Justice Smith falls among the many Hollywood stars who are reaping benefits from their lucrative profession. The American film and TV youngster who has been passionate about acting since his very young age is currently one of the prominent American up-and-comers with an excelling career. He is best known for his role as Franklin Webb in the internationally recognized science fiction film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Smith may still be young in terms of a number of years he has been in the entertainment industry, but he is certainly not inexperienced. He is one young actor who gives his best to every role he is given to portray. For those with little or no information about the young and promising actor, here’s all you need to know about him.
Justice Smith Biography
Born in Los Angeles, California, Justice Elio Smith is a brother to seven siblings. He was born on the 9th of August, 1995, and he grew up with his African American father. His siblings include his four sisters – Felicia, Adrienne, Cameo, and Victoria; and his brothers – Richard, Mark Cruz and Wayne Smith. Justice is known to have attended Orange County School of the Arts, where he graduated from in 2013.
Justice Smith began his acting career from an early age with his first role being in a kindergarten play of Three Billy Goats Gruff. He was also known for taking part in short plays and shows around Orange County. He, however, became more popular after being in two episodes of Nickelodeon’s 2014 comedy series, The Thundermans, as Angus. Justice Smith also appeared in HBO’s American documentary series, Masterclass, and in a YouTube Video blog channel Vlogbrothers.
Smith’s major breakout, however, came in 2016 when he took a leading role in Netflix’s musical drama series The Get Down. His role as Ezekiel Figuero in the show did not only earn him the much-needed popularity on social media, but it also earned him one of his best pays as a professional actor. With the music drama series concluding in April 2017, Justice Smith found himself on Forbes 30 under 30 List for 2017.
Moving further in his acting career, Justice landed more acting roles. He appeared in an Off-Broadway stage production of Yen, in New York. Other roles he featured include the romantic fantasy drama, Every Day and the science fiction hit film, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom. The young actor is equally expected to feature in some upcoming films including the upcoming science fiction mystery film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and Brett Haley’s upcoming film All the Bright Places.
Even as an upcoming star in the movie and film industry, Justice Smith’s earnings from the industry is fast growing. The young actor is reportedly being paid around $50,000 for an acting role. However, it is possible he could have earned more from most of the popular films he has featured in. A good example of films he must have earned more is the highly-rated adventure film, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom which gathered up to $325-380 million worldwide when it was released in 2018.
Following his roles in TV and films, Justice Smith’s net worth is, therefore, estimated at $2 million.
Justice Smith is a son to Wayne Smith, his African-American father, and Duilia Setacci Smith, his mother of Italian, Abruzzese and French-Canadian descent. His passion for acting was partly influenced by his parents who were already involved in the entertainment industry as singers.
Growing up, Justice, who happened to be a middle child of seven siblings, says he was showered with lots of love from both his parents.
Is He Related To Will Smith?
Although he shares his last name with the popular Hollywood star, Will Smith, Justice is not related to him. Once he came into the limelight, Justice used his social media to clear the air on the matter; he was quick to state on his twitter handle that he is not Will Smith’s son and is not related to him.
The American actor and rapper, Will Smith, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in 1997, he got married to actress, Jada Koren Pinkett and together, they have two children – Jaden Christopher Syre Smith and Willow Camille Reign Smith. Smith’s children are also both in the entertainment industry.