Joel Smollett Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height, Death

Joel Smollett was a well-known father of famous actors, Jake Smollett, Jussie Smollett, as well as Jurnee Smollett.

Childhood of Joel Smollett

Joel Smollett was born on October 8, 1956, to Peter Smollett and Molly Hirschenson. As of 2019, his age would be 63 if he was alive. He holds Russian & Polish nationality and belongs to the Jewish ethnicity. His sun sign is Libra. The names of his grandparents are Dawley Levy and David Smollett.

Was Joel Smollett Married?

He married his beautiful wife, Janet Smollett. He had six children whom the couple loved more than anything. The exciting thing about Joel’s family is all about love and support. All children are popular and well known in the Film industry. Moreover, they had two girls named Jurnee and Jazz and four boys named Jussie, Jake, Jacqui, and Jojo.

Jojo Smollett is their first child who is a well-known actor and producer. He was born on August 28, 1977. Similarly, Jussie Smollett is their second son who is a singer, actor, and photographer by profession. Jussie has been nominated numerous times for the awards and shows as well has been awarded various grants.

In addition, Jake Smollett is a 28-year-old American actor and the third son of the couple. He has appeared along with his sibling on the comedy show ‘On Our Own.’ Jurnee Smollett is the fourth child of Joel and Janet. She is also an American actress by profession who is popularly known for the sitcom ‘On Our Own.’

Late Joel Smollett with his family
Caption: Late Joel Smollett with his family

Likewise, Jazz Smollett is an actress and producer born in the year 1980, April 1. Whereas, Jocqui Smollett was born on August 2, 1993, and is the younger child of the couple.

Jocqui is regarded as the most talented child among Smollett children. He is working as an actor, technologist, and founder of Hosted Inc. He made his family one of the best-known families in the United States. Besides, his death was a huge loss for the Smollett kids. Presently, his widow wife is living a single life along with her six children in the United States.

What is Joel Smollett’s Net Worth and Salary?

Joel collected a decent amount of money from his career and his net worth was around $500 thousand. His celebrity daughter, Jurnee Smollett has an estimated net worth of $2 Million from her successful acting career.

Late Joel Smollett with his daughter, Jurnee Smollett
Caption: Late Joel Smollett with his daughter, Jurnee Smollett

Likewise, Jussie and Joel Smollett also have an estimated net worth of $500 thousand, respectively. The family book which was published in 2018, serves as another source of income for Joel’s family.

Moreover, the book which contains recipes of delicious cuisine with a blend of incredible culture sells for $19.79 on Amazon.

What is the Cause of Joel Smollett’s Death?

Unfortunately, at the age of 58, Joel Smollett died after a longtime battle with cancer. After his death, his son, Jussie confirmed the news and shared a tribute to his father on his Instagram platform.

Furthermore, the death of his father has touched him a lot. Neither, Joel’s wife tried to get involved in the other relationships, nor did his family members have forgotten him. His departed soul may have rest in peace.


  • Concerning his career, there is not much information about Joel Smollett’s professional career. Though he worked as a cable splicer he never stepped on the dream of his children.
  • He was a person many people can learn how to raise children in a caring way.
  • As he is the father of famous American actress Jurnee Smollett is famous for the Tv series like Full House and Hagin with Mr. Copper.
  • Similarly, she also co-starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom On Our Own alongside her siblings from 1994 to 1995.
Joel Smollett's family
Caption: Joel Smollett’s family
  • Similarly, Joel’s other celebrity daughter Jazz is known for movies like ‘All alone‘, ‘I need you, and many more. Also his son, Jussie is an actor.
  • Even more, his other children including Jojo, Jake, and Jocqui are also involved in the acting field.
  • Moreover, he was successful in his dream as all his children are well established. He hasn’t received any awards in his lifetime.