He later guest-starred on The Mindy Project and Revenge.
In 2014, Smollett was cast as Jamal Lyon—a gay musician who struggles to gain his father's approval—opposite Taraji P.
Jacqui's sister Jurnee is a prominent American actress known best for her performance in The Great Debaters, Eve's Bayou, True Blood and much more. Jocqui along with his siblings went on to act in the TV show, On Our Own.
His elder brother Jessie is also an actor as well as a singer who is best known for his performance in Empire. He is credited for appearing in 20 of its episodes. He has also worked as a production assistant in Amanda’s Return and Pitch This. He is very much focused on his work at present because he is a growing actor.
Actor Jussie Smollett (pictured left) plays the gay middle-child in the Lyon family on Fox’s new show Empire, and has been deliberate in avoiding questions about his own sexuality in the media. I just don’t choose to talk about my personal life.” “I think that our show represents a huge opportunity to stay in the culture beyond entertainment value and there’s an intrinsic nature of you have the gay factor, right? like I know Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community.
But one of his fellow actors, Malik Yoba, may have outed him.
Jocqui Smollett was born to Joel Smollett and Janet Smollett.
His father was Jewish and immigrated from Russia and Poland and his mother is African-American.
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In 2015, Smollett attracted international attention and received rave reviews for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox music-industry primetime TV drama Empire.