Jussie Smollett ( JUSS-ee, born June 21, 1982) is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 acting in films including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner's North (1994). In 2015, Smollett portrayed musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire, a role that was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a black gay man on television. Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant (2017) as Ricks and in Marshall (2017) as Langston Hughes.
|Full name at birth||
Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett
|Claim to fame||
Jamal Lyon on Empire, Staged a fake hate crime
|Date of birth||
21 June 1982
|Place of birth||
Santa Rosa, California, USA
6' 1½" (187 cm)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Vincent Cirrincione Associates (LA)
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