Jussie Smollett | Biography-Networth-Love Life-American actor

Who is Jussie Smollett?

Jussie Smollett is an American actor, a singer who received fame and fans attention from a series Empire’ where he played the character of a talented musician as Jamal Lyon. Besides that, he is also known for his fake crime case in 2019. In 2019 he was in news and trending worldwide cause of the same case.

Quick Information

Real name Jussie Langston Mikha smitty
Birth21st June 1982
Birth place Santa Rose, California, US
Sun Sign Cancer
Age 38
Nationality American
Ethnicity Multiracial
Build Athletic
Height 5 ft 11 inches (180.5cm)
Weight79 kg (174 lbs)
Chest 43inches (109 cm)
Biceps 15 inches (38 cm)
Waist33 inches (84 cm)
Sexuality homophile
School Paramus catholic high school
Father Joel Smollett
Mother Janet Smollett
Sibling Jake, Jazz, Jocqus, Jojo, Jurnee
Hair colour Dark brown
Eye colour Dark brown
Networth1.5 million US dollar
Jussie Smollett

Unknown facts

  • He dropped out of the school in order to work in The mighty ducks
  • Smollett revealed to his parents about his sexuality when he was 19 years old.
  • Being homosexual Smollett cleared that he has dated many beautiful ladies in his past.
  • Smollett faced lots of struggling in his school due to his racial background and his sexuality.
  • At the age of 11 one of the friend die cause of HIV through which when he was 16 he worked as staffer at Artists for a new South Africa in other to raised money for the group of AIDSS work.
  • In 2015 Jussie get his TV commercial from multi company “pepsi”.
  • Smollett grows up with his sibling and they all started together as sibling in the TV series on our own in 1994.
  • He won his first award in 2016 at the NAACP image award where he won several award like outstanding duo, group and collaboration, outstanding new artist, outstanding song.
  • In 2017 he won outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.

How was jussie Smollett childhood?

Jussie childhood was definitely not normal as like other kids. At the age of 5 he starts appearing in TV screen as child artist. He was seen in several commercial but in 1992 he worked in movie “the mighty Ducks” where he played the role of terry hall. The movie was produce under the banner “Walt Disney pictures”. Similarly in 1993 he appeared in TV series ‘queen” where he played character of Simon the son of the lead character. The show was based on Alex Haley’s Novel, Queen: the story of an American family.

In 1994 smollett was caste for “on our own” show along with his siblings. And same year he became part of American comedy movie “north”. After that he took a break in other to complete his education and to enjoy his childhood as normal peoples.

How he makes his comeback in industry?

Jussie Smollett is quite dedicated to his work. Even when he was in break he still keep working where he played in short movie “pitch this”. In 2012 Smollett made his comeback in TV series with show” the Mindy project”. In same year he played lead role in LGBT comedy drama movie “the skinny” where he played the character of Sebastian.  When Smollett was in break he worked in his vocal skill and in the same year 2012 he released his first EP album “poisoned heart club”. His made his comeback with full on energy.

2014 was full busy year for him while he was casted in two Hollywood movies ‘born to race: fast track “and “Ask me anything”. He also made guest appeared in the episode of the soap opera,”revenge”.

In 2015 Smollett did the TV series ‘empire” where he played the role of Jamal Lyon a talented member of the Lyon family who is also amazing singer, songwriter. After this series he came into limelight, audience loved him for his character and he came one of the well known name in the entertainment industry.

In 2017 he played horror film “alien; covenant” which is part of 2012 movie Prometheus produced by 20th century fox.  

In 2018 he released his album “sum of my music”. In 2019 the actor was in news for his personal controversy and false attack which ultimately affects his professional life. The actor was signed for six more season of empire but now we came to heard that his character were replaced.

Why Smollett was in news in 2019? What crimes did he commit?

2019 was quite hard year for an actor. He was getting name fame everything that he wants and suddenly everything just ruined away. That year he was in news for hoax attack which happened in Chicago outside Smollette apartment. Smollett claimed that he was attacked by two black men and the news gets viral and he gets public sympatic but when cops investigate they didn’t find anything like that in web camera. And he was charged for creating fake news and wasting time of police.

The incident gets two prime suspects Abimbola  Osundario and olabinjo osundario  two bothers.  The Smollett paid $3500 to the bother for hate crime. Some sources even claimed that abimbola was in relation with Smollett. According to them the couple used to part together and send quality time with each other in Chicago bath house, the place where black gay men hang out.

Although Smollett didn’t passed any comments but abimbola refused the allegation and he sued case against the Smollett advocate for questioning his sexuality as he belongs from the Nigeria where all the laws are formed against the LGBT community and such statement and allegation are harming their family reputation in the society.

The case took long as it was cleared that he lied and makes false story and wasted the precious time of police department even he was charged but it but he was not found guilty as it was cleared that he gave $3500 to the brothers for supplying drugs not for fake attacks.

Relationship status of Jussie Smollett

In one interview the actor claimed that he is not single he is in a relationship with someone and is happy with him but he didn’t disclose his partner as he preferred to keep it private. In Ellen’s show, the actor accepts his sexuality in front of the whole world. According to him, he is a black proud gay man.

In past he was in a relationship with few peoples like from 2007 to 2011 he was dating raven symone who is well known for playing the lead role in TV series, that’s so raven. After dating for four years they separated with each other. In 2015 he was linked with Michael sam who is NFL star they used t post together selfies however later both of them don’t show any interest in clarifying the rumors. In 2016 Smollett was in relation to Anthony Hemingway who is a director. They worked together in the movie the skinny.

How much does Jussie Smollett earn?

In the empire, he was paid $20000 per episode and he was in around 18 episodes. In next season he charged from 45-65kdollar to 125k US dollar till Fifth season of Empire. However, his main source of income is from series and movies besides that from his music and also he is offered many commercials. If we put all of them together his net worth is around 1.5 million US dollars.