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Full NameJustin Smollett
First NameJustin
Last NameSmollett
Birth NameJustin Smollett
ProfessionActor
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
Birth CitySanta Rosa, California
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameJoel Smollett (1956- 2014)
Mother NameJanet Smollett
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationGay
HoroscopeGemini
Marital StatusSingle
Networth1500000
Sibilings5
FilmographyAlien: Covent (2017),Empire (2015- 2019)
EducationParamus Catholic High School
Height180 cm
Networth$1.5 M
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Date of BirthJune 21,1982
Age38 years

Jussie Smollett, an American actor started as a child actor in 1987 & gained breakthrough from the film The Mighty Ducks (1992) & later appeared in Alien: Covenant (2017).

In 2015, he became famous through the TV series Empire starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Bryshere Y. Gray.

The NAACP Image Award-winning also got hands in music career & released debut album Sum of My Music (2018); has released singles like Good Enough, Keep Your Money and No Apologies.

How Much Is Jussie Smollett's Net Worth In 2020?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 37-year-old Smollett owns the net worth of $1.5 million as of March 2020

The main source of his income is acting career; notably through the Fox musical drama series Empire that earned him $125,000 per episode in the last season.

In 2015, Jessie joined as the cast of Empire & earned $20,000 per episode, which subsequently rose to $45,000 an episode in 2016, when the show's lead cast Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson took home $175,000. 

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has a net worth of $1.5 million in 2020
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has a net worth of $1.5 million in 2020

Source: WGN-TV

According to HuffPost reporter, Jussie's payroll in Season 5  of Empire elevated to $65,000 per episode, while the Hollywood Reporter insisted on his salary is $125,000.

Since Season 5 had 18 episodes, it totaled him $2.25 million for the season (at highest). 

Despite signing a contract with Fox for Season 6 of Empire, he was opted out from the season on the charge of filing a false case of assault, however, he received payment even for not appearing in the show.  

So far, the American actor records 22 acting credits including movie works & appearances in TV series On Our Own (1994- 1995), Underground (2016) and  America Divided (2018).

Movies & TV Series Appearances

Turned professional in 1991, Jussie, in the same year, worked in the TV film  A Little Piece of Heaven. In 1992, he appeared in the movie The Mighty Ducks (1992), which collected $50.8 million upon the budget of $14 million.

Ever since, Jussie has appeared in further 6 films, among which Alien: Covenant (2017) starring Michael Fassbender & Katherine Waterston became a commercial success.

The film made on the budget of $97- $111 million made a box office collection of $240.9 million.

Jussie Smollett as Ricks in the 2017 film Alien: Covenant
Jussie Smollett as Ricks in the 2017 film Alien: Covenant

Source: IMDB

Moreover, having appeared in TV miniseries Alex Haley's Queen (1992) & in a guest role in Coach (1993), the actor alongside his real-life 5 siblings worked in short-lived sitcom On Our Own (1994- 1995).

From 2015 to 2019, he portrayed Jamal Lyon in Empire, that got him nominations for Teen Choice Awards on various category.

Sold Los Angeles House For $30K Loss

Formerly, Jussie Smollett lived in his Studio City house in Los Angeles, California. The Empire actor bought the 2,597 square feet property boasting 3 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms for $1.687 million in 2017.

After 2 years of holding the house ownership, Smollett sold the property in July 2019 for a $32,000 loss at $1.655 million.

Jussie Smollett's former Studio City house sold for $1.655 million
Jussie Smollett's former Studio City house sold for $1.655 million

Source: Zillow

His former 2-story house featured a combination living/dining room and open kitchen along with 2 guest bedrooms.

Meanwhile, the actor currently lives in Chicago but prefers to live a low-key life. But without a doubt, Jussie as a millionaire enjoys a luxurious lifestyle.

Filed An Assault Case: Turned False & Legal Charges

Jussie Smollett, on January 29, 2019, filed a case to Chicago police alleging he was assaulted by two white men. 

However, after investigation, it was reported that Smollett had filed a false police report after they raided (on February 13, 2019) the home of two Nigerian-American brothers who worked for Jussie & found out, the actor had actually paid them $3,500 each to cause the false hate crime.

The actor was charged with disorderly conduct on February 20, 2019, & later the charges were dropped & was released on $10,000 bail & community service on March 26, 2019.

Jussie Smollett was charged on 6 counts after falsifying report of alleged assault
Jussie Smollett was charged on 6 counts after falsifying report of the alleged assault

Source: NBC News

The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against Smollett on April 12, 2019, to reimburse the expenses on the investigation of his assault, totaling $130,105.15.

Even if the actor filed a counter-suit in November 2019, further investigation by Cook County grand jury indicted him with six counts of falsifying a police report on February 11, 2020.

Is Openly A Gay: His Relationship Status?

During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2015, Jussie came out as a gay. No update on his relationship status is out.

Once he was rumored to be dating his on-screen boyfriend from Empire, Rafael de la Fuente, though none of them ever confirmed their relationship.

Short-Bio:

Jussie Smollett was born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rosa, California, the USA, to Joel Smollett (1956- 2014) and Janet Smollett

He has 5 siblings (3 brothers & 2 sisters); all of them are actors: Jojo Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jake Smollett, and Jocqui Smollett.

Smollett attended & graduated from Paramus Catholic High School. An American by nationality, Jussie has from Russian, Poland & African ancestry.

Updated On Wed Apr 29 2020 Published On Mon Mar 16 2020 By CRM

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