Macy’s and Sean John presented the Face of Sean John’s 2015 Fall Holiday campaign – actor and recording artist Jussie Smollett – at the Macy’s in Lenox Square Mall on Saturday, November 14th. During the event, he presented a check to the Boys and Girls Club of America, received a Key to the City, and greeted hundreds of fans who came to meet him.
Jussie Smollett stars as Jamal Lyon on the hit series Empire from creator/producers Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. His role allows him to blend his acting, singing, and songwriting skills in this high-octane family drama, which is a historic hit on FOX. Some of his feature film credits include The Mighty Ducks, Rob Reiner’s North, and Alex Haley’s Queen. Recently, he has appeared on Revenge and The Mindy Project and guest stars on the upcoming series UNDERGROUND on WGN.
On the music front, the singer/songwriter who also graced the Spring 2015 cover of Urban Lux Mag, is currently recording his album, described as a mix of pop and soul with alternative hip-hop beats. Smollett is actively involved in numerous charities and was named by the Black AIDS Institute as one of the “30 Artists Under 30”, truly making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He was recently inducted into their hall of fame. He sits on the Boards of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), The Black Aids Institute the RuJohn Foundation, which supplies clothes, school materials and scholarships to children in Jamaica and the U.S.