Jussie Smollett is an actor, singer, and composer from the United States who began his second career in 2009 and finished it in 2019.
Smollett began his modeling career as a child in New York City.
From there, he worked as an extra in New York-based films such as "Mo' Better Blues" (1990) and "New Jack City" (1991). (1991).
He appeared in the films "The Mighty Ducks" (1992) and "North" (1994), and then in the ABC sitcom "On Our Own" from 1994 to 1995, alongside all five of his real-life siblings.
He remained out of the spotlight until 2012, when he made his comeback as the lead character Magnus in the LGBTQ romantic comedy-drama "The Skinny."
In the same year, he appeared in an episode of "The Mindy Project" as a guest star, and in 2014, he starred in an episode of "Revenge."
Smollett then earned the role of Jamal Lyon, a gay musician from a musical family, on the Fox drama "Empire" in 2014. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard were among his co-stars on the show.
He appeared on the show from seasons 1 to 5, though his appearances in the final two episodes of the fifth season were cut owing to the Chicago "attack" scandal he was embroiled in at the time.
He also acted in the program "Underground," which starred his younger sister Jurnee Smollett, while acting on "Empire."
Smollett has pursued a musical career in addition to his acting endeavors.
In 2012, he published his first EP, "The Poisoned Hearts Club."
He then revealed in 2015 that he had signed a recording deal with Columbia Records. "Sum of My Music," his first studio album, was published in 2018 on his own label Music of Sound.
Smollett also co-wrote many original songs for "Empire," including "I Wanna Love You" and "You're So Beautiful," which can be found on the CD "Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire" (2015).
Jussie Smollett's net worth is currently estimated at $0.3 million.
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Jussie Smollett’s father is Joel Smollett.
Jussie Smollett’s mother is Janet Smollett.
SIblings: Jussie Smollett has 3 brothers, Jojo Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jake Smollett and 2 sisters, Jazz Smollett, Jurnee Smollett.
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"Some of the greatest films and television have only been seen by the people that make them. And some of the greatest music is only heard by the people who make it."
"You work hard and you pray, and you do something where you know the energy around the project is right, but you never really know if it's going to hit and resonate with audiences."
"There really is no weight to telling the truth. It's a little scary sometimes, but if you tell the truth, you don't have to be looking over your shoulder."
"There's not one human being on the planet earth who has never felt, at some point, unaccepted. At some point in our lives, we feel like we're not good enough, but we have to step back and realize that we are."