Henson's gay son Jamal Lyon on the smash FOX series Empire —is causing quite a stir with his soulful and introspective performance. Not only is he receiving thunderous praise from both critics and audiences, but he is being lauded for impacting the lives of many gay viewers. Here are five things to know about the charming and multi-talented performer. It was kind of crazy, but everyone who has come up has been really sweet. They say they love Empire and some say they are really moved and inspired by the show. That feels hella good!
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Is Jamal On Empire Really Gay?
He began his career as a child actor in acting in films including The Mighty Ducks and Rob Reiner 's North In , Smollett portrayed musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire , a role which was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a black gay man on television. Smollett was indicted on February 20, , for disorderly conduct consisting of allegedly paying two Nigerian-American brothers to stage a fake hate crime assault on him and filing a false police report. His father was absent from his life for a significant portion of his childhood.
Smollett said he hopes to use the platform as a way to make other people feel less alone, and re-emphasized that his personal life is off-limits. Smollett says getting to play his character is one of the most beautiful experiences of his life. Preschoolers and their parents are about to have more Netflix shows to choose from.