Related Information for Jussie Smollett Jussie Smollett (born June 21, 1983) is an American actor, singer and photographer. In 2015, Smollett began starring as Jamal Lyon in the Fox musical primetime soap opera, Empire. As a child, he co-starred in a number of films, including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and North (1994).Smollett was born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has three brothers and two sisters: Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jojo Smollett, Jurnee Smollett and Jazz Smollett.Smollett began his acting career a.. read more