Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:59 pm
Jussie Smollett is found guilty of filing a false police report in a hate crime hoax. He was found guilty on 5 of 6 counts of disorderly conduct on 9 December 2021. Smollett had faked a hate crime and filed a false police report back in January 2019. He filed a false report that he was attacked outside his apartment building by two men in ski masks who used racial and homophobic slurs against Smollett. The charges against Smollett were dropped in March 2019. However, he was reindicted on similar charges relating to the same incident. His trial began in November 2021 and was found guilty by the jury the following December.
Jussie Smollett is an American actor and singer who started his career as a child actor in 1991. He appeared as a child actor in films, The Mighty Ducks (1992) and North (1994). He also appeared as a child actor in several television series. He is famous for his role as musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series, Empire.
How Many Siblings Does Jussie Smollett Have?
Empire star Jussie Smollett has 5 siblings. He has three brothers, Jake, Jocqui, and Jojo, and two sisters, Jurnee and Jazz. They were born to an African-American mother, Janet, and a Jewish father, Joel. Born in Santa Rosa, California, the family moved to the Elmhurst neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens when he was two years old. The family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven years old.
Jussie Smollett is not only an actor from the Smollett family. Several of his siblings are also in the entertainment industry. His brother Jake is an American actor who started his career as a diaper model. Later, he starred in several movies and tv shows including On Our Own, Eve's Bayou, and The Middleman. Jake is also a cooking personality who appeared alongside his siblings on the cooking show, Smollett Eats. He was a guest judge on Food Network's hit show, Chopped Junior. He was also part of The Rachael Ray Show in 2017 for the cooking segment.
Jussie's sister Jurnee is also an Emmy-nominated actress who began her acting career as a child actress. Jurnee is known for her television roles in Full House, Cosby, Friday Night Lights, The Defenders, True Blood, Underground, and Lovecraft Country among others. She is also known for her film roles in Eve's Bayou, Birds of Prey, and The Great Debaters among others. Jurnee was married to musician Josiah Bell from 2010 until their divorce in 2020. They share a son named Hunter.
Jussie and his all five siblings starred in the ABC sitcom, On Our Own in the mid-1990s.
Is Jurnee Smollett Related To Jussie Smollett?
Yes, Jurnee Smollett related to Jussie Smollett. Jurnee is one of five siblings of the Fox drama series, Empire actor, Jussie Smollett. The Smollett siblings consist of three boys Jake, Jocqui, and Jojo, and two girls Junee and Jazz. A recipient of NAACP Image Awards, Jurnee was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work in Lovecraft Country.