Jussie Smollett Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Jussie Smollett. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Smollett do for a living?
  2. Who are Smollett’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Smollett’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Smollett married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Smollett have any children?
  6. Where is Smollett now?
  7. How tall is Smollett?
  8. How much money does Smollett earn?
  9. What is Smollett’s net worth?

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Who is Jussie Smollett?

Jussie Smollett is a famous American actor and singer. In 1991, Jussie began his career as a child actor. He acted in films such as The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner’s North (1994). He then in 2015 portrayed musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire.

His role in Empire was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a black gay man on television. Smollett has also appeared in Alien: Covenant (2017) and in Marshall (2017).
Smollett staged a fake hate crime against himself in January 2019, in Chicago, and later made false police reports. He was convicted in December 2021, of five felony counts of disorderly conduct. He was later sentenced to 150 days in March 2022, in county jail.

How Old is Jussie Smollett?

He is 39 years old as of March 2022, having been born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rosa, California, U.S. Smollett shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Sofie Dossi, Lana Del Rey, Chris Pratt, famouswooda,  Joana Ceddia, 20, and many more.

Jussie Smollett Family

Who are Jussie Smollett Parents?

He is born to Joel Smollett (Father born in 1956 but died on January 7, 2015), and Janet Smollett (Mother)

Does Jussie Smollett have Siblings?

He has five siblings, three brothers who go by the names of Jake, Jojo, and Jocqui. And two sisters who go by the names of Jurnee and Jazz. All of them are Smollett.

Jussie Smollett Education

He received his high school education at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey.

Jussie Smollett Marital Status

At the age of 19, he told his parents he was gay.

A Photo of Jussie Smollett
A Photo of Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett Kids

He does not have kids currently. In case of new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Jussie Smollett Career

He began his acting career as a child model in New York City. And later worked as an extra on the New York-shot movies Mo’ Better Blues (1990) and New Jack City (1991). Jussie went on an act in the films The Mighty Ducks (1992) and North (1994). From 1994 to 1995, he starred on television together with his five real-life siblings in the short-lived ABC sitcom On Our Own. Jussie returned to acting in 2012, with the leading role in Patrik-Ian Polk’s LGBT-themed comedy-drama The Skinny.

Also in 2012, he released an EP titled The Poisoned Hearts Club. He later guest-starred on The Mindy Project (2012) and Revenge (2014). In the 2014 Fox drama series Empire, Smollett was cast as Jamal Lyon – a gay musician struggling to gain the approval of his father Lucious – opposite Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. He reprised this role in subsequent seasons, and in 2017, he directed an episode of the fourth season.

Career Continuation

In the final two episodes of season five, Smollett’s character was removed because of the assault controversy. He confirmed in 2015 that he had signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and would be releasing an album in the future. Jussie co-wrote the songs “You’re So Beautiful”, and “I Wanna Love You” on the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of the Empire album, which in March 2015, was released.

It was announced in June 2015 that Smollett would guest-star alongside his younger sister Jurnee in Underground, which aired in 2016. Jussie released his debut album in March 2018, entitles Sum of My Music. His album is an R&B album that features elements of electronic music and hip hop. Fox Entertainment announced on April 30, 2019, that though Smollett’s contract had been extended for the sixth season of Empire, there were no plans for his character to appear during it. He then directed B-Boy Blues, a movie by James Earl Hardy which is based on the 1994 Black Gay novel. In November 2021, the movie was released.

Jussie Smollett Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 11inches (1.82m) and a weight of 79kg (174lbs).

Jussie Smollett Salary and Net Worth

He made $65,000 per episode on Empire. He is believed to have a net worth of around $1.5 million.