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Jussie Smollett is known as an American actor. He has appeared in roles for 'The Mighty Ducks' and 'Empire'. He is most famous for an incident where he hired two Nigerians to falsely assault him.

Background and Age

Jussie Smollett was born on June 21, 1983 in Santa Rosa, California. He started performing at an early age. One of his first roles was in the 1992 popular family hockey motion picture, The Mighty Ducks, featuring Emilio Estevez and Joshua Jackson. He also appeared in the 1993 TV miniseries Queen, playing the child of the title character portrayed by Halle Berry.


Smollett came out as gay in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime television show. He told her that he was never ashamed of his lifestyle but just wanted to maintain the privacy of his boyfriends.

Legal Issues

In January 2019, Smollett claimed he was assaulted in downtown Chicago by two men who put rope around his neck and made homophobic remarks. He was fine after a short hospitalization, and appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the experience. The case took a turn by mid-February, when police released two siblings associated with the occurrence and started investigating the likelihood that the actor had coordinated the assault. On February 20, after the assembling of a stupendous jury to hear proof, Smollett was accused of a crime for documenting a bogus report.

Smollett was captured the following morning and released in the wake of posting a $10,000 bond and giving up his visa. That day, he drew a stern reprimand from Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson but eventually the charges were dropped.

Career and Net Worth

After a break from entertainment, Smollett reemerged as a singer with the 2012 EP Poisoned Hearts Club and as an actor with the film The Skinny. In 2015, he appeared his role as Jamal Lyon on the TV show Empire, a runaway achievement, and furthermore handled a record contract with Columbia Records. He made a new chapter in career with the fame he got from Empire.

In August 2019, the producers of Emipre announced that while they wlecome Jussie Smollett to return after the criminal accusations against him were dropped, his character, Jamal Lyons, will 100 percent not be appearing in the show's last season. Rather, he'll be having his honeymoon in England The showrunner Brett Mahoney said Smollett's character and his new spouse, Kai, will have their special night away from New York City

Date modified: Jun 5, 2020
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