Janet and Joel Smollett 6 Children; Meet Their Son & Daughter

Which parents do not want to raise their kids to become successful human beings? For many parents, it’s all they desire, and something they use their whole life to achieve. So, Janet and Joel Smollett couldn’t ask for anything else then their current lives where all of their six children have grown to be not just successful people but world-famous celebrities.

Here today, we will be discussing all of their children. You might already know their son Jussie and daughter Jurnee but what about the rest of their children. Learn about their sons and daughters and also their married life as husband and wife.

Janet and Joel Smollett Married until Death did Them Apart

Joel Smollett, the family patriarch, was born on October 8, 1956, to mother Molly Hirschenson and Peter Smollett. His parents were of Polish, Romanian and Russian nationality and belonged to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Not much is known about him, but he must have immigrated to America where he would meet his wife, Janet Smollett.

Janet Smollett was born on November 27, 1952, in America. Like her husband, early years of her life are also missing, but thankfully, we know all the crucial bits that start from how they met. They met in the Bay Area of Oakland, where Janet was one of the top activists for the civil rights movement. Janet Smollett even worked closely with Black Panther Party founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.

Image of Janet Smollett and her late husband Joel Smollett

Janet Smollett and her late husband, Joel Smollett

Her future-husband also happened to support the cause and joined the campaign. So in a way, their love story began like that of a movie where two activist rebels, falling in love. Anyway, a few years later, they got married and had six children together. All of their children were super-talented, and their parents wasted no opportunity to promote and encourage them to be successful artists.

Joel Smollett, unfortunately, died on January 15, 2015, after a long tiresome battle with cancer. At least Joel got to see all of his children grow up to be beautiful people before he passed away. Let us look at a brief bio and net worth of all his children; Jazz, Jojo, Jurnee, Jussie, Jack, and Jocqui.

Jojo Smollett Net Worth & Bio

Jojo Smollet is the eldest of his siblings being born first on August 28, 1977, in New York City, New York. He, like the rest of his siblings, started as a child actor with their 90s NBC sitcom ‘On Our Own’ featuring all five of his siblings. Since then, he has appeared in the series ‘The Practice’ in 1997 and movies like City of Hope and Last Breeze of Summer in 1991.

Despite having a good career in Hollywood, we are unable to find his net worth. Maybe he did not hold a career-long or big enough to estimate his net worth quickly. Recently, he is not active in the acting scene, the last we heard he was working in a non-profit in 2016.

Image of American actor, Jojo Smollett

American actor, Jojo Smollett

Despite not being active as a celebrity, lights fall on his due to his relatively more famous siblings. He was very vocal in defending his brother, who was accused of reporting a falsified incident of a racial hate crime in early 2019. We would read about it in detail shortly. Jojo wrote a letter to Bet titled, “What if Jussie is telling the truth?”

Aside from stating his brother’s side of the incident, Jojo also brought to light that the continuous attack on his little brother’s reputation and character with the case was a traumatic experience. He further reported that Jussie was even having violent night terrors.

Jazz Smollett Net Worth & Bio

Jazz Smollett, the second-oldest, was born on April 1, 1980, in California. She also tried her hand in acting after ‘On Our Own.’ However, she couldn’t seem to find as much success as the rest of her siblings. She has a couple of credentials, in short, low-budget movies like ‘I Want You’ and ‘Always with You.’ She also worked behind the scenes as a producer and production manager in many projects too.

Image of American actress, Jazz Smollett

American actress, Jazz Smollett

Due to the lack of information in her career, we do not know her exact net worth as of now. However, she is also part of their family’s cooking business. She frequently appears in their siblings’ cooking show on the Food Network called ‘Smollett Eats.’ She also collaborated with the rest of her siblings to produce their family-based cookbook called ‘The Family Table Cookbook, ‘ which sells for a little over $19 on Amazon.

Jussie Smollett Net Worth & Bio

Jussie Smollett is another much more popular of the Smollett siblings. He was born on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rosa, California. Jussie thrived as a child artist appearing in movies like ‘The Mighty Ducks’ while also looking in ‘On Our Own.’

He also was in the 2017 ‘Alien: The Covenant’ movie, but perhaps he is most reputed for being in the hit FOX musical drama series ‘Empire.’ His entire career sets him at a net worth of around $500,000.

Image of Actor, Jussie Smollett

Actor, Jussie Smollett

Smollett, on his 2015 appearance in Ellen DeGeneres’s show, came out as gay. He later also added that he is gay, but in the future, if he were to love a woman, he would gladly marry her.

In 2019, Jussie Smollet is still not entirely over a significant controversy. On January 29, he filed a police report on being a target of a racial and homophobic hate crime by two men wearing ski masks near his residential area. After police investigation and court trials, on February 20, the jury reversed the tables on Smollett.

Caption: New Video incriminating Jussie Smollett’s False Allegations 

They found him instead guilty of filing a false police report, and he surrendered to the Chicago police the next day. On March 26, Smollett was, however, let go without any charges and forfeit of his $10,000 bonds. He did have to commit to 16 hours of community service.

Jussie Smollett has since been blamed by people who so far as even accuse him of paying the men to attack him for public sympathy and publicity. FBI is still investigating as to why the charges were dropped so quickly and without any catch. This incident has undoubtedly affected Jussie Smollett’s net worth and career.

Jurnee Smollett Net Worth & Bio

Jurnee Smollett is the middle child and quite famous, so you must already know a little about her. She was born on October 1, 1986, in New York City. Along with her family’s sitcom ‘On Our Own,’ she also had recurring roles in two other sitcoms ‘Full House’ and ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper’ as a child actor.

Since then, she has starred in many TV series like ‘Cosby,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Friday Nights Lights,’ ‘The Defenders’ and ‘True Blood.’ Her more recent work was as a slave Rosalee in ‘Underground,’ which also had her brother Jussie as a guest star. Her movies include ‘Gridiron Gang’ starring Dwayne Johnson and ‘Hands of Stone’ starring Robert De Nero.

Image of American actress, Jurnee Smollett

American actress, Jurnee Smollett

We cannot forget her early work in the movie ‘Eve’s Bayou‘ starring Samuel L. Jackson that launched her career. It is through this entire great acting career she sports a net worth of around $2 million. Her most recent project is the highly anticipated 2020 DC movie ‘Birds of Prey’, where she would be playing the role of Black Canary.

She currently goes by the name Jurnee Smollett-Bell as she is married to Josiah Bell, a musician on October 24, 2010. They also have a child together, a son born on October 31, 2016, named Hunter Zion Bell.

Jake Smollett Net Worth and Bio

Jake Smollett is another of the siblings for whom the acting career never really cut it. He did try by sharing screens with his sister Jurnee in her breakthrough movie ‘Eve’s Bayou’ as well as ABC Family’s series ‘The Middleman,’ but it did not happen.

Image of American actor, Jake Smollett

American actor, Jake Smollett

However, Jake found his true calling when he, along with his siblings, got their food show, ‘Smollett Eats.’ He realized that his career as an actor might only be limited diaper ads as a toddler and family shows as a child. He also was a significant contributor in their family’s cookbook. His net worth is estimated from $5 to $10 million, but we doubt it is as high as that.

Image of The Smollett Siblings collaborative family cookbook available in amazon at $20

The Smollett Siblings collaborative family cookbook available in amazon at $20

Born on July 29, 1989, in New York City, Jake is 30 years old. More information about his net worth and bio are still under study.

Jocqui Smollett Net Worth and Bio

Jocqui Smollett is the youngest of the sibling being born on August 2, 1994, in Santa Rosa, California. After comedy sitcom ‘On Our Own,’ Jocqui has strayed away from the entertainment industry except for their family’s food show.

However, that by no angle means that he is any less successful. Jocqui Smollett has been an overachiever ever since his childhood. He founded groups like ‘Raising the Bar’ in 2012 for helping students from backend communities receive an education. He was the field manager of the student union while attending the University of California in San Cruz.

Image of American actor, Jocqui Smollett

American actor, Jocqui Smollett

We could go on and on about his early life, but you are more interested in his career, aren’t you? Well, the 25-year-old works at a tech firm. He used to work for the world’s largest surveying software company called Survey Monkey. Now he is a data analyst manager for a company by the name of Snowflake Computing.

His net worth remains a matter with sources claiming it to be as high as $10 million and as low as $500,000. We still have incomplete information on Jocqui. We do know that the average salary of a data analyst manager in California is around $95,000. Snowflake is a pretty big multi-million dollar company so his salary must be more significant than that, but you would have to wait on getting more accurate net worth on Jocqui Smollett

Joel and Janet Smollett Children; Sons and Daughter

Children Name Birthdate Age Net Worth Profession
Jojo Smollett August 28, 1977 42 years old Under-review Actor/Philanthropist
Jazz Smollett April 1, 1980 39 years old Unknown Actor
Jussie Smollett June 21, 1983 36 years old $500,000 Actor
Jurnee Smollett-Bell October 1, 1986 33 years old $ 2 million Actor
Jack Smollett July 29, 1989 30 years old Under-review Chef/Actor
Jocqui Smollett August 2, 1994 25 years old Under-review Data Analyst Manager

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