Jussie Smollett is an American actor, producer, and singer popular for his role as Jamal Lyon in the series Empire (2015). Jussie Smollett is also recognized as the brother of American actress Jurnee Smollett.
Quick Facts of Jussie Smollett
|Date of Birth
|21 June, 1982
|Sanata Rosa, California, U.S
|Actor, Producer, and Singer
|Paramus Catholic High School
The talented American actor, producer, director, and singer Jussie Smollett is not a new name for Hollywood fans. The actor Jussie is popular for his role as Jamal Lyon in the Empire (2015) tv series. In the world of entertainment Jussie debuted a long time ago when he was only 9 years old. Smollett’s first appearance in the entertainment industry was in 1991.
Talented Jussie is not only famous for his acting but also a brilliant producer, director, and songster. Jussie Smollett is a jack of all trades. Jussie’s movies and tv shows credits in which he worked as a producer include B-Boy Blues, Giants, 90 Days, etc.
Jussie Smollett has a successful professional career, leading him to win NAACP Image Awards and several other nominations. Scroll down for further details on Jussie Smollett’s relationship and net worth.
Is Jussie Smollett A Married Man? Who Is His Wife?
The American actor and filmmaker Jussie is currently living a single life. The 40 aged Smollett is yet to find a perfect match to begin his romantic relationship.
Nonetheless, actor Smollett has never revealed who he was dating. Smollett loves to keep his personal life and relationship out of the public eye. Therefore it is only a known fact that he is currently enjoying a single life, and if he has to date someone, he is willing to start a relationship with that person.
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Likewise, In March 2015, when Jussie was invited as a guest at Ellen’s show, he publicly came out as gay. As reported by Time Magazine, Smollett opted to approach the situation head-on in parts recorded backstage after the official recording, saying, “I don’t talk about my personal life; I’m saying that. But it is in no way to hide or deny who God made me. You know?”
Jussie Smollett And Raven Symone’s Relationship
The 5-foot-11-inch (180 cm) tall Hollywood actor Jussie was once rumored to be romantically linked with his co-star Raven Symone from the Empire. In the Fox musical drama series, Symone portrayed her character as Olivia Lyon.
Smollett and Symone were rumored to be dating from 2007 to 2011. However, proving it fake, in 2015, the actress exclusively told The Hollywood Reporter, “We never had a romantic relationship, but we definitely, living in method acting worlds, acted how we normally would. We did a little music together prior to him being on the show, but as my best friend, normally, we act like that when we’re out in a club having fun.“
Additionally, the 37-year-old Raven is happy with her same-sex relationship. Symone has been in a romantic relationship with her partner, Miranda Pearman, since 2020.
Jussie Smollet’s Net Worth
Jussie’s exact net worth details remain under the radar, but as per estimation, he enjoys over $1 million net worth. Actor Jussie landed his career in the entertainment industry as a child, so it can reveal that he has been earning a notable amount of wealth.
Likewise, Jussie has talent outside of acting. He has recorded many soundtracks throughout his singing career. Smollett released his first Extended Play [EP], Poisoned Hearts Club, in March 2012. Later, he released his first studio album ‘Sum of My Music‘ in 2018.
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Moreover, Jussie lived a busy life working in various fields as per his talent. Thus, Jussie has succeeded in earning enough wealth for his living. Jussie first starting was as a child model. Then Jussie played as an extra in many movies before working in a big role. Furthermore, In 2016 Jussie purchased a house in Los Angeles at $1.687 million, which he sold later.
Jussie Smollett Early Life
The American entertainer was born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rosa, California, United States. Jussie grew up with his five siblings, three brothers, Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, and Jojo Smollett, and two sisters, Jurnee Diana Smollett and Jazz Smollett. On top of that, all siblings are talented and have amazing personalities; some are entrepreneurs, chefs, and actors too.
Additionally, talent for acting runs in the Smollett family. All six Smollett siblings acted in the ABC sitcom series ‘On Our Own,’ which aired from September 13, 1994, to April 14, 1995.
Jussie was born to his parents, father; Joel Smollett, and his mother, Janet Smollett. Smollett is born into a biracial family where his mother, Janet, is African-American, and his father, Joel, is Jewish. Jussie graduated from Paramus High School, New Jersey. However, the Smollett further education degree is not revealed to the public by the actor.
However, In 2019 Jusiee Smollett was charged with Hate Crime Hoax. After a series of battles, Jussie was sentenced to serve 150 days in county jail and two and a half years on probation. Nonetheless, Jussie returned to work after a series of court battles.
A Little On Jussie Smollett’s Sister, Jurnee Smollett
Smollett’s younger sister Jurnee Smollett is a popular and recognized American actress. Just like Jussie, Jurnee also started her acting career as a child. Jurnee, born on October 1, 1986, got recognition for her role in Eve’s Bayou (1997), directed by Kasi Lemmons. Through this film, Jurnee won Critic’s Choice Movie Award in 1997.
Likewise, Jurnee is known for her role in Lou (2022), Lovecraft Country (2020), Birds of Prey (2020), and The Great Debaters (2007).
Moreover, the 36 aged actress Jurnee was married to singer Josiah Bell, with whom she had one son, Hunter Zion Bell. Both personalities married in 2010 and decided to go separate ways after marrying nearly 10 years in 2020.
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