Jussie Smollett Biography, Attack, Arrested, Leaves Empire, Trump, Age, Wife, Gay, Husband , Family, Sister, Empire, Songs and Movies

Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer, director and photographer, born on 21st June 1982, in Santa Rosa, California, United States.

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Jussie Smollett Biography

Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer, director, and photographer, born on 21st June 1982, in Santa Rosa, California, United States. He began his career in 1987 as a child actor starring in commercials and films, including The Mighty Ducks in 1992 and Rob Reiner’s North in 1994. He attracted international attention in 2015 and received rave reviews for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire. He has also appeared in Ridley Scott’s science fiction film Alien: Covenant as Ricks and in Marshall as Langston Hughes.

Jussie Smollett Age

Born on 21st June 1982, Jussie is 36 years old as of  2018.

Jussie Smollett Height

He is 1.83 meters tall.

Jussie Smollett Family | Mother | Parents |Jussie Smollett Father

The son of Janet and Joel Smollett, Jussie is the third of six children.  His father was Jewish while his mother is African-American. He graduated from Paramus Catholic in Paramus, NJ.

Jussie Smollett Siblings

He has five siblings; three brothers and two sisters: Jake, Jocqui, Jojo, Jurnee, and Jazz, several of whom are also actors.

Jussie Smollett Sister

He has two sisters, both of whom are actresses. Jurnee the youngest of the sisters is famous for her role as Judith in tyler perry’s Temptations.  She is married to Josiah Bell since 2010 and they have one kid together. His other sister Jazz Smollet is also an actress who is also popular for her exquisite recipes.

Jussie Smollett Relationship | Partner |  Boyfriend | Dating

Jussie came out as gay in March 2015, in an interview with Ellen Degeneres. It was rumored in 2017 that he was in a relationship with Tawan Davis, an African-American Businessman, and Philanthropist, a rumored he partially confirmed to Page Six. He was previously linked with Director Anthony Hemingway, Raven Symone, and Michael Sam. Currently it’s not clear if he is still with Tawan Davis or Single.

Jussie Smollett Wife | Jussie Smollett Girlfriend

Jussie who is openly gay does not have a wife nor a girlfriend.

Jussie Smollett Husband | Jussie Smollett Spouse

Jussie is not married yet.

Jussie Smollett Trump

President Donald Trump spoke up after the Chicago police said that Jussie smollett had staged his attack. He said, that the actor had insulted tens of millions of people” with his “racist and dangerous” comments. He tweeted

@JussieSmollett – what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA

Jussie  Smollett and Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels shared his emotional reaction to the news on Instagram, saying, “It’s taken me a minute to come to social media about this because Jussie, you are my son.”

“You didn’t deserve to have a noose put around your neck, to have bleach thrown on you, to be called ‘die ft, nr,’ or whatever they said to you. You are better than that. We are better than that. America is better than that. We have to love each other regardless of what sexual orientation we are because it shows that we are united.”

Reassuring the actor to “hold your head up,” Daniels finishes his message, “No racist f––k can come in and do the things that they did to you. Hold your head up, Jussie. I’m with you, I’ll be there in a minute. It’s just another f–––––g day in America.”

Jussie Smollett Gay | Really Gay | Is Jussie Smollett Gay In Real Life

Jussie came out as gay in march 2015, in an interview at Ellen Show.

Homophobic Attack – Hospitalized

He was Hospitalized on 29th January after being injured in possible Homophobic Attack outside a Chicago restaurant. The actor was reportedly exiting a Subway restaurant when he was approached by two men yelling racial and homophobic slurs who began battering Smollett and poured bleach on him. The men then wrapped a noose around his neck before fleeing the scene, as The Chicago Tribune reports. Later he took himself to the hospital.

The Chicago Police Department in a statement,says, “Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime.” (You think?) It’s unclear at this time whether Smollett was specifically targeted for the attack, but he is openly gay, telling Ellen DeGeneres in 2015, “There is no closet, there’s never been a closet that I’ve been in.”

Hoax

According to the police new details have emerged after the investigations . The police believe that Jussie staged his own attack for publicity, but his legal team claims that he is feeling victimized by the allegations . The police are currently seeking to speak with Smollet but his lawyers seem hesitant.

Jussie Smollett Arrested

On 21st February 2019, the empire star Jussie Smollet was arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing a false police report. Jussie claimed he had been subjected to a homophobic and racist physical attack by two men in January.

However, doubts were later cast on his account after US media reported that police believed he may have paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack.

The actor was in custody of Chicago police, spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says.

Jussie Smollett Released

Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago and he is already back on the empire set as he awaits Fox to decide his fate.

Charges dropped

On Tuesday, 27th March 2019, all the 16 charges against the actor were dropped and his record wiped clean.

Jussie Smollett Baby

Jussie has no baby in real life . However in his character as Jamal he was accused of being Olivia’s baby daddy but later the baby turned out to be Lucious’ (his dad).

Jussie Smollett Photo

Jussie Smollett Mighty Ducks

He started his acting career as a child, co-starring in the films The Mighty Ducks in 1992 and Rob Reiner’s North in 1994. From 1994–95, he starred alongside his five real-life siblings in the short-lived ABC television show, sitcom On Our Own . Smollett returned to acting in 2012, with the leading role in Patrik-Ian Polk’s LGBT-themed comedy-drama The Skinny. He also released an EP album titled The Poisoned Hearts Club, that same year. In 2012 he guest-starred on The Mindy Project and in 2014 he starred in Revenge .

Jussie Smollett Empire

Smollett was in 2014, cast in the Fox drama series Empire as Jamal Lyon—a gay musician who struggles to gain his father’s approval—opposite Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard . For its positive depiction of a black gay man on television, his role was hailed as groundbreaking . In 2017, he reprised his role in subsequent seasons, and directed an episode of the fourth season .

Smollett confirmed in February 2015, that he had signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and would be releasing an album in the future. He co-wrote the songs I Wanna Love You and You’re So Beautiful on the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire album, which was released in March 2015.

It was announced in June 2015, that Smollett would guest-star alongside his younger sister, Jurnee, on Underground, which aired in 2016.

Jussie Smollett Leaving Empire

The Fox Entertainment announced on 2nd of May 2019, that Smollett will not be returning to season six of the Empire series. This comes in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials that the actor lied about a racially motivated attack.

Jussie Smollett Music | Songs

“Good Enough”

2015

“Keep Your Money”

“No Apologies”
(featuring Yazz)

“I Wanna Love You”

“Money For Nothing”
(featuring Yazz)

“You’re so Beautiful”
(featuring Yazz)

“Conqueror”
(featuring Estelle)

“Nothing To Lose”

“Powerful”
(featuring Alicia Keys)

“Ain’t About the Money”
(featuring Yazz)

“No Doubt About it”
(featuring Pitbull)

“Chasing the Sky”
(featuring Terrence Howard & Yazz)

2016

“Good People”
(featuring Yazz)

“Need Freedom”

“Freedom”

2018

“Catch Your Eye”
(featuring Swizz Beatz)

“Hurt People”

“Ha Ha (I Love You)”

Jussie Smollett Movies And Tv Shows

Movies

Year

Film

Role

1991

A Little Piece of Heaven

Salem Bordeaux

1992

The Mighty Ducks

Terry Hall

1994

North

Adam

2009

Pitch This

Mike

2012

The Skinny

Magnus

2014

Born to Race: Fast Track

Tariq

Ask Me Anything

Nico Dempster

2016

The Tale of Four

John

2017

Alien: Covenant – Prologue: Last Supper

Ricks

Alien: Covenant

Marshall

Langston Hughes

TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

1993

Alex Haley’s Queen

Simon

1993

Coach

Billy

1993–94

Cro

Mike

1994–95

On Our Own

Jesse Jerrico

2012

The Mindy Project

Barry Stassen

2014

Revenge

Jamie

2015–present

Empire

Jamal Lyon

2016–17

Underground

Josey

2016

Live! with Kelly

Himself

2017

Star

Jamal Lyon

Jussie Smollett Album |  New Album

His latest album released in 2018 is titled Sum of My Music.

Jussie Smollett Fans

He has a fan site on tumblr named after him, Jussie Smollett Fans

Jussie Smollett Tattoo

He has a tattoo on his arm which means; “I’m going to make a change.”

Jussie Smollett Mama

Jussie Smollett Freedom

 Instagram

 Twitter

Jussie Smollett News

Jussie Smollett’s attorneys say all criminal charges dropped

Source: timesofisrael.com

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that charges alleging he lied to police about a racist and homophobic attack have been dropped.

Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that Smollett’s record “has been wiped clean.” Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men.

Among the questions that weren’t immediately answered was whether prosecutors still believe Smollett concocted the attack and whether there’s new evidence that altered their view of events. Typically, a minimum condition of dropping cases is some acceptance of responsibility. In a statement, the Cook County prosecutors’ office offered no detailed explanation.

“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the statement from spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Smollett had made a $10,000 bond payment to get out of jail after his arrest on the charges.

Police and prosecutors have said Smollett falsely reported to authorities that he was attacked around 2 a.m. on January 29 in downtown Chicago because he was unhappy with his pay on “Empire” and to promote his career.

Smollett, who is black and gay, plays the gay character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox TV show that follows a black family as they navigate the ups and downs of the recording industry.

Smollett reported that he had been attacked on his way home from a sandwich shop. Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and looped a rope around his neck. He claimed they shouted, “This is MAGA country” — a reference to President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. He asserted that he could see one of the men was white because he could see the skin around his eyes.

Police said Smollett hired two men, both of whom are black, to attack him. Police said Smollett paid the men $3,500.

The men are brothers Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, and one of them had worked on “Empire.” An attorney for them has said the brothers agreed to help Smollett because of their friendship with him and the sense that he was helping their careers.

Police have also said that before the attack, Smollett sent a letter that threatened him to the Chicago studio where “Empire” is shot. The FBI, which is investigating that letter, has declined to comment on the investigation.

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