Jussie Smollett is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 acting in films including The Mighty Ducks and Rob Reiner's North. In 2015, Smollett portrayed musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire, a role that was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a black gay man on television. Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant as Ricks and in Marshall as Langston Hughes. Smollett was indicted in February 2019, for disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a fake hate crime assault. The charges were dropped the following month, but in February 2020, he was reindicted on similar charges, relating to the same incident.
|Born||June 21, 1982, Santa Rosa, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, songwriter|
|Years active||1991–1995, 2009–2018|
|Relatives||Jake Smollett (brother), Jurnee Smollett (sister)|
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Former child actor who is known for his early '90s roles in The Might Ducks and North. In 2012, he played Magnus in The Skinny and in 2015 he began playing Jamal Lyon on the FOX series Empire.
He made his acting debut age age eight in the 2000 TV movie A Little Piece of Heaven.
He returned to film with 2013 roles in Born to Race: Fast Track, and Undiscovered Gyrl.
He made an appearance with Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project in 2012.
- Male actors from Santa Rosa, California
- African-American Jews
- African-American-related controversies
- Jewish American songwriters
- African-American male singers
- LGBT people from California
Latest information about Jussie Smollett updated on June 22 2021.