Jussie Smollet Wiki, Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Career, Awards and More.

Jussie Smollet Wiki, Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Career, Awards and More.

Jussie Smollet Wiki Biography

Jussie Smollet is an American actor, singer, photographer and director. He stepped into the entertainment industry in his early age and to be known he was the only child of his family to choose this field as his career at that point of time. He started his career as a child actor since 1987 in commercials and films. He gained his fame after he portrayed the character of musician JAMAL LYON  in the FOX DRAMA SERIES, EMPIRE.


Jussie Smollet was born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rose, California, United States. He was born to Janet Smollet and Joel Smollet. He was the third child among six siblings of his parents. He has three brothers and two sisters. His mother is African- American and his father was a Jewish man whose family emigrated from Russia and Poland. Jussie Smollet graduated from Paramus Catholic High School In Paramus, New Jersey. Jussie’s parent came to know that he was gay when he was just 19 years old. He himself confessed this before his parents.

Jussie Smollet
Jussie Smollet
Full NameJussie Smollet
Nick NameJussie, Smitty
Date of birth 21st June, 1982
Birth placeCalifornia, United States
Fathers nameJoel Smollet
Mother nameJanet Smollet
SiblingsSisters:Jurnee Jazz
Brothers: Jake,Jocqui,& jojo               
Home townParamus, New Jersey
CasteAfrican –American ethnicity
SchoolingParamus Catholic High School
ProfessionActor, Singer, Director, Photographer
Zodiac signCancer
DebutThe Mighty Ducks


Height1.85 m (6ft 1 in)
Weight(in approx)In Kilograms- 79kgIn pounds-174lbs
Age as in 202038 years
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Body Measurement-chest:43 inches-waist:33 inches-biceps: 15 inches
Jussie Smollet
Jussie Smollet


Maritial statusunmarried
Wife / SpouseN/A
Sexual OrientationGay


Net worth$500,000
SalaryWill update soon


Jussie Smollet has received several awards and Nominations. Here are the list:

  • In 1993 he was nominated for the Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast In a Motion Picture for Young Artist Awards from The Mighty Ducks.
  • In 2015 he was nominated for Bet Awards, Teen Choice Awards.
  • In 2016 he won NAACP Image Awards for various categories such as Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Outstanding Song, Outstanding  New Artist, Outstanding Supporting Actors In a Drama Series.
  • In 2017 he was again nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice Tv Actor Drama (Empire).


  •  In 1992, he did The Mighty Duck and played the role of Terry Hall.
  •  In 1994, he played the role of Adam in North.
  •  In 2009, he acted as Mike for the film Pitch This.
  • In 2012 , he portrayed himself as Magnus in the film The Skinny.
  • In 2014 he did two movies i.e, Born To race: Fast Track and played the role of Tariq, & Ask Me Anything and played the role of Nico  Dempster.
  • In 2016 he played the role of John in The Tale of Four.
  • In 2017 he played himself in a short film(Alien Covenant) and in it played the role of Ricks and in the same year he played one more role as Langston Hughes in the film Marshall.
Jussie Smollet Wiki Biography
Jussie Smollet


  •  In 1991, he first debuted as a television actor in A little Piece Of Heaven and played the role of Salem Bordeaux.
  • In 1993, played the role of Simon in Alex Haley’s Queen.
  • In 1993, he did Coach and acted as Billy in it.
  • In 1994, he acted in On Our Own Series as Jesse Jerrico.
  • In the same year, he acted as Mike in Cro.
  • In 2012, he did The Mindy Project as Barry Stassen.
  • In 2014 he played the role of Jamie in Revenge.
  •  From 2015-2019 he did Empire and played the role of Jamal Lyon.
  •  In 2016 he did Underground as Josey.
  • In the same year, he did Live! With Kelly as a guest host himself.
  • In 2017 he again played the role of Jamal Lyon in Star Episode: “The Winner Takes It All”.
  • In 2018 he did America Divided himself in episode:” Whose History”.

Jussie Smollet Wiki Biography


  •  In 2015 , he casted himself in music video titled INFINITY.
  • In 2016, he did F.U.W.
Jussie Smollet
Jussie Smollet Wiki Biography


He has many singles in his name.Some of them are:

  • In 2015
  1. Good Enough
  2. Keep Your Money
  3. No Apologies
  4. I wanna love You
  5. Money For Nothing
  6. You’re so Beautiful
  7. Conqueror
  8. Nothing to lose
  9. Powerful
  10. Ain’t about the money
  11. No doubt
  • In 2016
  1. Chasing The sky
  2. Good people
  3. Need Freedom
  • In 2018
  1. Catch your eye
  2. Hurt people
  3. Ha Ha( i love you)


  • In January 2019, Smollet claimed that he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who poured a chemical substance on him, put a rope around his neck and made homophobic comments.
  • He has been an activist since his childhood.
  • When he was ten he lost one of his co-actors to HIV.
  • At the age of 16, he began volunteering at the “Black AIDS Institute” Under the mentorship of Phill Wilson.
  • While appearing on the ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, Jussie Told Ellen that he is a gay and this wasn’t coming out of the closet for him as he had never hidden the truth. He also said that he is proud of his sexuality.
  • Jussie Smollet Performed The song ‘I Got a Woman’ In February 2016 at the White House. 


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