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About Janet Smollett - Author and Mother of Smollett Family

Published Fri Jun 19 2020 By Aashika
About Janet Smollett - Author and Mother of Smollett Family

Janet Smollett came into limelight due her children and grab the attention of media and people. She is also known for being the wife of the late Joel Smollett. 

She was born on 27 November 1952, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. During her younger age, she was an active member of the US Civil Rights movement, campaigning. 

Here is everything that you should know about Janett.

What's Her Net Worth?

Smollett has an estimated net worth of $250k. She earned this amount from her cookbook named 'The Family Table: Recipes and Moments From a Nomadic Life'. She book related to the recipes of delicious cuisine with a blend of incredible culture sells for $20 on Amazon. In past days, she was also a teacher.

Husband: Joel Smollett

Janet married her love of life, Joel Smollett. She met him in the Bay Area for the first time. They were together until the death of Joel but both were deep in love. At an early age, they didn't have rumored of an affair. From their marriage, they became parents of six children and were living a happy life. 

Janet Smollett with her husband Joel Smollett and children.

Death of Her Husband 

Her most tragedy phase was when her husband and life-partner passed away. Joel Smollett died on January 15, 2025. He was battling cancer for a long time. At that time, six children supported her. 

On that day, her son, Jussie Smollett, shared a tribute towards his father and accorded the emotionally-string message on Instagram. 

Jussie Smollett posts his father and his childhood picture on Instagram.
Image Source: Instagram

Has Six Children

Janet is the proud mother of six children named Jurnee, Jake, Jazz, Jacqui, Jojo, and Jussie. After the death of their father, all children grew up by their mother. Six children are very close to their mothers. In the successful life of her children, she played a vital role. 

Her six children have been contributing to the entertainment industry as an actor, producer, singer, photographer, actress, and social personality. All are successful in their field.

Jussie, Jojo, Jacqui, Jazz, Jake, Jurnee, and their middle mother, Janet  Smollett.
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Work For Civil Rights 

From her youth, she was a very vocal activist. She has participated in numerous US Civil Rights movements. She worked with several other activists during this time, including Huey Newton and Bobby Seal. All her life, she has fought for the rights of black people and HIV aids prevention.

Age and Body Measurement 

At the age of 67 years, she has been maintaining her body fit and has not any health issues. She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 51 kg. She has brown color hair and black color eyes.

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