Janet Smollet biography, net worth, parents


Janet Smollet biography, net worth

Janet Smollet biography, net worth, parents

Janet Smollet is an American activist who made it to the limelight owing to the celebrity status of her six children, who are top stars in the entertainment industry.

After losing her husband to death, Janet Smollet proved to be a strong woman as she trained her six children herself and chose not to remarry.

She happened to be the first coach of her children and exposed them to singing, acting, dancing, among others.

This article is focused on what you should know about Janet Smolet

Profile Summary

Born Name Jannet Harris
Birth Place New Orleans, US
Height 5 feet 6 inches
Eye Color Brown
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Entrepreneur
Husband Joel Smollett (died.2015)
Net Worth $250,000
Weight 51 kg
Age 69 years old

Janet Smollet’s Biography

Her real name is Janet Harris, born on 27th November of 1952 in New Orleans. There are no details of who her parents are.

ALSO READ  Dare Taylor’s biography: age, career and update on Disney World’s Jasmine

Janet was married to Joel Smollett Sr; and together, they had six children named Jussie, Jojo, Jake, Jocqui, Jurnee, and Jazz Smollett.


No details on is available on the internet concerning her education history.


Janet Smollet is a civil rights activist who campaigned with her husband Joel in the Bay Area. She was reported to have worked with political activists like Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.


Although there are no details of when Janet and Joel got married, they met during one of their activists’ campaigns. The two were in love with each other and were together until 2015, when Joel passed on.

Joel died on January 7, 2015, after battling cancer. He was described as a supporting father, a loving husband, and an inspiration to his kids, who attribute their career success in the entertainment industry to him.

Even though she misses her husband, Janet Smollet didn’t let his death weigh her down as she went on to train their six children alone.

ALSO READ  Princess Biography: All You Need To Know About The BBNaija Housemate

Their Children now

Jojo Smollett, who is the first child, is now an actor and producer. Jake is into acting and culinary. Jazz Smollett is a Hollywood actress/producer who is married to Troy Warwell and has a daughter. Jurnee Smollett is an actress married to Josian bell. Jussie is an actor, photographer, and singer. Jacqui Smollett, who is the youngest, is an actor, a technologist and a D.J.

Net Worth

Janet Smollet is reportedly worth around $250,000

The Family Cookbook

In 2018, some of Janet’s children which include, Jazz, Jake, Jurnee, and Jussie published a cookbook titled The Family Table: Recipes and Moments From a Nomadic Life, to celebrate the food-centric traditions used by their mother. The book described how Janet was able to keep the family together through their meal. The book sells for $20 on Amazon.

Janet Smollet is considered the matriarch, who has done well even without her husband to see that her children talents were identified, encouraged and well utilised. She allowed them to build on it and assisted them until they found their feet in the entertainment industry. Today her children are some of the most popular actors and actresses.

Previous articleRobert Noah net worth, wife, brother, updates on Trevor Noah’s father
Next articleAraya Crosskill biography, net worth, parents, movies, husband-Parisa Fitz-Henley
I studied civil engineering and i am a passionate blogger....