Jussie Smollett is a professional singer and actor from California, United States. He is known by different stage names such as Jussie, Juicebox, J-Boogie, and Smitty. He belongs to the prestigious family of celebrities. He started his professional acting career as a little kid. He is famous for appearing in popular entertainment series North (1994) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). Jussie appeared in sitcom ‘On Our Own’ in the mid-1990s alongside his siblings. The exceptional acting skills of the actor received critical acclaim even from criticizers. He established himself as one of the leading actors in early childhood.
After getting disappeared from the scene for a few years, he made an amazing comeback and worked in the movie titled ‘The Skinny’. He surfaced as a fabulous singer after showing his singing skills in 2012’s extended play ‘Poisoned Hearts Club’. His prominence knew no bounds after appearing in the television show ‘Empire’ in 2015. His character as Jamal Lyon was truly admired by every American household. This particular TV show increased Smollett’s ratings. Seeing his awesome musical skills, the stunner signed a deal with Columbia Records. He faced legal troubles at the beginning of 2019 when he charged for an alleged assault. Nevertheless, the charges were dropped without any further delay.
Smollett’s professional career is full of wonderful accomplishments. He featured guest appearances in a couple of hit music videos. In 2015, he worked with the American singer Mariah Carey for her exceptional musical hit ‘Infinity’. Later in 2016, he released a self-titled music video, which was well-received across all music streaming websites and apps. The talented American artist has appeared in numerous films and television series. He has been nominated for different award categories throughout his professional life. He has won NAACP Image Awards in four categories.
Who is Jussie Smollett’s Father?
Jussie was born on Jun 21, 1982, in Santa Rose city of California. He is the 3rd out of six talented kids of his parents. Name of his father is Joel Smollett and mother of the rising star is known by the name Janet. Jussie has two adorable sisters named Jurnee and Jazz. Names of his three lovely brothers are Jocqui, Jake, and Jojo. Most of his siblings have stepped into the world of filmography. Smollett can be referred to as a biracial person.
His father belongs to the Jewish community while his mother is categorized as an African-American woman. The family of his father emigrated from Poland and Russia. His father never liked to call himself a white man. He hated everyone who identified him as a white American. When Jussie was a little kid, his father remained absent most of the time. The American stunner went to Paramus Catholic School located in Paramus, New Jersey.
Smollett had stepped into the world of acting when he was a child. He took a successful start from sensational movies “North” and “The Mighty Ducks”. The first one was a comedy-drama adventure movie directed by the talented Rob Reiner. The second film was a sports comedy-drama directed by Stephen Herek. He made a debut on television with ABC sitcom titled ‘On Our Own’ that was broadcasted from 1994 to 1995. Jussie worked with his five siblings in this all-time favorite television series.
In 2009, he worked as Mike in a short film ‘Pitch This’. In 2012, the amazing actor played a lead role in LGBT-themed comedic drama ‘The Skinny’. Patrik Ian Polk was the director of this TV series. He has created many other successful television shows in the past. Smollett launched his extended play captioned ‘The Poisoned Hearts Club’ in 2012. He also made stunning guest appearances on 2014’s Revenge and 2012’s Mindy Project.
The year 2014 proved to be very productive for the skillful artist. He played the role of Tariq in action thriller ‘Born to Race’. Alex Ranarivelo was the director of the movie and other prominent stars included John Pyper Ferguson and Joseph Cross. The same year he worked as Nico Dempster in drama ‘Ask Me Anything’. The notable star cast included Robert Patrick, Britt Robertson, Christian Slater, Justin Long, Max Carver, and Martin Sheen. In 2016, he appeared as John in a short film titled ‘The Tale of Four’.
In 2017, the gay star portrayed the memorable character of Ricks in the science fiction film ‘Alien Covenant’. The horror movie was written by Dante Harper and John Logan. Ridley Scott was the producer and director of this hit project. The same year Smollett worked as Langston Hughes in a biographical legal movie ‘Marshall’. It was written by Jacob Koskoff and Michael. The actor played a leading role in this particular drama film.
Aside from his splendid appearances in big-budget movies, the American star has also worked in numerous television drama series. Some of the prominent works on TV include Revenge, Live! With Kelly, Coach, A Little Piece of Heaven, Underground, America Divided, The Mindy Project, Cro, Alex Haley’s Queen, and The Star.
Who is Jussie Smollett’s Partner?
Many people don’t want the public to know about their LGBT interests. On the other hand, Jussie doesn’t seem to be shameful because of his sexual interests. He is openly gay and favors the LGBT movement in the United States. He was just nineteen when his parents came to know about his sexual leaning. In March 2015, he admitted himself to be gay in a television interview with host Ellen DeGeneres. Furthermore, he showed a willingness to fall in love with a woman if such moment comes in life in the future. He is very open when it comes to talking about sexual orientation. Jussie is said to be in a relationship with Davis, Rafael De La Fuente, and Daniels.
How much Money is Jussie Smollett's net Worth?
Smollett has a very successful and fruitful professional career. Although he has shown his singing skills at different times, yet he is better known to be an actor. He has worked in numerous hit big-screen movies. The number of television appearances is also innumerable. According to the recent figures, Jussie has a total net worth of $500,000.