Like Jeremy's mother, his dad, Richard White, was once a theatre actor who was pursuing a Broadway career. After Jeremy was born, Richard took up a job filming depositions to help support their family, according to GQ.
Richard and Eloise raised Jeremy in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens, and while they decided to put their acting careers on hold indefinitely when he was born, they instilled a love of both New York and acting in him. While accepting his 2023 Golden Globe, Jeremy gushed, "I love acting, thank you!" He's also known to post about NYC on social media.