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Jussie Smollett Wiki: He was born on June 21, 1982. Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer, director, and photographer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 starring in commercials and films, including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner’s North (1994). In 2015, Jussie Smollett attracted international attention and received rave reviews for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire. Jussie Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott’s science fiction film Alien: Covenant as Ricks and in Marshall as La
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Jussie Smollett was born in Santa Rosa, California, and is the third of six children born to Janet (née Harris) and Joel Jussie Smollett. He has three brothers and two sisters: Jake, Jocqui, Jojo, Jurnee, and Jazz, several of whom are also actors. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland). His mother is African-American. Jussie Smollett graduated from Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, NJ.
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Smollett came out as gay during a televised interview with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2015.
In a 2016 interview with Out magazine, Jussie 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 Jussie’s gay character Jamaal Lyon from Empire engaged in a heterosexual tryst with a female character, Jussie 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 Jussie Smollett were incorporating their own sexual fluidity as gay men into Empire ’
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On January 29, 2019, Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago in what was described as a possible hate crime. Jussie 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 Jussie and put a noose around his neck. Jussie 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.