Quick Facts of Jussie Smollett
- Full NameJussie Smollett
- Net Worth$5 Million
- Date of Birth21 June, 1982
- Marital Status In a Relationship
- BirthplaceSanta Rose, The USA
- Ethnicity White
- ProfessionActor, Singer, Photographer
- Nationality American
- Eye colour Dark Brown
- Hair colour Dark Brown
- SpouseAnthony Hemingway
- Height6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
- Weight79 Kg (174 lbs)
- Body Measurement43-15-33
- EducationParamus Catholic High School
- Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter, YouTube
- Horoscope Cancer
Jussie Smollett also known as J-boogie is a famous American multi-personality. He is an actor, singer, director, and photographer. Smollett rose to prominence when he portrayed the character of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series, Empire.
Jussie won the hearts of many fans and well-wishers by his acting skills as well as his personality and dashing looks. So, what is the current relationship status of this handsome young man? Is he married?
Who Is Jussie Smollett?
Jussie Smollett is a multi-professional personality, born on 21st June 1982 in Santa Rosa, California, the USA. Likewise, he was born to Joel Smollett (Father) and Janet Smollett (Mother). Similarly, he belongs to the white ethnic group and holds an American nationality.
Moreover, Smollett grew up along with his five siblings, three brothers, Jake, Jocqui, and Jojo and two sisters, Jurnee and Jazz. In addition, he was born under the birth sign, Cancer.
Smollett studied at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, NJ. Besides this, there is no information about his higher education.
Jussie Smollett’s Career & Empire
Initially, Jussie Smollett started his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor appearing in commercials in 1987. Later in 1991, he appeared in the film, A Little Piece of Heaven. Likewise, Smollett also appeared in 1992 film, the Mighty Ducks and 1994 North as a child actor.
So far, Smollett starred in a number of films such as Pitch This, The Skinny, Born to Race: Fast Track, Ask Me Anything, etc. Moreover, his first TV series appearance is in 1993 mini-series, Alex Haley’s Queen. Not to mention, he rose to fame when he played the role of Jamal Lyon in Empire.
In the series, Smollett starred alongside Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Trai Byres, Terence Winter, Margaret Nagle, and others. Furthermore, he was also nominated for a BET Award for Best Actor. In addition, Smollett won four NAACP Image Award.
Is Jussie Smollett Gay? (Relationship & Affairs)
Previously, he avoided questions about his sexuality but later Smollett came out as gay in 2015. He revealed about his sexual orientation in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show. So, there is a rumor that he is in a relationship with a businessman, Tawan Davis.
Likewise, Smollett partially confirmed the rumor. Similarly, he was also rumored to be linked with the director, Anthony Hemingway as well as with Raven Symone, and Michael Sam. However, Smollett did not confirm his relationships.
Other than this, there are no other rumors as well as records of his Smollett’s other relationships and affairs.
Jussie Smollett Attack, Investigation & Arrest
In January 2019, Smollett was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men. As per his statement, they poured a chemical substance on him, put a rope around his neck and made homophobic comments. However, by thorough investigation, it is known that he paid the two of them $3500 to stage the attack and “took advantage of the pain of racism to promote his career.
On February 20, 2019, Jussie was charged with a class 4 felony for filing false reports and charged $10,000.
How Much Is Jussie Smollett’s Net Worth?
The Empire star, Jussie Smollett’s net worth is around $5 Million as of 2019. He collected this hefty sum of money through his career as an actor. Besides, he is also a photographer and singer. So, he adds some amount of money to his income through his secondary profession too.
Likewise, Smollett also adds a decent sum of money from his Instagram account as he has 5.1 million followers. He earns around $100K per year from his Instagram. Furthermore, he earned a salary of $35,000 per episode of Empire’s early seasons.
As per some sources, he sold his house in Studio City, California for $1.655 million. The house consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a lavish living room.