Who is Jake Smollett?
Jake Smollett was born on 29 July 1989 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in New York City USA. He’s a 32-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Joc Jerrico in “On Our Own” (1994-1995), and playing Noser in “The Middleman” (2008). He’s also a celebrity chef, cookbook author and TV host known for his work on “Smollett Eats” (2016) and “Living By Design With Jake And Jazz” (2019).
How rich is he, as of now? Jake Smollett’s Net Worth
As of mid-2022, Jake Smollett’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry, since he’s worked on various TV shows and film titles. He’s also increased his fortune by running his own production company, and other endeavors.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Jake Smollett spent his early years in his hometown of New York City, where he was raised in a family of actors by his father Joel Smollett, and mother, Janet Smollett (née Harris). His father was Ashkenazi Jew who immigrated from Poland and Russia, and passed away in 2015, and while his mother is African American. He has five siblings, three brothers named Jojo, Jocqui and Jussie, and two sisters named Jazz and Jurnee. He holds American nationality, belongs to a mixed ethnic group, and is a Christian.
Rise to Fame
Jake Smollett launched his career as a diaper model when he was only three months old, while he made his debut TV appearance as Jake in the episode “Miracle In Oaktown” of the ABC sitcom “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” in 1992, when he was only three years old. His big break came when he starred next to his brothers and sisters in another ABC sitcom, entitled “On Our Own”, in which he landed the role of Joc Jerrico.
The series was created by David W. Duclon and broadcast for a single season from 1994 to 1995 – for his performance, Jake received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV Series. In 1997, he shared the screen with his sister Jurnee Smollett in the critically acclaimed southern gothic drama film “Eve’s Bayou”, in which he played Poe Batiste, the son of Samuel L. Jackson’s character. He then took a break from acting for several years.
In 2006, Jake Smollett was the director of the sports video “Model Workout With Troy Warwell”.
In 2008, he e was chosen to portray Noser in the ABC Family action-adventure drama series “The Middleman”, the series is based on the Viper Comics series of the same title created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine, and he appeared next to such actors as Matt Keeslar, Mary Pat Gleason and Natalie Morales. The following year, he wrote, produced, and starred as Luke in the short comedy film “Pitch This”, which was directed by Troy Warwell, and also features his brother Jussie Smollett and Sherry Mattson.
Jake Smollett’s next project came when he launched his own IronPack Production company, and started producing various cooking and lifestyle shows.
In 2016, he joined his five siblings in the Food Network cook show “Smollett Eats”, for which he also served as an executive producer, and later that year, he appeared as a judge in an episode of the hit Food Network reality cooking game show “Chopped Junior”. From 2016 to 2018, he was cast in the cooking segments of the TV talk show “The Rachael Ray Show”, which aired in syndication.
He and his siblings then published the cookbook “The Family Table: Recipes And Moments From A Nomadic Life” (2018). From 2020 to 2021, he produced and co-hosted with his sister Jazz the Cleo TV design show “Living By Design With Jake And Jazz”, in which he shows his construction skills.
Most recently, Jake served as a judge in an episode of the Food Network game show “Save The Leftovers”, and launched his own YouTube web series, entitled “RAW With Jake Smollett”. In addition to his love for cooking, he also runs his own blog on which he shares various recipes.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Jake Smollett has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is around 172lbs (78kgs). However, information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Jake Smollett isn’t very open when it comes to speak about his personal life, and he tends to keep all details about it away from the spotlight. However, there were some rumors that he was previously romantically involved with singer Grace Gibson, but little is known about that. His current relationship status is a mystery, but he’s presumed to be single, hasn’t married or become engeaged, and doesn’t have children. His current residence is in Los Angeles.