Who is Jussie Smollett?
Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer, songwriter and photographer. Jussie was born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rosa, California. He became familiar on TV when he was 5; after doing commercials and then jumped to start acting in films when he was seven. In 1987, Jussie made his film debut by playing Terry Hall’s character in The Mighty Ducks(1992) and was spotted in Rob Reiner’s North in 1994.
Smollett stayed out of the spotlight till 2012 and then made a comeback as a lead character (Magnus) in the romantic comedy-drama entitled “The Skinny” by LGBTQ. Jussie was also spotted as a guest star in “The Mindy Project” in 2012 and then in an episode of “Revenge” in 2014.
The role that made Jussie Smollett hailed was from a television (Fox) series called Empire, where he played a Black gay musician Jamal Lyon in 2015. It became a rating giant and stood among the top 50 television shows in history by The New York Times. Smollett also got nominated in Teen Choice Awards and NAACP Image Awards for best- supporting actor for Empire in 2016.
Additionally, Empire also became a platform for Smollett to showcase his singing and songwriting abilities, which lead to his deal with Columbia Records. Empire would be listed among the projects that aid Smollett stardom as an actor and musician as well.
Smollett remained the part of the show till five seasons, but his appearance was removed from the last two episodes because of the Chicago attack controversy. Smollett has also acted in Ridley Scott’s science fiction “Alien Covenant” in 2017 as Ricks, and in Marshall as Langston Hughes (2017).
Jussie Smollett was third among six children (4 brothers, two sisters) of Joel Smollett and Jennet Smollett. His father’s family had migrated from Russia and Poland. Jussie, along with his siblings, was starred in the television series On Our Own. His father is Jewish, and his mother is African-American.
He is the brother-in-law of Josiah Bell and uncle of Hunter Zion Bell.
Jussie declared himself gay during an interview on television. He is often candid for his ecstasy and drug addiction. The current net worth of Jussie Smollett is an estimated $1.5 million.
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
|Original Name:||Jussie Smollett|
|Nick Name:||Jussie, JuiceBox, J-Boogie, Smitty|
|Date of Birth:||June 21, 1982|
|Place of Birth:||Santa Rosa, California|
|Boy Friend:||Was in a relationship with Raven-Symone (2007-2011)|
|Profession||Actor & singer|
5 Fascinating Facts about Jussie Smollett:
- Jussie and his siblings have similar names Jazz, Jacqui, Jake, Jojo, Jurnie, and Jussie.
- Surprisingly, he worked as a clown in kid’s parties and as a waiter before entering Hollywood.
- He was auditioned seven times for his role in the T.V. series Empire.
- Jussie is biracial; he has roots in Russia and Poland.
This rebel told his parents that he is gay when he was 19.
Jussie Smollett Case:
Jussie has been in the limelight because of the recent controversial Chicago attack case. The case took many twists and turns and became the talk of the hour. Let’s shed some light on the already highlighted case.
On Jan 29, 2019, Jussie went to Chicago Police and alleged two white people of attacking him. Moreover, he said that they were wearing MAGA hats and shouted racial slurs. Furthermore, he also stated that they poured a chemical substance, which was probably bleached, and tied a noose around his neck. According to Chicago police, they both were paid $3,500 by Smollett.
They also recovered the rope from their warehouse. Both were also spotted in a shop’s security camera from where they bought gloves, hats, and mask used in the attack. Police filed the fake hate crime case against Smollett and also for false reporting to police. Police believed that Smollett staged the attack as a publicity stunt. The accusers also said that Smollett had sent the threatening letter to himself.
Smollett was released from jail upon posting a $10,000 bond and surrendering his passport. The case created a lot of controversies politically and in the entertainment industry as well. After many ups and downs, the allegations against Smollett are dropped off but his image became a question mark for many.
Jussie Smollett Film Career:
|The Mighty Ducks||1992|
|Born to Race||2014|
|Ask Me Anything||2014|
|The Tale of Four||2016|
|A little piece of Heaven||1991|
|Alex Haley’s Queen||1993|
|On Our Own||1994-1995|
|The Mindy Project||2012|
|Live with Kelly||2016|
Jussie Smollett Music Career:
Jussie is a rock star and a good actor. We hope people get over the Chicago controversy soon and let the actor get in the pavilion again to showcase his talent. We are looking forward to more projects from Jussie; The Empire Actor. Let us know your views and opinions about Jussie Smollett. Are you an Empire fan also?