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Joel Smollett Biography

Joel Smollett

Facts of Joel Smollett

Name Joel Smollett
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Hair Color Black
Married Yes
Married to Janet Smollett
Children Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jussie Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jojo Smollett

Quick Timeline of Joel Smollett

1982 Jussie Smollett Born
1986 Born Jurnee Smollett-Bell
1989 Born Jake Smollett
1980 Born Jazz Smollett

Detail Timeline of Joel Smollett

June 21 , 1982

Jussie Smollett Born

Joel Smollett's son Jussie Smollett was born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rose, California, the United States. He is an American actor, singer, and photographer. 

October 1 , 1986

Born Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett - Bell is an American actress who began her acting career appearing on television sitcoms. She was born on October 1, 1986, in New York City, New York, the United States.  


Born Jake Smollett

Joel Smollett's son, Jake Smollet was born on July 29, 1989, in New York City, New York, the United States of America. He is also an American actor.

April 1 , 1980

Born Jazz Smollett

Jazz Smollett, daughter of Joel Smollett, was born on April 1, 1980, in Northern California, California, the United States of America. She is an American actress who is best known for her portrayals on TV shows On Our Own, Smollett Eats.  


Late Joel Smollett was an American citizen who is widely known for being the father of American actors like Jussie Smollett, Jake Smollett, Jazz Smollett, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

Joel Smollett Childhood, Education

There is no much information about Joel Smollett' early life, childhood, professional career, and personal life. However, as per reports, he was born back in 1958 and died at the age of 58.

Joel was a cable splicer who emigrated from Russia and Poland to the United States of America. Regarding his nationality, Joel is American, and he is of Jewish descent. Though Joel is no more among us, he is alive in the form of his children who are carrying on his legacy.

Marriage, Affairs, Children

Just like Joel' professional career, he also kept his personal life away from the media. He was married to a beautiful African- American woman, Janet Smollett. The exact date and detail regarding their married life are not announced till the date, however, one thing is sure that the pair enjoyed a healthy blissful married life.

The husband and wife were having a great time together. However, their relationship came to the tragic end after Joel lost his battle with cancer. 

The couple was blessed with six children in total. Currently, his wife Janet lives together with their children; Jussie, Jazz, Jurnee, Jake, Jacqui, and Jojo Smollett.

After the death of her husband, she is currently living a single life with her children. Janet has neither been reported to be dating someone nor has been spotted spending cozy moments with anyone. Likewise, she has also not been involved in any controversies.

What Is Joel Smollett Net Worth?

Being a father of celebrity children, there is no doubt that Joel Smollett' net worth was reported to be high. He surely had lived a luxurious life. His son, Jussie Smollett' net worth is $500 thousand.