Jimmy Smits is an American actor who is the winner of Emmy Award, Saturn Award and many more. He is renowned for his role as an attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue and Matt Santos on the 1999–2006 serial political drama The West Wing.
Relationship and Family life of Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits was a married man. He tied his knot with high school sweetheart, Barbara Smits on 10 June 1980; however, the two had already started a family long before their marriage since 1969. When he was only 28 years old, the duo welcomed their first daughter Taina Smits. While they have son Kino Smits four years after their marriage only added to their happiness.
But sadly the pair split on 22nd June. His ex-wife is no longer alive she lost her life due to pneumonia on 16th April 2019, at the age of 54-years.
Caption: Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus attend Saban Community Clinic 38th Annual Dinner on 2014, November 24.
After the death of his first wife, since 1986 he has been in a relationship with Wanda De Jesus, the Downtown actress and residing together in Los Angeles. Seems like the pair are comfortable in a living relationship instead of getting married.
Whereas, currently, Taina is a theater teacher at Ellen Glasgow Middle School in Fairfax County, and has two children while the present occupation of Kino Smits is not yet known.
Birthday, Age and wiki of Jimmy Smits
The Emmy Award-winning, American actor celebrates his birthday every year on July 9. In 1955, he had opened his eyes in Brooklyn, New York United The states of America. He is the son of Cornelis Leendert Smits and Emilia (née Pola). His father possessed German and South American roots while his mother was originally from Puerto Rico. Belonging to the mixed ethnicity while he holds an American Nationality.
He had grown up at his hometown and birthplace along with his parents and sisters. He has two sisters named Yvonne and Diana Smits in his family. The TV icon of American nationality had celebrated his total 64 birthday to date. During his childhood, he spent time in Puerto Rico along with a strict, devout Roman Catholic family.
Educational Background of Jimmy Smits
The handsome hunk had done his schooling from Thomas Jefferson High School. After completing his school level he was enrolled in the Brooklyn College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Later he completed his MFA from Cornell University in 1982.
Jimmy Smits’s Career
Talking about the career of Jimmy Smiths he had started his journey began in the year 1984 when he played the role of Eddie Rivera in the crime drama series “Miami Vice. later he appeared in NBC’s legal drama television series “L.A. Law” where he played the role of Victor Sifuentes. After he got a recurring role on several television shows such as Pee-wee’s Playhouse, My Family and others. In 1994, his television program “NYPD Blue” as detective Bobby Simone was released.
Caption: Jimmy Smits, “The Screening” in 2016.
For his performance, he became the winner of the ALMA award twice and also received several Emmy nominations. Later his work in Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors he earned HOLA Award for Excellence. Later he had also spotted in the role of Senator Bail Organa in the movies Star Wars: Episode II (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III (2005). His television drama series “The West Wing” was released where he portrayed a role of Congressman Matt Santos.
His movies including Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Adventures in Wild California, The Million Dollar Hotel, The Jane Austen Book Club, Mother, and Child, Mickey’s 60th Birthday, Who We Are Now, The Last Word and many more makes him the icon of the Hollywood film industry.
Net Worth and salary of Jimmy Smits
As one of the versatile actor in the field of Hollywood film industry, he had earned a huge name and fame in his lifetime career. The net worth of the Jimmy Smits has been estimated at around $ 25 million US dollars. While he earns a salary of $150K per episode through series like NYPD Blue and 2019 The TV show, Bluff City Law.
The handsome Smits had purchased a 4,405 sq ft home in California for $ 1.5 million in 1993. Currently, he is living in the same home. There is no doubt that as being one A-lister in Hollywood he is one the highest-earning actor. In the upcoming years, his net worth and salary will sure reach higher.