This person is an American actor, singer, and photographer who is better known for his early 90's roles in The Mighty Ducks and North. He is son to Janet and Joel Smollett. He has five siblings. He is of Jewish descent. He started his career when he was just a child by co-starring in a movie named The Mighty Ducks and Rob Reiner's North. For a year in 1994 to 1995, he along with his five siblings starred in short-lived ABC sitcom On Our Own. In 2012 he did the lead role in LGBT themed comedy-drama "The Skinny". He has also starred as a gay musician in 2014 Fox primetime soap opera Empire.
Jussie Smollett Personal Life
Son of Janet Smollett, Jussie Smollett is openly gay. He is not dating anyone recently. The actor revealed his sexuality in a backstage interview with Ellen DeGeneres in 2015. Jussie has always become himself and happy for what he is. Before coming out as gay he dated an American actress.
Jussie Smollett Current Relationship
Currently, Jussie Smollett is possibly single at the moment; he's not involved in any kinds of relationship for now. It seems like, the actor is looking for a perfect match for him.
Jussie Smollett Past Affairs, Relationship
The "On My Own" star Jussie Smollett has never been married but he was in an intimate relationship with girlfriend Raven Symone in 2007.
Jussie is considered a surprised father of his sweetheart's baby. Reportedly, the model's gay best friend donated his sperm to her so that she could bear the baby. The pair called it quits before the actor came out as gay in 2016.
Jussie Smollett Net Worth
The 36-year-old actor generates thick bucks from his profession. Jussie is widely popular for starring in television series such as A Little Piece of Heaven, The Mighty Project, Revenge, Coach, etc.
Thanks to his career as an actor, singer, and photographer. How rich is the Empire actor?
Jussie Smollet's Earnings, Salary
Jussie Smollett has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million in 2015. Similarly, his ex-partner Symone possesses a net worth of $55 million.
In the initial seasons of Empire, Smollett earned $35,000 per episode. In later seasons of the series, the income was increased to $65,000 and gradually peaked at $100,000 while he was placed on leave from the show in 2019.
Speaking of his lifestyle or real estate properties, Jussie spent $1.687 million for a Los Angeles home. He sold the luxury home in July 2019 at a $30,000 loss.
Smollett drives a black Mercedez Benz car which costs somewhere around $26,570-$91,250.
Jussie Smollet Stage Attack
On 29 January 2019, Jussie filed a case that he had been attacked by two white men wearing red "MAGA" hats. He added, the attackers tied a noose around his neck, poured gasoline all over his body, beat him. He has even hurled obscenities for his sexual orientation and ethnicity. The brothers were allegedly paid $35,000 to carry out the staged attack.
Some interesting Facts of Jussie Smollett
- Jussie is a brother in law of Josiah Bell and uncle of Hunter Zion Bell.
- Jussie's real birth name is Justin Smollett.
- Jussie's parents are from Elmhurst, Queens, 54th Avenue but he was born in Nothern California.
- Smollett is a good friend of Naomi Campbell.
- Jussie starred in TV series On My Own with Jazz Smollett, Jojo Smollet, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett.
- Jussie's mother Janet Smollett is African-American and his father is Askenazi Jewish.
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Jussie Smollett Affairs
First Affair with Raven Symone
Professionally she is an American actress, comedian, model, singer, songwriter and dancer. There was rumor that she was even pregnant with his baby but later it was explained that she was not pregnant.