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Jussie Smollett Net Worth, Career, Biography, and Personal life

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Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer, and lyricist. He is known for his groundbreaking character of black gay named ‘Jamal Lyon’ in ‘Empire’ drama series broadcasted by FOX. He also appeared in a renowned science fiction film titled Alien: Covenant by Ridley Scott and a biographical legal film ‘Marshal.’ Besides acting, Jussie also directed a movie ‘B-Boys Blues’ based upon a novel dating back to 1994 written by James Earl; the movie was released in the year 2012.


Quick facts:

  • Real Name: Jussie Smollet
  • Date of Birth: June 21, 1982
  • Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, California, United States
  • Age: 40 years (as of 2022)
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 5ft 11 in
  • Weight: 79 kg
  • Relationship status: Unmarried
  • Instagram: @jussiesmollett

. Twitter: @jussiesmollett


Early life and education


Jussie Smollett was born to Janet and Joe’ in Santa Rosa, California. He has 5 siblings: 2 sisters( Jazz and Jurnee) and 3 brothers (Jojo, Joqui, and Jake) Smollet’s mother is African American while his father is a Jew, so he is multiracial.


He said that his father would “kill you if you called him white.” His father remained out of touch from his life in childhood for a major portion. When 2 years old, his family relocated to New York City, and when he was 7 years old, they moved to Los Angeles.


Though enrolled in different schools, Smollett gained most of his formal education in New Jersey Catholic Paramus High School and graduated from the same school. He made an important yet difficult confrontation with his parents in the 19th year of his age that he is gay.

Jussie Smollett


Jussie Smollet’s acting career began in 1991 with his debut appearance in a family drama,’ A little piece of Heaven. He also played supporting roles in films ‘The Mighty Duck’ and ‘North.’ Jussie later featured himself along with 2 of his siblings in the American BroadCasting sitcom “On Our Own.” The show broadcasted its 20 episodes on TV from 1994 to 1995.


The artist played his part as a voiceover artist in the animated series ‘Cro’ for 20 episodes which appeared on screen from 1993 to 1994. In 2012, he acted in the LGBT-based drama ‘The Skinny.’ He also played the character of gay musician “Jamal Lyon” in a 2014 musical drama “Empire” based upon the R&B music business broadcasted by FOX network. FOX renewed this drama to its 6th season in 2019.


Smollet appeared as a guest host for 6 episodes of “Live! with Kelly”, the famous American talk show, in 2016. In 2017, he starred in Ridley Scott’s science fiction film “Alien: Covenant,” bearer of the nomination for “Best Science Fiction Film” on the occasion of the 44th Saturn Awards.


Personal life

Jussie Smollett is unmarried to date, and there is no worthwhile evidence about his relationship/s. In so many interviews, he openly confronted his being gay at the age of 19 years in front of his father and the public, the first time being in Elen DeGeneres show in 2015.


Jussie Smollett’s net worth

Jussie’s net worth is 1.5 billion dollars earned mainly through the entertainment industry(as of 2022).


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