Justice Smith - biographyJustice Smith is an American actor, best known for his roles in Paper Towns (2015) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), as well as in the Netflix series The Get Down (2016–2017). Net worth: $2 million.
Childhood and youthJustice Elio Smith was born on August 9, 1995, in Los Angeles. His father, Wayne Smith, is African-American, while among his mother’s, Duilia Setacci, closest relatives there were Italians and French Canadians.
Moreover, his entire childhood was spent in the constant spirit of competition - with his parents, brothers, or sisters (he’s got eight of them; one of his sisters is a budding singer Cameo Adele).
Acting careerOn television, Justice Smith made his debut in 2012, appearing in a minor role in the low-budget crime film Trigger Finger. Two years later, the aspiring actor appeared in two HBO documentaries and the Nickelodeon comedy series The Thundermans.
The acting environment at Nickelodeon and Disney, especially at teen shows, is a world of its own. I didn’t know how to fit into this environment.The popularity caught up with Justice in 2015. The guy played a supporting role in Jake Schreier’s teenage melodrama Paper Towns with Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne. Soon Smith was approved for the main role in the musical drama series The Get Down, which tells the story of a group of teenagers from all walks of life on the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s. The actor played Ezekiel Zeke Figuero - an intelligent, resourceful boy suffering from unrequited love, determined to leave a mark on the world.
To get used to the role of a talented rapper, Smith had to study a lot of documentary films, delve into the relevant literature and listen to hundreds of songs. Zeke writes poetry, and in this, we’re very much alike because I acted in Shakespeare’s and ancient Greek writer's plays. It was in this boring way that I joined the world of hip-hop, laughs Justice.
Meanwhile, Smith did not miss the opportunity to advance into the theatrical world. In early 2017, for several months, the young man played with Lucas Hedges in the off-Broadway production of Yen, written by playwright Anna Jordan. In February 2018, Smith returned to the screens, starring in the fantasy drama Every Day with the Australian actress Anguri Rice.