Is Jessie Usher Related to Usher? The Truth About the Actor’s Family

Many people wonder if Jessie Usher, the star of Survivor’s Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence, and The Boys, is related to the famous singer Usher. The answer is no. They are not related by blood or by marriage. They just happen to share a common surname.

Who is Jessie Usher?

Jessie T. Usher Jr. is an American actor who was born on February 29, 1992, in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a leap year baby, which means he only celebrates his birthday every four years. He showed an interest in acting at the age of five, after his sister Jesstia booked a TV commercial. His first acting job was also a TV commercial, for Oscar Mayer.

His family moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to support his acting career. He graduated from high school at the age of 15 and studied culinary arts in college. He joined the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society for his academic excellence.

He started his professional acting career in 2005, with a guest role on the CBS series Without a Trace. He then appeared in other shows such as Hannah Montana, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, and Summer Camp.

His breakthrough role was as Lyle Hugginson in the Cartoon Network film and series Level Up, which ran from 2011 to 2013. He then starred as Cam Calloway, a professional basketball player, in the Starz comedy-drama Survivor’s Remorse, which was executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. The show aired from 2014 to 2017 and earned him critical acclaim and awards.

He also made his mark on the big screen, with roles such as Dylan Hiller, the son of Will Smith’s character, in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Evan Meyers in Almost Christmas (2016), John “JJ” Shaft Jr., the grandson of the original Shaft, in Shaft (2019), Tony Jackson in The Banker (2020), and Adam Kettner in Dangerous Lies (2020).

He is currently playing Reggie Franklin / A-Train, a superhero with super speed, in the Amazon Prime Video series The Boys, which is based on the comic book of the same name. The show premiered in 2019 and has been renewed for a third season.

Who is Usher?

Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and entrepreneur who was born on October 14, 1978, in Dallas, Texas. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 75 million records sold worldwide. He is also known for his smooth vocals, catchy songs, and impressive dance moves.

He started singing at the age of six and joined a local singing group called NuBeginnings. He then competed on Star Search at the age of 13 and caught the attention of a record executive who signed him to LaFace Records. He released his self-titled debut album in 1994, when he was only 15 years old.

He rose to fame with his second album My Way (1997), which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Nice & Slow”. He then released his third album 8701 (2001), which featured the hit singles “U Remind Me”, “U Got It Bad”, and “U Don’t Have to Call”. He won his first two Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for these songs.

He reached the peak of his career with his fourth album Confessions (2004), which sold over 20 million copies worldwide and became the best-selling album of the 2000s decade in the US. It contained four number-one singles: “Yeah!”, “Burn”, “Confessions Part II”, and “My Boo”. He won three more Grammy Awards for this album.

He then released five more albums: Here I Stand (2008), Raymond v. Raymond (2010), Looking 4 Myself (2012), Hard II Love (2016), and A (2018). Some of his other popular songs include “Love in This Club”, “OMG”, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love”, “Scream”, “Climax”, and “No Limit”.

He has also ventured into acting, with roles in films such as The Faculty (1998), She’s All That (1999), Light It Up (1999), Texas Rangers (2001), In the Mix (2005), Hands of Stone (2016), and Hustlers (2019). He has also appeared on TV shows such as Moesha, The Bold and the Beautiful, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, American Idol, The Voice, and Songland.

He is also a successful entrepreneur, with his own record label, clothing line, fragrance line, and restaurant chain. He is also a philanthropist, with his own foundation that supports underprivileged youth.

He has been married twice, first to stylist Tameka Foster, with whom he has two sons, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, and then to manager Grace Miguel, from whom he separated in 2018. He also has a daughter, Sovereign Bo Raymond, with his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea.

Conclusion

Jessie Usher and Usher are both talented and successful in their own fields, but they are not related in any way. They just happen to share a common last name. However, they do have some things in common, such as their passion for music, their involvement in charity work, and their love for their fans. Maybe one day they will collaborate on a project and surprise us all. Until then, we can enjoy their work separately and appreciate their individual achievements.

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