Jussie Smollett recently announced that he’ll play Langston Hughes in the upcoming Thurgood Marshall biopic. The world fell in love with him as Jamal Lyon but he’s slowly but surely adding additional roles to his resume.
The talented actor also landed a role in Alien: Covenant, set to release on August 4, 2017. The film will most likely be the first blockbuster of his career. The Alien franchise is produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Ridley Scott. Jussie’s in good hands to say the least.
1992 marked the year the actor made his debut in the film The Mighty Ducks. Two years later he landed a role in the movie North. In 1994 he also starred in the ABC sitcom On Our Own alongside his five siblings.
The actor disappeared from the industry from 1996-2011. In 2012, Smollett returned to the entertainment world with the leading role in the film The Skinny. The same year, the actor released his debut EP The Poisoned Hearts Club.
In 2015, the actor took over the world as everyone’s favorite Empire artist, Jamal Lyon. He is currently signed with Columbia Records and will release a new album soon! Check out the infographic below for some additional facts about the amazing actor, songwriter and singer.
Jussie Smollett Infographic
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