Jussie Smollett


Is Jussie Smollett Dead or Still Alive? Jussie Smollett Birthday and Age

Jussie Smollett

How Old Is Jussie Smollett? Jussie Smollett Birthday

Jussie Smollett was born on June 21, 1982 and is 40 years old now.

Birthday: June 21, 1982
How Old - Age: 40

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Jussie is alive and kicking and is currently 40 years old.
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Does Jussie Smollett Have the coronavirus?

Jussie Smollett does not have the coronavirus. We haven't heard any unfortunate news about Jussie Smollett having the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Is Jussie Smollett's father, Joel Smollett Sr, dead or alive?

Joel Smollett Sr's information is not available now.

Is Jussie Smollett's mother, Janet Smollett, dead or alive?

Janet Smollett's information is not available now.

Jussie Smollett's sisters :

Jussie has 2 sisters:
  • Jussie Smollett's sister, Jazz Smollett, is still alive and kicking.

  • Jussie Smollett's sister, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, is still alive and kicking at the age of 35. She is American and has had a career as an actress.

Jussie Smollett's brothers :

Jussie has 3 brothers:
  • Joel Smollett Jr
  • Jussie Smollett's brother, Jake Smollett, is still alive and kicking at the age of 32. He is American and has had a career as an actor.

  • Jocqui Smollett

Jussie Smollett - Biography

Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer and photographer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 starring in commercials and films, including The Mighty Ducks and Rob Reiner's North (1994). In 2015, Smollett attracted international attention and received rave reviews for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox music-industry primetime TV drama Empire. Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant as Ricks.
Smollett came out as gay during a televised interview with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2015. In a 2016 interview with Out magazine, Smollett clarified his sexual orientation by stating "If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man." However, he stated his belief that openness to love is more important than gender, revealing that "If I fall in love down the road with a woman, I'm going to love that woman." As a boy, Jussie Smollett had some romantic interest in girls.

When Smollett's gay character Jamal Lyon from Empire engaged in a heterosexual tryst with a female character, Smollett defended the plot development by stating that he and Empire creator Lee Daniels were trying to create a conversation about sexual fluidity in the gay community. Daniels has stated that "Jussie and I both share the same feeling that, yes, even though we are gay, we're sexual human beings. And we do occasionally want to sleep with a woman." Daniels stated that "We're showing life on Empire", in that both he and Smollett were incorporating their own sexual fluidity as gay men into Empire’.
On January 29, 2019, Smollett was attacked in Chicago in what was described as a possible hate crime. Smollett said to police that he was attacked after leaving a fast-food restaurant by two white men in ski masks, who made racial and homophobic slurs. According to a statement released by the Chicago Police Department, the two suspects then poured an unknown liquid on Smollett and put a noose around his neck. Smollett said that he fought off the attackers; he then admitted himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital from which he was released "in good condition" later that morning.