25 Fascinating Facts About Jussie Smollett You Should Know

An intriguing list: 25 Fascinating Facts About Jussie Smollett! Whether you are a seasoned fan or a new follower, you may have noticed the Empire star making news headlines.

Actor and singer Justin “Jussie” Smollett took center stage in a bizarre case involving an alleged attack he staged. The uproar of his 2019 scandal has left fans and strangers alike reeling.

So, how much do you know about Smollett? Find out more in our list 25 Fascinating Facts About Jussie Smollett

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Family Life


Justin “Jussie” Smollett was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. Growing up, he was the third of six children to Janet Harris and Joel Smollett. His three brothers and two sisters all sport similar names: Jack, Jocqui, Jojo, Jurnee, and Jazz.


Net Worth


As an actor, singer, and photographer, Smollett has a net worth of $500 thousand.




Smollett is biracial, his mother African-American and his father was Ashkenazi Jewish. Smollet’s father’s family had emigrated from Russia and Poland.




Though he grew up in California, Smollett is open about the fact that his biography says he is from “Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.”

He says the error is funny and makes him feel exotic, but he has always been honest about his upbringing.


The Beginning


He began his acting career as a child, featuring in the films The Mighty Ducks (1992) and North (1994). He and all his siblings even starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom On Our Own from 1994 to 1995.

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