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.
|Full Name||Jussie Smollet|
|Nick Name||Jussie, Smitty|
|Date of birth||21st June, 1982|
|Birth place||California, United States|
|Fathers name||Joel Smollet|
|Mother name||Janet Smollet|
Brothers: Jake,Jocqui,& jojo
|Home town||Paramus, New Jersey|
|Caste||African –American ethnicity|
|Schooling||Paramus Catholic High School|
|Profession||Actor, Singer, Director, Photographer|
|Debut||The Mighty Ducks|
Jussie Smollet Age, Height, Weight
|Height||1.85 m (6ft 1 in)|
|Weight(in approx)||In Kilograms- 79kg|
|Age as in 2020||38 years|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurement||chest:43 inches|
biceps: 15 inches
Net Worth and salary
|Salary||Will update soon|
Awards And Achievements
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).
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- 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.