Jussie Smollett Biography

Updated On Nov 03, 2017 Published On Jan 02, 2016
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Date of Birth: 1983 , June-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
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Jussie Smollett is an open gay. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2015, Jussie revealed that he is gay and he does not have any interest in having girlfriends. He also announced that he is seeing some boys these days.  In an interview with Out Magazine, Jussie Smollett gushed about his sexual orientation,

If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man.
 

Jussie Smollett's childhood dream was acting. In the summer of 1987, he made his acting debut by appearing in national network commercials in NYC. He made his professional acting debut by starring the role of Salem Bordeaux in 1991, TV movie, A Little Piece of Heaven. Then he appeared in the movies like The Mighty Ducks, North, and The Skinny and finally kissed the pinnacle of his career after he appeared in the television series Empire

His annual salary is said to be around $58,824 and his net worth is $500,000.

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Born in Santa Rosa, California

June 21 , 1983

Diverse ethnic, Jussie Smollett was born as Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett in Santa Rosa, California, United States of America. He was born to Joel Smollett and Janet Smollett. He is an American and is of Russian, Polish, African and American descent.

Began his acting career

1987

Jussie Smollett's childhood dream was acting. In the summer of 1987, he made his acting debut by appearing in national network commercials in NYC. He also appeared in several television commercials and TV ads after that.

Appeared in A Little Piece of Heaven

1991

 He made his professional acting debut by starring the role of Salem Bordeaux in 1991, TV movie, A Little Piece of Heaven. Then he appeared in the movies like The Mighty Ducks, North and The Skinny. He is also famous for his role in the movie, Ask Me Anything.

Appeared in Empire

2015

After more than two years of his acting career, he finally kissed the pinnacle of his career after he appeared in the television series Empire. For this role he also got nominated in the awards like BET Awards and Image Awards.

Revealed that he is gay

2015

Jussie Smollett is an open gay. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2015, Jussie revealed that he is gay and he does not feel any interest in having love affairs with any of his girlfriend. He also announced that he is seeing some boys these days.

Won Los Angeles New Wave International Film

2015

Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival, US is also one of the prestigious awards. In 2015, for his role in the role in Sacred Heart, he got his first nomination in this award. He also won this award for Best of Fest.

Won Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, US

2015

Recently in 2015, he got his one and only nomination in Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, US and he was nominated in this award for his role in Sacred Heart. He was finally honored with this award for Narrative Short.

Nominated in Image Awards

2015

Image Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world. For this role in the television series, Empire, he got nominated in this award in 2015 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration.