Jussie Smollett, an American actor, producer, and writer, has a net worth of $50 million. He is famous for his recurring role as Jamal Lyon on the NBC television comedy series “Empire” and for his part in the viral video “Jussie Smollett Death Threats” which gained worldwide fame. Jussie Smollett was born on December 6, 1982 in Los Angeles, California to a Nigerian father and American mother. He is the oldest of three children.
In a given year, he has appeared in various television shows and films, including “The Lake House,” “Sirens,” “Sleeper Cell,” “Kick-Ass,” and “Smokin’ Aces.” In 2014, he starred in the historical drama “Assassination Nation” and the action thriller “The Girl on the Train.” In 2018, he made an appearance in the horror film “The Predator” and has a recurring role in the new “Empire” show. Smollett was also an executive producer on the 2018 documentary “The Jussie Smollett Story”. As of 2018, he has a jussie smollett net worth of $50 million.
Jussie Smollett Early Life and Education
Smollett was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Nigerian and American, and his father is an engineer working for the government in the oil industry. His mother is a former news anchor and marketing executive who came to the United States in search of a better life for her family.
Smollett graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1999 and went on to attend the University of Southern California, where he studied radio and television. After his undergraduate studies, he briefly attended the American Film Institute Conservatory, where he trained as an actor.
Jussie Smollett Career and Net Worth
In 1999, Smollett was cast in the recurring role of Jamal Lyon on the NBC television comedy series “Empire.” The show focused on the lives of African-American performers, and Smollette soon found himself in a recurring role that would become one of his most iconic parts. The show was a critical success, and Smollett was able to earn a role in the film “American Wedding” (2009).
In January 2006, Smollett was cast in the lead role of Denzel Washington’s character in the political thriller “Flight of the Conchords.” The film was a box office bomb, but Smollett was able to appear in two other films after the failure of his major project.
As a leading man, Smollett appeared in films such as “American Gangster” (2011), “Kick-Ass” (2010), “Sleeper Cell” (2005), “The Lake House” (2018), and “The Night Before” (2018), to name a few.
Jussie Smollett Net Worth in 2018
As an actor, Smollett has received critical acclaim for his work. In 2004, he was selected as one of the ten nominees for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Actor for his work on “Empire.” In 2007, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for his role in “The Night Before” In 2010, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his performance in “Kick-Ass.”
The Jussie Smollett Video
In the video, which has received over 7 million views, Smollett appears as the victim of a hate crime who receives death threats after falsely claiming he was raped. The alleged rapist, who later admitted he made the video to deflect attention from himself, is not named in the video.
In January 2019, it was revealed that Smollett is set to star in the upcoming Fox series “Empire” which tells the story of a Los Angeles family competing in the Worldwide Empire of Crime (W.E.O.C).
Jussie Smollett Death Threats
A few months after “Empire” premiered, Smollett told his story on “Good Morning America.”
In the interview, titled “The Other Side of Silence,” Smollett said he was walking home from work in late January 2018, when a man approached him from behind and said “What are you doing? I need to talk to you.” Smollett turned and the man started walking away from him. Smollett said he then realized it was the same man who’d been talking to him earlier that day. He said he was about to walk away when the man said, “Don’t walk away from me. I want to kill you.” He said he then turned around, saw the man was still walking away, and chased him.
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Smollett said he was unsure if the man was still in pursuit of him when he saw “Empire” first aired, but he said the man’s behavior in the video made him think he was. Smollett said he did not know why the man followed him, and he was unsure if it was a coincidence that the same man was making death threats a few weeks before he was set to appear in the series.
In conclusion, Jussie Smollett has a net worth of $50 million, is an American actor, producer, and writer, and has appeared in numerous television shows and films. He is famous for his recurring role as Jamal Lyon on the NBC television comedy series “Empire” and for his part in the viral video “Jussie Smollett Death Threats” which gained worldwide fame.
He was born in Los Angeles, California to Nigerian and American parents, and he has Norwegian, English and French ancestry.
Smollett is married to Rhea Mitchell and has two children with her. He is an atheist and identifies as black, Latina, and American.
Smollett studied radio and television at the University of Southern California, where he earned a degree in radio and television. He has also worked as a producer on television shows, including “The Lake House,” “Sirens,” “Sleeper Cell,” “Kick-Ass,” and “Smokin’ Aces.”
Smollett has appeared in several stage productions, as well as several television and film roles since his television debut in 1999, including recurring roles on “Empire” and “The Night Before.” He is also known for his work as an actor in “The Dark Knight” and “Assassination Nation.”
Smollett is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Theatre Wing.
Smollett is married to Rhea Mitchell and has two children with her: DaJuan and Dayjuan.