Jussie Smollett

Many people only learned about Jussie Smollett after he was involved in the TV series “Empire.” Moreover, Jussie became infamous for an incident attack that almost put him behind bars after reports concluded that he had planned his own attack and lied to the police. Nonetheless, Jussie has made a name in the entertainment industry and grown his wealth to attain a net worth of $300,000. Let’s discuss more about him.

Who is Jussie Smollett?

Jussie Smollett’s birth name is Justin Smollett. He was born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rosa, California. Jussie’s parents are Janet and Joel Smollett. Additionally, he has three brothers and two sisters.

When Jussie was two years old, his family moved to New York and lived in Elmhurst before relocating back to California when Jussie was seven years old. Finally, the family ended up relocating to New Jersey.

It was in New Jersey where Jussie attended Parasmus Catholic High School.

Jussie Smollett’s Career

For Jussie, his career met him when he was young. He started out as a child model and transitioned to become an actor. Jussie appeared in different films, such as “Mo Better Blues” (1990), “New Jack City” (1991), etc.

Notably, Jussie and his siblings starred in the ABC sitcom “On Our Own” between 1994 to 1995. From there, Jussie stayed off the spotlight until 2012. His return saw him appear in “The Skinny” (2012) LGBTQ romantic comedy-drama. He was the lead character playing as Magnus..

Moreover, still in the same year, Jussie was a guest star in “The Mind Project.” Two years later, Jussie got an opportunity to appear in an episode of “Revenge.” In 2014, that’s when Jussie found an acting role that pushed him into the limelight.

In the Fox drama “Empire,” Jussie took the role of a gay musician and proceeded to appear on seasons 1 – 5 before he was removed from the show following a case of an “attack” incident that tarnished his name.

Jussie Smollett’s Net Worth

Jussie Smollett’s Musical Career

While you might have only seen Jussie acting, he has also tried music. Jussie released his first EP in 2012. Three years later, Jussie talked about getting a recording contract with Columbia Records. He then released his debut album “Sum of My Music” in 2018 through his music label.

Moreover, Jussie was the one behind some of the songs used in the Empire show. For instance, his song , “You’re So Beautiful” was part of the original soundtrack of Empire from season 1.

Jussie Smollett’s Attack

Jussie reported to the police on January 29, 2019, that he had been attacked. According to him, he had been attacked by masked attackers on grounds of his ethnicity and sexual orientation. However, further investigations confirmed that Jussie has staged his attack.

This incident saw him loose his role in Empire and tarnished his name.

Jussie Smollett’s Net Worth

As an actor, Jussie makes good income from his salaries. It’s through this income that he has managed to have a net worth of $300,000 that he is still growing. As Jussie engages in more projects, we will likely see his net worth grow more.