LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23:  Actor Jussie Smollett attends Opening Ceremony and Calvin Klein Jeans' celebration launch of the #mycalvins Denim Series with special guest Kendall Jenner at Chateau Marmont on April 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Calvin Klein)

Jussie Smollett


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.