Emmy Award-winning actor, Jimmy Smits is widely known for starring the main role of Victor Sifuentes on legal show L.A. Law from 1986 to 1992. Moreover, he also starred in Steven Bochco TV drama NYPD Blue starring the role of Detective Bobby Simone.
Smits grew up by Roman Catholic family alongside two sisters, Yvonne and Diana. So far, he is a graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School and later earned his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1980 and MFA from Cornell University in 1982.
To date, he has starred along with famous Hollywood personalities like Caitlin McGee, James McDaniel, Gordon Clapp and many more. He is an inspiration for many struggling artist.
Love life with actress Wanda De Jesus
Since 1986, Jimmy Smits is in lovey-dovey relationship with his long term girlfriend, Wanda De Jesus. Well, Wanda is an actress who is widely famous for her role as Santana Andrade in NBC's soap opera Santa Barbara.
In 1996, the 61 years old actress was nominated for NCLR Bravo Award in a category of Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for a television show, Live Shot. Moreover, she won Imagen Award for Best Actress in a Television Film in the movie Almost a Woman unlike stars Tony Rader and Paul Schulze.
How did the Affair Start?
Actually, Smits and Jesus started to date when Award-winning actor was in conjugal life with Barbara Smits in around 1986. Now, living a low key life, Jesus once told that she had met her boyfriend Jimmy in New York while working on a play.
After the first meeting, their friendship turned into a passionate affair. Following the divorce of Jimmy and Barbara, he and Wanda soon started living long-time in a companion.
At that time, they even attended together at the Barclay' event alongside Kurt Sutter and actor Katey Sagal in the early 1980s. On 24th November 24, this lovely couple arrives Saban Community Clinic's 38th Annual Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Even though for dating eachother for over three decades, they still share a strong bond together. Jimmy and Wanda however, yet to walk down the wedding aisle.
Married Life with his late wife, Barbara Smits
Renowed Star, Jimmy Smits was previously married to his high school sweetheart turned wife, Barbara Smits. They exchanged the wedding vows in 1981 at an intimated ceremony. Their special event was held among their closed friends and whole family members.
Later, Actor Jimmy and Barbara who worked at Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City (CCE-NYC) officially parted their ways in the year 1987.
Death of Barbara Smits
Unfortunately, Barbara dies at the age of 54 on 16 April 2010. She acutely suffered from complications of pneumonia. Thus this the actual reason behind her death. She was survived by a son Joaqui and a daughter, Taina.
Blessed with a Son and a Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. late Smits shared two lovely kids from their nuptial life. Taina Smits is the first child of Jimmy and Barbara born in 1973 (aged 46).
Also, the former couple is blessed with their youngest baby, a son Joaquin Smits who was born in the year 1983 in the United States.
Award-Winning Actor is a Multi-Millionaire
Jimmy Smits is an Emmy Award-winning American actor who has a net worth of $25 million as of 2019. He ably gathered such wealth from his portrayal in several movies and tv series.
In addition, Smit is regarded as one of the most tаlеntеd асtоrѕ іn thе wоrld. Also, he has аѕѕосіаtеd hіmѕеlf wіth mаnу nоn-рrоfіt оrgаnіzаtіоnѕ such as Nеw Yоrk Саrеѕ, Rеd Сrоѕѕ, аnd Ѕtаnd uр tо Саnсеr.
Movies Box Office Collection
Till date, Smits has starred on many соmmеrсіаllу ѕuссеѕѕful films including Аdvеnturеѕ іn Wіld Саlіfоrnіа, Grоѕѕ Міѕсоnduсt, Мurdеr іn Міnd, Rоguе Оnе: А Ѕtаr Wаrѕ Ѕtоrу and Вlеѕѕ thе Сhіld.
His movies Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith grossed over $649 million and $848.8 million worldwide respectively.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Trailer
Besides, Jimmy also appeared on ѕеvеrаl vіdеоѕ gаmеѕ such as Gеаrѕ оf Wаr 4 (2016), and Ѕtаr Wаrѕ: Тhе Fоrсе Unlеаѕhеd (2008). Thus, it draws some amount of money bу реrfоrmіng аt vаrіоuѕ thеаtеrѕ асrоѕѕ thе wоrld.
House in Los Angeles
Actor, Jimmy now lives in his luxurious home in Los Angeles, California, which consists of 4 bedrooms and four bathrooms. On May 1993, Jimmy brought the 4,405 sq ft house for $1.565 million as per as Virtual Globe Trotting.
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