Jussie Smollett

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Full Name Jussie Smollett
Age 37 Years Old
Nick Name Jussie, Juicebox, Smitty
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date June 21, 1982
Birth Place Santa Rose, California

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Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack

Empire star Jussie Smollett denies he paid two Nigerian brothers $3,500 to attack him in an extraordinary statement and says he is 'angered and devastated' by claims he orchestrated the assault. Attorneys for Jussie Smollett issued a statement Saturday denying that he orchestrated his Jan. 29 assault, and saying he is “angered” and “devastated” by recent developments in the case. Chicago police want to interview Smollett, after learning new evidence from two Nigerian brothers who were released on Friday night. Local media outlets have reported that the brothers admitted to police that Smollett paid them to carry out the attack. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi issued a statement earlier Saturday saying that the new evidence “shifted the trajectory of the investigation.” His attorneys denied that he was involved, saying “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.” He told police on 29th January that two men had attacked him, poured bleach on him, put a rope around his neck, and used racial and homophobic slurs. Police scoured hundreds of hours of surveillance video in search of clues in the case, eventually tracking down the two brothers on Wednesday night. 

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Jussie 

On 21st June 1982, Jussie Smollett was born to a father, Joel Smollett, and a mother, Janet Smollett. His father was Jewish and his mother is African-American. His birthplace is in Santa Rosa, California in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He has 5 siblings; 3 brothers, Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, and Jojo Smollett, and 2 sisters, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jazz Smollett. At present, his age is 36 but his age will be 37 on his upcoming birthday in June as of 2019. His ethnicity is Mixed. His other early life background will be updated soon. 

Regarding his education, he attended Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, NJ.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Jussie is a very handsome actor with a tall height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 174 lbs i.e. 79 kg. He has Athletic body build. He has a chest size of 43 inches, biceps size of 15 inches, and a waist size of 33 inches. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is also dark brown. He has curly hair. His other body measurement will be updated soon.

How Jussie Began His Career?

  • Jussie Smollett began his career by entering into the entertainment industry as a child actor in commercials in the year 1987.
  • After that, he appeared as a child actor in the 1991 television film "A Little Piece of Heaven".
  • In 1992, he co-starred in "The Mighty Ducks".
  • Then he appeared in Pitch This, The Skinny, Born to Race: Fast Track, Ask Me Anything, The Tale of Four, Alien: Covenant-Prologue: Last Supper, Alien: Covenant, and more.
  • He made his television debut in the 1993 miniseries Alex Haley's Queen.
  • He then appeared with his real-life siblings in On Our Own from 1994 to 1995.
  • He also appeared in an episode of The Mindy Project and Revenge.
  • After portraying Jamal Lyon in the FOX drama series Empire, he earned wide recognition for which he was also nominated for BET Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor-Drama, and Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star.
  • In 2012, he released his first EP, "The Poisoned Hearts".
  • He then signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in early 2015.
  • After joining Columbia Records, he released his album, Sum of My Music in March 2018.
  • He has also co-written songs on the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire album.

Awards and Achievements

Jussie has won four NAACP Image Awards including Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration and Outstanding Song for "You're So Beautiful" and Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Jussie is not married yet and he is still to get married. In an interview, he came out as gay on The Ellen Show in March 2015. After coming out as a gay, he was romantically linked with Michael Sam and Anthony Hemingway. On 29th January 2019, he was attacked in Chicago by two white men in ski masks as a possible hate crime. He stated he was leaving a fast-food restaurant by two white men who made racial and homophobic slurs. According to the Chicago Police Department released statement, the two suspects poured an unknown liquid on Smollett and put a noose around his neck. Smollett stated he fought off the attackers and admitted himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He did not suffer serious injury and was released "in good condition" later that morning. At present, he is assumed to be single. His sexual orientation is gay. He does not have any children. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous actor, Jussie Smollett is estimated to have $500 Thousand as of 2019. He is making an impressive net worth from his career. He has earned his fortune working in the entertainment industry. His major source of earning is from his acting career. His present salary has not been revealed. 

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