Jussie Smollett

American actor, singer, director and photographer

Justin "Jussie" Smollett (born June 21, 1982 or 1983) is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987. His movies include The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner's North (1994).[1]

Smollett released his first extended play album, The Poisoned Hearts Club in 2012.

Smollett was born in Santa Rosa, California. Some sources say he was born in 1982. Others say he was born in 1983.[2]

Smollett was indicted on February 20, 2019, for disorderly conduct. He paid two men to attack him, and that he filed a false police report.[3] On March 26, 2019, Smollett's defense team reached a deal with prosecutors. They agreed to drop all charges. Smollett agreed to perform community service and lose the money he paid for his bail.[4]


  1. "Jussie Smollett". Biographies. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  2. "Jussie Smollett". Biography.com. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  3. Nemetz, Dave (February 20, 2019). "Jussie Smollett Indicted, Charged With Felony for Filing False Police Report". TVLine. United States: TVLine Media, LLC (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  4. Crepeau, Megan; Buckley, Madeline (March 26, 2019). "Cook County prosecutors drop all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett". Chicago Tribune. United States: Tribune Publishing. Retrieved March 26, 2019.