Jazz Smollett Wiki, Siblings, Parents, Husband

By Sachindra Karki | Published On: 12 Jul, 2019
Jazz Smollett Wiki, Siblings, Parents, Husband

Fans familiar with ABC’s sitcom On Your Own might recognize the talented actress Jazz Smollett as Jai Jerrico from the show. The actress starred along with her real-life-siblings in the show from 1994 to 1995.

Jazz has also co-produced the Food Network’s family cooking show ‘Smollett Eats.’ Besides that, she is the founder of a women’s film festival in Los Angeles.

Wiki-Bio & Height

The 39-years-old actress, who was born on 1 April 1980, possesses a mixed ethnicity (African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry).

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She is only a few inches shorter than her husband, Troy Wardwell who is supposed to be 1.91 meters (6ft 3 inch) tall in height. Details regarding her weight are yet to get revealed.

Her Family Life

Second oldest among six children, Jazz is a daughter of parents, father Joel Smollett and her mother, Janet Smollett. Her father was a cable splicer whereas her mother was an actress.

She grew up with five siblings, Jojo Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jacqui Smollett, Jake Smollett, and Jurnee Smollett, in New York City until the family of eight moved to Los Angeles. Being the second oldest among her siblings, she always has been a leader in the family and leads them in social gatherings.

Jazz also is supportive of her parents and siblings. For instance, during the brother, Jussie Smollett's controversy in January 2019, she was one who rushed towards his defense and fought against the alleged assault.

Wedding; Husband & Children

Jazz is the mother of a daughter named Nylah whom she got blessed with her husband, Troy Wardwell. She, who kept her personal life a low-key, reportedly got married to fitness and fashion model Troy in an intimate wedding ceremony in 2012.

Not much is known about her husband except his professional bio. Troy has worked as a writer and producer for a few works including Amanda Return, Always With You and One test Two Trust.

Jazz, however, feels free to give glimpses of her daughter on social media. From the look of it, her daughter, who was born in July 2014 and has turned the age of five in July 2019. Jazz indeed is flourished by the arrival of her child, daughter, and happy is she because her girl has now graduated from her pre-school.

Jazz Smollett smiling with her daughter(Photo: Jazz's Instagram)

Although Jazz has the only baby, Nylah, she let her kid to spend her time with a small cousin. Both the children, a daughter, and cousin share and enjoys their presence that comes with having a younger sibling. 

Currently, Jazz and her family reside at Elmhurst, Queens.

How Much Is Jazz’s Net Worth

The American actress began her acting career from a young age in the ABC series On Our Own. She played the character Jai Jerrico in the series from 1994 to 1995, and her siblings were cast as other children of Jerrico.

Jazz’s performance in the series opened her path for different successful projects later in her career.  She became a part of the short movie I Want You and helped in the production of  Always With You and Silent Spaces(2008).

In 2016, the On Our Own Star co-produced cooking show Smollett Eats with her siblings. She also co-authored the cookbook The family Table with her siblings Jake, Jurnee, and Jussie, in 2018.

As of present, the net worth of the American actress hasn’t been estimated yet. However, her involvement as an actress, author, and producer has undoubtedly attracted a hefty sum of riches in her life. As for her brother Jussie Smollett, he has an estimated salary of around $1.5 Million. In 2019th alleged charge against Jussie, Mark Geragos represented him as a lawyer.