Jussie Smollett (born June 21, 1982) is an American Actor, Singer, Director, and Photographer from Santa Rosa, California. He is famous acting in the Fox drama series “Empire” in 2015. Furthermore, the 36-year-old actor played the role of musician Jamal Lyon.
He began his career as a child artist and started in films The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner’s North (1994). Moreover, Smollett portrayed the lead role in the show “The Skinny” in 2012.
His debut EP named “The Poisoned Hearts Club” also released in 2012. In addition, in 2014, Smollett gained a lot of fame for playing a gay musician who tries to win his father’s approval in “Empire”.
In fact, Jussie reprised his role in the fourth season in 2017. As a singer, he signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in February 2015. The singer also co-wrote the songs “You’re So Beautiful” and “I Wanna Love You” for Season 1 of Empire album.
Controversy & Story
Recently, on January 29, 2019, the actor allegedly attacked in Chicago. He told the police that he was attacked outside his apartment building. The incident happened when he was returning home.
In addition, two men in ski masks made racial and homophobic slurs. They drained an unknown liquid on the singer and put a noose around his neck. Later, Jussie admitted himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The accusers were white and said, “This is MAGA country“. Many celebrities and politicians supported him on social media. In fact, US President Donald Trump also tweeted about the incident.
However, police issued pictures of “persons of interest” from surveillance camera footage. But they were unable to find footage where Smollett was attacked. The actor and his manager Brandon Z. Moore both told officials that they were having a phone call with each other when the incident took place.
But Jussie declined to give his mobile to investigators so that they can confirm the call. The Chicago Police Department recently agreed to charge Smollett for filing a false police report.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
This Talented Actor was born on the 21st of June 1982 in Santa Rosa, California, United States. At present, Jussie Smollett’s age is 36 years old. His father “Joel Smollett” was Jewish. Joel’s family immigrated from Russia and Poland.
Jussie’s mother name is Janet Smollett. Furthermore, the actor has five siblings. He has three brothers Jojo, Jocqui, and Jake Smollett. He also has two sisters named Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jazz Smollett.
Moreover, the singer attended Calabasas High School and Malibu High School. Later, he dropped out the school as Jussie got a role in “Damn Yankees” production. However, Jussie then enrolled and graduated from Paramus Catholic High School.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Spouse
In 2007, Jussie started his relationship with girlfriend “Raven Symone” (American actress and singer). She is well known for playing the title role in TV series “That’s So Raven”. According to a source, Symone was also reportedly pregnant with Smollett’s child.
However, Raven’s spokesperson denied the rumors. After dating for nearly 4 years, they decided to split with each other. In 2015, the actor publicly came out as gay. Later, Smollett romantically linked with NFL star Michael Sam in September 2015.
But Jussie cleared dating rumors. In the early months of 2016, Jussie was photographed going out with director Anthony Hemingway. They had first met on the set of his 2012 movie, The Skinny. As of 2019, Jussie is dating his boyfriend Tawan Davis (real estate businessman).
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Birth Name||Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett.|
|Nick name||Jussie, J-boogie, Juicebox, and Smitty.|
|Profession||Actor, Singer, Director, and Photographer.|
|Age (As of 2018)||36 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||June 21, 1982.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Santa Rosa, California, United States.|
|Famous For||for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire (2015).|
|Awards||1. 2016 NAACP Image Awards for You're So Beautiful in Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration category.
2. 2016 NAACP Image Awards for You're So Beautiful in Outstanding Song category.
3. Also won Outstanding New Artist in 2016.
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Cancer.|
|Current Residence||New York, USA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 0".
Centimeters: 182 cm.
Meters: 1.82 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 79 Kg.
Pounds: 174 lbs.
|Biceps Size||14.5 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||43-33-37.|
|Shoe Size (US)||12.|
|Tattoos details?||Will update.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Joel Smollett.
Mother: Janet Smollett.
|Siblings||Brother: 1. Jojo Smollett.
2. Jocqui Smollett.
3. Jake Smollett.
Sister: 1. Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
2. Jazz Smollett.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||1. Raven Symone (2007 - 2011).
2. Michael Sam (2015).
3. Anthony Hemingway (2016).
|School||1. Calabasas High School.
2. Malibu High School.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Will Smith.
Actress: Scarlett Johansson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Love to do||Music, Traveling, & Working out in the gym.|
|Favorite Dishes||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$500,000 US Dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Jussie Smollett
- His real full birth name is Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett.
- He also worked as a staffer at Artists for a New South Africa for 5 years.
- Furthermore, Jussie also acted as a Ricks in the horror movie “Alien: Covenant”.
- Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of Jussie Smollett is $500,000 US Dollars.
- The 36-year-old actor belongs to multiracial ethnicity.
- Smollett first came out as homosexual during “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” interview in March 2015.
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- The 36-year-old actors’ height is of 6 feet 0 Inch (182 in centimeters) and his body weight is 79 kilograms (174 in Pounds)
- His manager Moore said that he heard “MAGA country” and a racial slur during their call.
- But he also refused to gave his phone for the investigation.