Jussie Smollett – American Actor

Published Date   20th Feb. 2019, 13:10 pm  Update Date: February 25th, 2019  10:35 am
Jussie Smollett – American Actor
Quick Info
Birth Name: Jussie Smollett
Birth Place: Santa Rosa, California, U.S
Birth Sign: Cancer
Father: Joel Smollett
Mother: Janet Smollett
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 174 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Date of Birth: 21/06/1982
Age: 41 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1 million

Jussie Smollett was born on 21st June of 1982. He is an actor known for his work in The Mighty Ducks and Fox drama series Empire. He opened out as gay during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

Jussie Smollett’s net worth is $1 million. Jussie was born to Janet Smollett and Joel Smollett Sr. He grew up with five other siblings Jojo Smollett, Jake Smollett, Jazz SmollettJurnee Smollett, and Jocqui Smollett

Net Worth and Earnings

Jussie Smollett’s net worth is $1 million. He has earned all his fortune from his career as an actor, singer, plus he is also a photographer. However, most of Jussie’s earnings come from acting.

Smollett began his acting career at the very young age by appearing in The Mighty Duck as a child actor. Later he landed a role in the ABC sitcom On Our Own with his other siblings. After that, he took a long break and returned to acting with a leading role in The Skinny. He also had an appearance in Alien: Covenant and Marshall.

According to Box Office Mojo, the movie Alien: Covenant earned $240.9 million box office worldwide. We are sure that Jussie must have received a considerable sum of money from the production team. In 2014, Jussie got a significant role in the Fox Drama series Empire.

Besides acting Jussie is also a singer. He owns a YouTube channel and uploads music videos. He must also have earned huge money from his music career. He along with his siblings have published a book titled “The Family Table” which includes the mouth-watering food recipes of his mother. The book cost $19, and you can purchase it from Amazon.The Family Table book

Jussie Smollett published the book The Family Table. Picture source: Collin Harpers Publish.

Family and Relationship

Jussie Smollett was born to Janet Smollett and Joel Smollett. And as stated earlier he grew up with five other siblings Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jojo Smollett, Jurnee Smollett, and Jazz Smollett.Jussie Smollett's family

Jussie Smollett with mother and siblings. Picture source: Essence. 

Jussie’s sister Jojo is the eldest among all of the siblings. Jake is also an actor and has an interest in culinary. His sister Jazz Smollett is also an actress/producer and is married to Troy Warwell. As for his other sibling Jurnee Smollett, she is also an actress and is married to Josian Bell.

Joel Smollett, the father of Jussie Smollett, died in 2015 after fighting a long battle with cancer at the age of 58. He was considered as King and Guardians of the Family. The Empire star shared his picture with his father on his official Instagram showing sympathy a day after his demise.

Jussie Smollett showing sympathy

Jussie shared the photo showing compassion to his dad after death. 

Controversies and Rumors

Jussie Smollett received the letter and white powder on January 21, 2019. The note was scrawled with words “You will die black F*g.” and also a figure of a man with a gun pointed on his head. Later, the white substance was determined to be Aspirin.

After one week the letter was received,  Jussie claimed that some two men attacked him. But later, police suspected that Jussie was faking the attack. The accused two brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo told Chicago police that Jussie Smollett created the threatening letter and they were hired to perform the attack.  Jussie will probably end up facing prison time if he lied about the attack.

Back in 2015, Jussie came out as gay and he is in an alleged relationship with Tawan Davis.

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