Jocqui Smollett Biography

Jocqui Smollett, a former American child actor, has transitioned into a successful career as a data analysis manager at Snowflake Computing. With a background in data analysis at Survey Monkey, Jocqui brings valuable expertise to his current role. Growing up in a family of actors, Jocqui and his siblings made appearances on various television shows, including the popular sitcom ‘On Our Own’ and the family cooking show ‘Smollett Eats’. Alongside his professional endeavors, Jocqui has also worked as an executive producer and contributed to the production of several projects.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 29 Years
  • Family: father – Joel Smollett, mother – Janet Smollett, siblings – Jake Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jojo Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jussie Smollett
  • Business People
  • Former Child Actors
  • Height: 5’5″ (165 cm)
  • U.S. State: California

Rise to Stardom

Jocqui Smollett gained fame at a young age when he appeared on ABC’s TV show ‘On Our Own’ in 1994. The show also featured his real-life siblings as his on-screen siblings. After taking a break from television to focus on his education and career, he returned to the screen in 2016 for his family’s cooking show ‘Smollett Eats’. Recently, he resurfaced to support his brother Jussie following a controversy surrounding an alleged hate crime assault on him in early 2019.


Jocqui Smollett founded ‘Next Level: Advancement to Cultural Understanding’ in 2008 while still a student. He remained the president of the group until 2010. In 2010, he also founded ‘Raising The Bar’, an initiative aimed at improving math and science performances among youth in underprivileged communities. Throughout his education, he held various positions such as field manager, assistant financial operating officer, and research assistant. After completing his education, he worked in sales operations and data analysis roles at different companies.

Family & Personal Life

Jocqui Smollett was born on August 2, 1994, in Santa Rosa, California, to actors Janet and Joel Smollett. His father was of Jewish American descent, while his mother is of African-American heritage. He has three brothers and two sisters, all of whom have worked in the entertainment industry. Jocqui attended Calabasas High School and went on to earn a dual bachelor’s degree in global economics and pure mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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