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      Jussie Smollett

      Jussie Smollett

      Highest Rated: 81% Marshall (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 21% The Mighty Ducks (1992)

      Birthday: Jun 21, 1982

      Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, USA

      Actor-singer Jussie Smollett was a juvenile performer in features like "The Mighty Ducks" (1992), but remained largely in the shadow of his younger sister, Jurnee ("Friday Night Lights," NBC/The 101, 2006-2011) before earning his breakout role on Lee Daniels' "Empire" (Fox, 2015- ). Born Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett on June 21, 1983 in Santa Rosa, Brazil, he was one of six performing siblings raised by his parents, Joel and June Smollett. Like his siblings Jurnee and Jake, Smollett began acting as a child, landing ensemble roles in "The Mighty Ducks" and the miniseries "Alex Haley's Queen" (CBS, 1993). The following year, he co-starred with all five of his siblings in the ABC sitcom "On Our Own" (1994-1995), about a brood of seven brothers and sisters who are being raised by the eldest sibling (comedian Ralph Louis Harris) after the death of their parents. Following the show's cancellation, Smollett left acting for more than a decade, choosing instead to focus on a career in music. In 2009, he appeared in "Pitch This," a comedy short written and produced by his brother Jake, before taking the lead in the independent gay-themed drama "The Skinny" (2012). That same year, he released a music EP, The Poisoned Hearts Club, but soon focused on acting as his primary medium. Guest roles on "The Mindy Project" (Fox, 2012-15; Hulu, 2015- ) and "Revenge" (ABC, 2011-15) preceded his return to series regular work on "Empire." The drama, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, featured Smollett as a singer-songwriter whose homosexuality alienated him from his father (Terrence Howard), the terminally ill head of a hip-hop record label. Between seasons, Smollett appeared in two high-profile films, the science fiction sequel "Alien: Covenant" (2017) and the Supreme Court biopic "Marshall" (2017), in which he played poet Langston Hughes. On January 29, 2019, Smollett was reportedly attacked while leaving a fast food restaurant in Chicago by two men yelling racial and homophobic slurs. According to press reports, he was beaten, covered in a chemical substance (reportedly bleach) and had a noose tied around his neck. In February 2019, Smollett was arrested for orchestrating the attack on himself, reportedly due to fears he would be written off of "Empire," but on March 26, in a surprise move, all charges against Smollett were dropped.

      Highest rated movies

      Marshall poster Marshall Alien: Covenant poster Alien: Covenant The Mighty Ducks poster The Mighty Ducks




      81% 84% Marshall Langston Hughes (Character) $10.0M 2017
      65% 55% Alien: Covenant Ricks (Character) $74.2M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: Covenant -- Prologue: Last Supper Ricks (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 55% The Skinny Magnus (Character) - 2012
      21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Terry Hall (Character) $50.7M 1992
      No Score Yet 29% A Little Piece of Heaven Salem Bordeaux (Character) - 1991


      84% 48% Empire Jamal Lyon (Character),
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
      86% 81% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 0% America Divided Unknown (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Music Performer,
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2015 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Host 2016-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 74% Lee Daniel's Star Jamal Lyon (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Smollett Eats Self 2016
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 46% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 10% The View Music Performer 2015
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2015
      69% 78% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      86% 82% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      0% No Score Yet On Our Own Unknown (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1993