him to work at Disney, but he had bigger dreams in mind.\nView this post on Instagram / lost in Cabo __ #nobuloscabos A post shared by POPE (@jeremypope) on Jul 13, 2019 at 10:41am PDT\n6. Pope told The Guardian in an interview that his teenage years in Orlando were a challenging time for his dreams, but he still pushed forward despite the struggles.\nView this post on Instagram checking in. y’all good? A post shared by POPE (@jeremypope) on Apr 27, 2020 at 12:57pm PDT\nNow you have a better idea of who the man behind Archie Coleman really is! Pope's perseverance and daring to dream through the struggles helped him to get where he is today.