- Full NameJoaquin Smits
- BirthplaceUnited States
Joaquin Smits is the only son of actor Jimmy Smits and his ex-wife, Barbara Smits. Jimmy is best known 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.
Short Biography: Age, Parents, Siblings, & Early Life
Joaquin is currently 38 years old. He was born in 1983 in the United States, to Jimmy Smits and Barbara Smits. 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.
His 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. Joaquin has an elder sister, Taina Smits-Beasley, who was born in 1973. Taina now lives in Virginia and works as a theatre arts teacher at Ellen Glasgow Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Joaquin Smits’ Parents Marriage & Divorce Details
Joaquin’s parents 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. After dating for several years, they tied the knot on June 10, 1980. By this time, the couple had already welcomed their first child and Smits had just completed his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College.
Smits went on to receive his MFA from Cornell University in 1982, and a year later, the couple welcomed their second child. Barbara also started her career on the Ithaca campus in 1981 while her former husband was a student. She moved to New York City in 1982 and started working for the 4-H Program before becoming an executive staff assistant for the Environmental Issues Program Area.
Joaquin’s mother worked 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. Barbara died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 54 on April 16, 2010. Meanwhile, Joaquin’s current relationship status is not known. He has managed to live a low-key life and has not discussed anything about his dating history or marital status.
What is Joaquin Smits’ net worth?
Smits’ net worth has not been revealed yet; however, it is estimated to be over $100,000 as of 2020. Meanwhile, his 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.