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Janet Smollett

Shally Published On Tue Apr 21 2020   Modified On Tue Apr 21 2020
Janet Smollett

Facts of Janet Smollett

Full NameJanet Smollett
First NameJanet
Last NameSmollett
Birth NameJanet Harris
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfrican-American
Birth CityNew Orleans, Louisiana
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeSagittarius
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJoel Smollett
Networth250000
Networth$250 k
Date of BirthNovember 27,1952
Age67 years

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    Body and Relation Status of Janet Smollett

    What is Janet Smollett marital status ?Married
    Who is Janet Smollett married with?Joel Smollett

    American citizen Janet Smollett got her fame being the mother of actor Jussie SmollettJurnee Smollett, and television personality Jake Smollett. Her son Jussie came out of the closet at the age of nineteen, and she supported him.

    Born And Raised In New Orleans, Louisiana

    Janet Smollett was born Janet Harris on 27th November 1952, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. She belongs to African-American ethnicity and holds the American nationality. 

    Who Is Janet Harris's Husband?

    Janet Smollett is a widow. She was married to Jewish Joel Smollett. The couple met in the bay area for the first time and fall in love. The duo dated for a short time before tying the knot. 

    The couple blessed with six children, Jussie, Jake, Jazz, Jacqui, Jojo, and Jurnee Smollett

    The duo enjoyed a blissful marital life until her spouse's sudden death. Joel was fighting against cancer and died on 15th January 2015.

    Short Biography Of Janet Smollett's Children 

    Jussie Smollett

    Jussie Smollett is an actor who debuted from the television movie A Little Piece of Heaven in 1991. In the following year, he made his first appearance from the feature film The Mighty Ducks in 1992.

    Jussie Smollett at the World Premiere of Alien Covenant
    Jussie Smollett at the World Premiere of Alien Covenant
    SOURCE: Getty Image

    The actor appeared in the leading role from the television series On Our Own in 1994. He grabbed huge attention for appearing in the leading role in the television series Empire from 2015 to 2019.

    From his role in the Empire, he won Bet Awards for Best Actor and Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for Best Song/Recording Created for Television. 

    Jake Smollett 

    Jake Smollett is an actor, producer, and director who started her career from the 1992 television series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. She worked as executive producer and actor in 2014 television show On Our Own.

    The actress got her major role from the 2008 television series The Middleman for 12 episodes. The actress also appeared in television shows, including Rachael Ray, Home & Family, and Smollett Eats.

    Jocqui Smollett

    Jocquie Smollett started acting career from the television series On Our Own in 1994. The actor turned into a producer from the television series Smollett Eats in 2016.

    Jojo Smollett

    Jojo Smollett is an American producer and actor. The actor made his acting debut in the feature film City of Hope in 1991. The same year, he appeared in television series Roseanne.

    The actor got his major role in the television series On Our Own in 1994. The actor debuted as a producer from the television series Smollett Eats.

    Jazz Smollett

    Jazz Smollett is an actress, producer, and production manager. The actor appeared in television show Smollett Eats and worked as executive producer. She appeared in television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, Home & Family, and The Chew

    Jurnee Smollett

    Jurnee Smollett is an actress and producer who first appeared in television series Out All Night in 1992.  The same year, she appeared in television series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

    In 1994, she worked as an executive producer from the television show On Our Own. The actress made her major role from the series Friday Night Lights in 2009. She even appeared in television series, including Underground and Sofia the First.

    Jurnee Smollett at the world premiere of Bird of Prey
    Jurnee Smollett at the world premiere of Bird of Prey
    SOURCE: Getty Image

    In 2020, she appeared in DC's comics adaptation feature film Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

    Leads A Comfortable Life

    Janet Smollett has not shared any information regarding her professional career and net worth. However, some online sources suggested, Joel Smollett's wife has an estimated net worth of $250,000, as of 2020.

    Janet's children earned fame and fortune from their respective careers. Her son Jussie Smollett has a net worth of $1.5 million, as of 2020.

    Janet's daughter Jurnee Smollett has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

    At the starting of the Empire series, Jussie earned $35,000 per episode. Gradually his salary raised to $65,000 and then to $100,000 per episode. 

    Jussie bought a house in Los Angeles for $1.687 million in 2016. Later in July 2019, he sold the house with a $30,000 loss.