Jimmy Smits Net Worth

Jimmy L. Smits is an actor based in America. He is known for his role as an attorney in a legal drama entitled L. A. Law. He made several appearances in political dramas and many films in a political drama entitled The West Wing as Matt Santos, in Dexter as Miguel Prado, and the Switch and My Family series. Jimmy played the role of Bail Organa in the very famous Rogue One and Star Wars. He was also a member of the cast of the series Sons of Anarchy by playing Nero Padilla’s role.

Early Life

Jimmy Smits was born in 1955 on 9th July in Brooklyn, New York. He was born to Emilina and Cornelis Leendert Smits. His mother was from Penuelas, and his father was from Suriname. He has two siblings named Diana and Yvonne, and they all grew up in their neighbourhood. When he was 10, he shifted to Puerto Rico for some years and has done his elementary studies there. He wasn’t able to speak Spanish, and he started studying at a Spanish school which provided him with a traumatic experience.

Jimmy belongs to a Roman Catholic family, and his family was strict. He grew up in Puerto Rico, and therefore, he considers himself Puerto Rican. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School to complete his graduate studies. He then moved to Brooklyn College and acquired a bachelor’s degree from there in 1980.

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Career Beginnings

The very first role that Jimmy Smits played was of Eddie Rivera in a series titled Miami Vice. In that series, he is depicted as a partner of Sonny Crockett that was killed. In 1986, he started making appearances in television series, out of which most were legal dramas. For his outstanding skills, he earned HOLA awards from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. Not only this, but he was also nominated for Grammy Award, but that was cancelled due to some terrorist attack that happened, and the press conference was busy covering that.

Jimmy has worked in many famous Theatres that made people know him, and today, he has earned a great name and fame in the industry.

Personal Life

Smits was in a long-term relationship with his high school love named Barbara Smits, and they got married. Barbara and Jimmy have two children named Joaquin and Taina. He was also in a relationship with Wanda De Jesus, an actress. They used to live in Los Angeles. Taina, daughter of Smits, is an art teacher in Fairfax County at Ellen Glasgow Middle School. In 1987, Smits was arrested along with his girlfriend for assaulting one of the officers questioning her. He then implored guilty for misbehaving and destroying the peace.

He co-founded National Hispanic Foundation, and he was an active member of the foundation that focuses on advancing Latinos’ existence in the entertainment, media, and telecommunications industries.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of this world-famous American actor is approximately $15 million. He earns his salary by performing various roles in films and many different series.

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