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Born: June 21, 1982 (age 39 years), Santa Rosa, California, United States
Siblings: Jurnee Smollett, Jake Smollett, Jojo Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jazz Smollett
Parents: Joel Smollett, Janet Smollett
Albums: Sum of My Music
Birthday: June 21, 1982 Black Celebrities Born On June 21
Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Gemini
Also Known As: Justin Smollett
Born Country: United States
Born In: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Famous As: Actor
Height: 6’0″ (183 cm), 6’0″ Males
Father: Joel, Joel Smollett
Mother: Janet, Janet Smollett
Siblings: Jake, Jake Smollett, Jazz, Jazz Smollett, Jocqui, Jocqui Smollett, Jojo, Jojo Smollett, Jurnee, Jurnee Smollett-Bell
U.S. State: California, African-American From California
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Smollett publicly came out as gay during a televised interview with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2015.
In a 2016 interview with Out, he 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.”
When Smollett’s gay character from Empire engaged in a tryst with a female character, Smollett defended the plot development by stating that he and Empire’s co-creator Lee Daniels were trying to create a conversation about sexual fluidity in the gay community.
While he and Smollett are gay, Daniels has stated that they occasionally want to have sex with women. Daniels stated, “We’re showing life on Empire,” meaning that both he and Smollett were incorporating their own sexual fluidity as gay men into the show.
According to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Smollett pleaded no contest to providing false information to law enforcement in a 2007 misdemeanor case resulting from a DUI stop in which Smollett gave police a false name and signed his brother’s name on the summons promising to appear in court.
Smollett also pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit and driving without a valid driver’s license and was sentenced to a fine and two years of probation.
Jussie Smollett was born Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett on 21 June, 1982, in Santa Rosa (Soma County), California, USA, to Janet and Joel. His father is Ashkenazi Jewish and his mother is Afro-American.
He grew up along with his siblings, Jake, Jojo, Jocqui, Jazz, and Jurnee. His siblings grew up to become actors.
He graduated from ‘Paramus Catholic High School’ in Paramus, New Jersey.
Smollett revealed to his parents that he was gay when he was 19 years old.
He has been an activist since his childhood. When he was ten, he lost one of his co-actors to HIV. As a young boy, he was devastated on learning about the incident and henceforth took initiative to spread awareness about HIV, racism, and homophobia.
At the age of 16, he began volunteering at the ‘Black AIDS Institute’ under the mentorship of Phill Wilson.