Jussie Smollett born June 21, 1982, is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1991, acting in films such as The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner’s North (1994).
Jussie Smollett was born in Santa Rosa, California,the son of Joel and Janet (née Harris) Smollett. He has three brothers and two sisters: Jake, Jocqui, Jojo, Jurnee, and Jazz, several of whom are also actors.
Why is Jussie Smollett Sentenced to Jail: How Long Will Jussie Smollett Be in Prison?
On January 29, 2019, Smollett told police that he was attacked outside his apartment building by two men in ski masks. He reported they talked to him using racial and homophobic slurs.
On March 10, 2022, he was sentenced to serve 150 days in county jail, to begin immediately, as well as two and a half years on probation.
|1992||The Mighty Ducks||Terry Hall||Nominated – Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture|
|2009||Pitch This||Mike||Short film|
|2014||Born to Race: Fast Track||Tariq||Direct-to-video|
|Ask Me Anything||Nico Dempster|
|2016||The Tale of Four||John||Short film|
|2017||Alien: Covenant – Prologue: Last Supper||Ricks||Short film|
|1991||A Little Piece of Heaven||Salem Bordeaux||Television film|
|1993||Alex Haley’s Queen||Simon||Miniseries|
|1993||Coach||Billy||Episode: “Piece o’ Cake”|
|1993–1994||Cro||Mike||Voice, 20 episodes|
|1994–1995||On Our Own||Jesse Jerrico||Series regular, 20 episodes|
|2012||The Mindy Project||Barry Stassen||Episode: “Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party”|
|2015–2019||Empire||Jamal Lyon||Series regular
Nominated – BET Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star
Directed season 4, episode 16
|2016||Live! with Kelly||Himself||Guest host, 6 episodes|
|2017||Star||Jamal Lyon||Episode: “The Winner Takes it All”|
|2018||America Divided||Himself||Episode: “Whose History?”|
Awards and nominations
|1993||Young Artist Award||Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture||The Mighty Ducks||Nominated|
|2015||BET Awards||Best Actor||Empire||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor Drama||Nominated|
|Choice TV: Breakout Star||Nominated|
|Choice TV: Chemistry||Nominated|
|Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show||“You’re So Beautiful”||Nominated|
|2016||NAACP Image Awards|