Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett started his acting career at a small age. In 1987, he began his career as a child actor in various commercials and films. His film debut was Stephen Herek's The Mighty Ducks alongside Emilio Estevez. Later on, in 1994, he starred in Rob Reiner's movie North.
In the year 2015, Jussie pulled the attention of many following the portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire alongside Rumer Willis, Trai Byers, and Grace Gealey. Afterward, he also managed to appear as Ricks in Ridley Scott's science fiction Alien: Covenant and also as Langston Hughes in Reginald Hudlin's Marshall.
Jussie's Net worth and Salary
Jussie Smollett, who is an actor, singer, director by profession, has a net worth of $500 thousand. He earns around $67,064 from his involvement in all these field. Besides, Jussie also earns from his endorsement deals. He generates around $14,00 from endorsements alone.
Most of Jussie's earning comes up from his movies. So far in his career, he has played various roles and earned himself a good worth. He was paid $87,000 for his movie A Little piece of heaven. Also, he earned $71000, $54000 and $32000 for his appearances in movies like The Mighty Ducks, North, Ask me anything respectively.
Apart from his movies, he also earns quite a considerable amount from his TV series like Cro, On our Own and Empire. TO add to his net worth, as a singer, he makes about $411,300 from his songs like I Wanna Love You and You're so Beautiful.
At present, the actor lives in Los Angeles with his family. He also owns a New Lincoln MKZ. The actor has earned quite a lot from his career as he lives a luxurious life.
Smollett Career Journey
As we have already mentioned, Smollett career began at quite an early age. As a child, he starred in movies like The Mighty Ducks (1992), North (1994). He also managed to appear in television ABC sitcom On Our Own from the year 1994 to 1995.
For some year, Smollett took a break from acting and returned back at it in the year 2012 with the leading role of Magnus in LGBT-themed comedy-drama The Skinny. The same year, he also released his EP album entitled The Poisoned Hearts Club. All these roles played an essential role in the increment of his net worth.
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In the year 2014, Smollett was cast in the role of Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire alongside Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard.
In the series, he played the role of a gay who struggles hard to get his father's approval to accept it. Having played the gay character, he was also suspected to be gay in real life by many of his fans and followers.
In continuation of his singing career, Jussie signed a contract with Columbia Records in February 2015. Later on, he released his songs like I Wanna Love You and You're So Beautiful in March 2015.
At present, he is busy with his musical career and his earnings from his musical career make a big part of his net worth. He is seen attending live concerts and musical performances in many places in his Instagram posts. Smollet is active with the name of Jussie Smollett in Instagram. If you are eager in finding more about him follow him on his Instagram.