Joel Smollett was a well-known father of famous actors, Jake Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett. He was the one who did his best to uplift his children’s career. He was married to Janet (née Harris) and has six children altogether. On 7th January 2015, Joel died at the age of 58 due to cancer. He was battling against cancer for the longtime and could not survive from the disease.
Joel Smollett was born on under the birth sign Libra on October 8, 1956. He holds Russian & Polish nationality and belongs to Jewish ethnicity.
At the age of 58, Joel Smollett died after the longtime battle of cancer. After his death, his son, Jussie confirmed the news and shared a tribute towards his father in his Instagram platform with a post,
My family lost our king. You showed deepest strength and dignity until your last breath. DAD .. You are not just a fighter. You are a Champ! I love and honor you and will continue to work hard to make you proud. I will always and forever be your son. You Live on. Fly High Daddy.
Joel was a married man and has six children. He wedded Janet Smollett (née Harris). However, the exact date of their wedding is under review. The couple met each other in the Bay Area, as per some online sources.
Talking about their children, He has six children; Jussie Smollett, Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jojo Smollett, Jurnee Smollett, and Jazz Smollett. All of his children are involved in the entertainment field.
One of his daughters Jurnee Smollett is an actress known for her appearance in 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; Jojo Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, from 1994 to 1995.
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✨Legendary night for a legendary woman. ✨ Happy 65th bday Mommy!! _______________________________________ S/o to my people who made this night so epic. Bravo to @jussiesmollett @jakesmollett And @jocquismollett For turning Jussie’s house into a jazz club 🤪. We danced to the amazing sounds of @lemarcarter, @cmuzic, @alexkyhn, and beautiful @maiyasykes. (@jstereoofficial you are a g for putting them all together). We ate gumbo and food for our soul by @CastlesCatering. And mommy’s 65 candles almost burned down the epic cake by @sweetbakeshop. 😂😂 EPIC!! #happybirthdaymommy 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎊🎀❤️❤️❤️💝💝❤️🎈🎁🎊🎉
Likewise, his other daughter, Jazz Smollett is also an actress, best known for the movies like ‘All alone‘, ‘I need you’ and many more.
Coming towards his career, There is no much information about Joel Smollett’s professional career and personal life. Also, he also kept his personal life away from social media.
Talking about Joel’s income sources, Smollett’s salary is not disclosed as his career details are not clear. However, he has not revealed the exact figure of his salary and net worth to the media. Besides, Joel was one of the struggling father who did his best for his children’s career.
According to some sources, his celebrity daughter Jurnee Smollett has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Similarly, his son Joel Smollett has a net worth of $500 thousand.