Born on June 21, 1982, Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer-songwriter, director and photographer who began his career as a child actor and attracted international attention for his role as musician Jamal Lyon the series Empire. He has also appeared in science fiction film Alien: Covenant and in Marshall as Langston Hughes. For more information, read the article below.

jussie smollett

Before Fame: He began his career as a child actor.

Family/ Relationships

Jussie Smollett Ethnicity/Religion

Born Santa Rosa, California, he is the third of six children of Janet and Joel Smollett. He has three brothers and two sisters.

Jussie Smollett Dating/Sexual Orientation/Boyfriend

In March 2015, he came our as gay during a televised interview with Ellen DeGeneres. For more information, visit his Instagram and twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Jussie Smollett
  • Nicknames: Jussie
  • Birthday: June 21, 1982
  • Age: 36 years old (as of Feb 2019)
  • Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Paramus Catholic High School
  • Profession: Actor, singer-songwriter
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Multiracial
  • Religion: Not Known
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Spouse/Wife: Not Known
  • Sexual Orientation: Came out as gay in March 2015.
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: 6 feet 1 inch
  • Weight: 80 kg (approx)
  • Feet Size/Shoe Size:  Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Chest Size: 43 inches
  • Waist Size: 33 inches
  • Biceps: 15 inches

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He began his career as a child actor.
  • He attracted international attention and received rave reviews for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire.
  • Smollett came out as gay during a televised interview with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2015.
  • On January 29, 2019, he was allegedly attacked in Chicago in what was being investigated as a hate crime.
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Memorable Quotes:

I feel the weight of just telling the truth. There really is no weight to telling the truth. It’s a little scary sometimes, but if you tell the truth, you don’t have to be looking over your shoulder.