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Jussie Smollett
Fri, 2019-Feb-22 02:05 UTC
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With 501,861 views on Thursday, 21 February 2019 our article of the day is Jussie Smollett.

Justin Smollett (born June 21, 1982), better known as Jussie Smollett ( JUSS-ee ), is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 starring in commercials and films, including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner's North (1994). In 2015, Smollett attracted attention and received a highly positive critical reception for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire (2015). Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant (2017) as Ricks and in Marshall (2017) as Langston Hughes.

On January 29, 2019, Smollet reported to Chicago police that he was assaulted in a hate crime. On February 20, Smollett was indicted for disorderly conduct for allegedly staging the attack and filing a false police report. Police alleged that he intended to further his career by tying the incident to racism in the United States and Donald Trump.

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