Who is Jussie Smollett and what is his net worth 2018? Multi talented Jussie Smollett is third among the six siblings in Smollett family. He was born on 21st June, 1983 in Santa Rosa, California to Joel Smollett and Janet Smollett. His father is a Russian who has moved to America while his mother is an African –American descent. He has four brothers and two sisters who have proved their talent in the entertainment industry. He has shown his amazing talent as an Actor, Singer and as a song writer. He also likes Photography.
Not many people follow their childhood dream. Jussie Smollett is one among such people who has entered the entertainment industry at a young age of 8 by appearing in National network commercials in NYC. This gave him a chance to appear in several television commercials and other advertisements. In 1991, he made his professional acting debut in a TV movie,”A Little piece of Heaven”.
All his siblings can be seen on “On Our Own “, TV show in mid 90’s.In this show we can see acting talent of all the siblings of the Smollett Family. Jussie Smollett was recently seen in Underground, the civil war which is TV show along with his sister Jurnee Smollett.
Jussie Smollett is not married and is not in a relationship currently. In the past he has dated Raven Symone for some time. Later in The Ellen DeGeneres Show he openly came out as a Gay. At 2016 Human Rights Campaign Dinner Gala many people thought he was in a relationship with Lee Daniels due to a kiss. This was far from truth.
Jussie Smollett Net Worth
The singer cum actor, Jussie Smollett has a net worth of $800 thousand. His yearly income is $67, 064. His Endorsement amount is around $14,000. Some of Jussi’s movies in which he has highest earnings are.
A Little piece of heaven $87,000
The mighty Ducks $71000
Ask me anything $32000
In addition to his acting career Jussie Smollett is a very talented singer. He earns more as a singer than as an actor and that is about $411,300. An average person takes about eleven years to earn this net worth.
He is currently living in Los Angeles, the city of Angels. He owns a New Lincoln MKZ which is his present car and loves to drive back and forth between L.A and New York along with his mother. Putting on some hot classics while driving is his biggest relaxation from his hectic schedules.
Growing up in Southern California, Smollett broke into the business as a child actor. Apart from his singing and acting career, he is also a producer. He has started a production company hoping to develop more work as a family. Both his sisters Jurnee and Jazz are a part of this company, while his other siblings are working in different sectors like cooking and tech firms.
After the TV show “On our own”, Jussie has taken a break from the entertainment industry and re entered with an independent project “The Skinny” in 2012. In the same year he has guest appeared in The Mindy Project and Revenge. “Ask me Anything”, a drama and Fast track: Born to race, an action entertainer are two other projects in 2015 which have helped him to reach another milestone in his acting career.
The Empire is the most rated TV show in which he starred the role of Jamal Lyon, a gay child of a great musician who works hard to attain his father’s approval. This show has captured hearts of many people. He is also the first black man who became a spokesperson for popular carbonated beverage.
His singing debut has started in the year 2012. He has worked both as a singer and writer for a EP album, “The poisoned Hearts Club”. He has signed a real recording contract with Columbia after the first season if The Empire series He is the writer and also singer for original songs from Empire’s music like “Keep Your Money”, “You’re So Beautiful” ,”No Doubt about It” and “Heavy”. Among these the first two songs have reached Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
The Empire series have raised Jussie Smollett to a new level. He has receive two awards for his role in Empire series like Outstanding New artist and Outstanding Supporting actor. The original song “you are so beautiful” from empire series has won the award for being the Outstanding song. He has been nominated for BET award for Best actor and also for TEEN CHOICE Award as a choice TV actor.
He has been the first to get nominated for Young artist award in prestigious Los Angeles New Wave International film festival and has been honoured as Narrative Short for his role in “Sacred Heart”.
Smollett is actively involved in number of charities and is one of the Boards in Black AIDS institute and Artists for New South Africa (focuses on social justice and civil rights) .He also supports Genesee foundation, a shelter for battered women. He is currently working closely with Harry Belafonte, an actor and a former UNICEF goodwill ambassador to bring awareness about racial profile and police brutality.
As per his acting, he is presently working on a movie Alien covenant which is a sequel to Prometheus. This is set to release may 19th of this year.
With a height of 6 feet and an incredible physique, he is one of the most consistent actors in the recent years. Keeping aside his controversy of being a gay, at 33, Smollett’s tightly packed schedule includes numerous live performances, speaking engagements and acting. He has achieved success in his career as an actor, Singer and as a song write