Jussie Smollett is an actor, singer and photographer who began his career at the age of nine. He started off co-starring in 1992’s The Mighty Ducks and 1994’s North. In 2012, he snagged the lead role in the LGBT-themed comedy-drama The Skinny. Two years later, he became a household name when he was cast as Jamal Lyon in the Lee Daniels-directed FOX series Empire.