Born with the silver spoon, Joaquin Smits is the only son of actor Jimmy Smits and his ex-wife, Barbara Smits.

His celebrity father is immensely famous for his role as attorney Victor Sifuentes on the legal drama L.A. Law, NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on police drama NYPD Blue, and Nero Padilla on the crime drama Sons of Anarchy.

Joaquin Smits’ Family Background

Jimmy Smits was born in 1983 in the United States of America, to Jimmy Smits and Barbara Smits. As of 2021, he 38 years old. He has an elder sister, Taina Smits-Beasley, born in 1973. She now lives in Virginia and works as a theatre arts teacher at Ellen Glasgow Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Joaquin's sister Taina and late mother Barbara
Joaquin’s sister Taina and late mother Barbara

Joaquin’s father and his aunts, Yvonne Smits and Diana Smits spent their early years in a working-class neighborhood in a strict, devout Roman Catholic family.

His maternal grandfather, Cornelis Leendert Smits (1929–2015), was of Dutch descent from Paramaribo, Suriname. On the other hand, his maternal grandmother, Emilina Pola (1930–2015), was Puerto Rican, born in Peñuelas.

Joaquin Smits’ Parents Relationship: Marriage & Divorce Details

Joaquin shares really close bond with his parents. His relationship with them is really strong and good. The star kid’s father and mother first met as a high school student in the 70s. Both attended Thomas Jefferson High School in the East New York section of Brooklyn, New York.

The couple eventually started dating and after several years of togetherness, they married on June 10, 1980. The NYPD Blue actor had just completed his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College when his then-girlfriend gave birth to their first child.

Jimmy then went on to receive his MFA from Cornell University in 1982, and a year later, the pair again became parents of their second child. Back in 1981, Barbara started her career on the Ithaca campus while her ex-husband was a student.

After moving to New York City in 1982, she started working for the 4-H Program before becoming an executive staff assistant for the Environmental Issues Program Area. She even served at Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City (CCE-NYC) for 29 years, taking the role of executive director in 2004.

Despite their successful career, both couldn’t keep their relationship afloat and ended their marriage in 1987. Since 1986, Jimmy has been in a relationship with actress Wanda De Jesus. The youngest Smits’ mother Barbara died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 54 on April 16, 2010.

What is Joaquin Smits’ Net Worth?

Smits’ net worth has not been revealed yet. To date, it is not known what is he doing for his living. He might be doing some small or big jobs as his exact profession is not disclosed.

Meanwhile, his star father, Jimmy Smits, has a net worth of $15 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. For his role in the NBC legal drama Outlaw, Smits received a salary of $150,000 per episode, earning $1.2 million in total from 8 episodes. Moreover, Jimmy owns a home in Los Angeles, California, which he had bought for $1.565 million back in 1993.