Jamillah Ali is an actress and employment counselor better known for being the daughter of Muhammad Ali. She has starred in the thriller movie Beyond Desire and a documentary named Muhammad Ali: The Greatest. Besides, her father was an American boxer, activist, and three times world heavyweight champion.
The star kid is very private when talking about her personal life. People only know her for being one of Ali’s nine children, however, there is more to her that is yet to be discovered. Well, did you know that her father was married four times and Jamillah has several siblings and half-siblings from her father’s relationships?
In addition, there are a lot of questions about Jamillah’s marital relationships, husband, and children. So, today we will explore all of the bits and pieces regarding Jamillah Ali’s personal and professional life. So, without wasting any of your time, let’s dive right into this article and learn more about Muhammad Ali’s twin daughter Jamillah Ali.
Who is Jamillah Ali? Details on Her Childhood, Birthday, and Age
As we already said earlier, Jamillah Ali is an actress and employment counselor. She is one of the twins born to Muhammad Ali and his wife Belinda Boyd/Khalilah Ali. She and her twin sister Rasheda Ali were born on August 21, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Talking about her age, she is 52 years old as of 2o22. And, her star sign is Leo.
She spent most of her childhood in Deer Lake Pennsylvania alongside her parents and siblings. Her paternal grandparents are Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr and Odessa Grady Clay and her maternal grandfather is Raymond Boyd.
Additionally, talking about her racial background, she has mixed ethnicity belonging to Afro-American ancestry. She is an American as per her nationality.
Her Educational Details
She is a well-educated person. After completing high school, she attended the University of Illinois where she graduated with a degree in communications.
Jamillah Ali Has a Total of Eight Siblings
She isn’t the only child of Muhammad Ali and Khalilah Ali but has three biological siblings, four half-siblings, and an adopted brother.
Her elder sister May May Ali, aka Maryum Ali, was born in 1968. Likewise, her twin sister Rasheda Ali was born in 1970, and Muhammad Ali Jr two years later in 1972.
Similarly, her half-sister Khaliah Ali was born from her father’s extramarital relationship with Aaisha Ali. Miya Ali from Muhammad’s relationship with Patricia Harvell and two other sisters, Hana Ali and Laila Ali from the professional boxer’s relationship with Veronica Porche. Apart from that, her dad adopted a child named Asaad Amin when he was married to Lonnie Williams.
Whatever the case, all of the siblings share a great bond as they post many pictures of one another on their respective social media accounts. Likewise, according to Jamillah, her father would invite all of his children to visit him. His end goal was to bring all of his kids together. Hence, it is the reason all of his children still have a great understanding and love for one another.
Jamillah Ali’s Career as an Actress and Counselor
Muhammad Ali’s daughter Jamillah, soon after her graduation, pursued her career in the field of entertainment. She was very fond of acting from a very early age thus, in 1994, she made a film debut in the movie Beyond Desire. The movie is an American thriller in which she played the role of an officer alongside Laura Bradley, Frank Marty, and James Randi.
In 2016, she also appeared in the biographical documentary of her late father named Muhammad Ali: The Greatest where she played Muhammad Ali’s daughter. She also appeared in the CNN Newsroom, alongside her twin sister the same year.
Furthermore, talking about her current career details, the 52-year-old is now working as Illinois Secretary of State Employment Counselor in Chicago.
Who is Jamillah Ali’s Husband? Her Relationship Status
Jamillah is married to Michael Joyce. Her husband is a lawyer and former boxer from Chicago. He is the son of former Illinois state Senior Jeremiah Joyce.
As for their wedding, Ali and her hubby Joyce got hitched on May 19, 2010, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Fla. The wedding was held in front of 140 friends and family members. George Clements performed the ceremony.
Her father, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, was also present during the wedding. The bride invited people to take photos with him.
Besides, the lovely duo were seeing each other for years but it was in 2009 that their relationship started to get serious. And a year later, they decided to take their romance to a whole new level. Jamillah and her husband Joyce have been together since then and are enjoying a blissful married life.
The Pair is Blessed with Three Children
Jamillah Ali and her spouse Joyce have been together for almost 12 years now. Similarly, during that time frame, they shared three children. Their eldest daughter’s name is Nadia Joyce, a University of Notre Dame graduate. Likewise, their second daughter Amira Joyce studies at the University of Louisville and they also have a younger son Jake Joyce.
At present, the family of five is living happily in their beautiful home in Chicago.
Jamillah Ali’s Father Slapped Her Future Husband During Their First Meeting
Jamillah Ali’s husband Mike Joyce and her dad had quite an intense first meeting. Her hubby was reportedly slapped by the Greatest of All Time. Mike was boxing in Chicago back in the 80s when he first encountered him. Similarly, remembering the incident he explained,
I’m in boxing gear because we were coming down from the gym- he spins me around, slaps me in the face, and says, ‘can the white boy fight’? And starts shadowboxing me and all the cars stopped, they thought it was for real and I was terrified. This is beyond a joke man, come on let me off the hook here.
He wasn’t typically Ali’s fan at the beginning but after the incident, it didn’t take long for him to become one.
A Short Bio on Jamillah Ali’s Father: He was a Professional Boxer
Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr on January 17, 1942. He was an American boxing champion and was given the nickname The Greatest. He began his journey to becoming the greatest at the tender age of 12 when he trained as an amateur boxer.
Similarly, at the age of 18, he won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics and became a professional boxer. A year later, he became Muslim and on February 25, 1964, Ali defeated Sonny Liston to become the world heavyweight champion at the age of 22.
He participated in a lot of memorable matches and became one of the most well-respected individuals in the field of professional boxing to date. Besides his professional boxing career, Muhammad was also a spoken-word artist who has released multiple albums including I Am the Greatest! (1963) and The Adventures of Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay (1976).
Jamillah Ali’s Dad Died At the Age of 74
Muhammad Ali, previously diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome, was taken to the hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 2, 2016. He was suffering from a respiratory illness. In the beginning, the doctors assured his family members that his condition was stable but unfortunately it got worse with time. Ali lost his life a day later from septic shock. Ali was 74 years old at the time of his death.
It came as a great shock to the world and he was mourned globally. Many renowned personalities and politicians including Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Tiger Woods, Mike Tyson, and many more paid tribute to the Greatest of All Time. Similarly, a family spokesperson said,
“the family certainly believes that Muhammad was a citizen of the world … and they know that the world grieves with him.”
Furthermore, Ali had already preplanned his funeral. It began on June 9, 2016, in Louisville and ended on June 10, 2016, at Cave Hill Cemetery. And, the pallbearers included Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Will Smith, George Chuvalo, Larry Holmes, and George Foreman.
What Does Jamillah Ali Think of Her Late Father?
The employment counselor Jamillah and all of her siblings had a great bond with their late dad. All of his children and grandchildren surrounded Ali during the time of his passing.
Especially, for Jamillah, he was one of the most excellent fathers anyone could have ever wished for. He was a very loving, caring, and respectful individual who would stand up for anything he believed in.
Likewise, during the three-times heavyweight champion’s sixth death anniversary, Jamillah said he was humanitarian fighting for world peace adding,
“He was not anti-American he was for freedom and for people who fight for their freedom and rights. So we realized our dad was on a higher scale. He’s had a very important point on us and the world because of his values and principles. All of us have an Ali in us, we can show that through our actions and our words.”
Jamillah Ali’s Net Worth
She is estimated to have a total net worth of $250,000. The 52-year-old has accumulated her wealth from her career as an actress and an employment counselor.
On the other hand, her late father Muhammad Ali was estimated to have had a total net worth of $50 million before his death. He had accumulated his entire fortune from his career as a professional boxer.
Is Jamillah Ali On Instagram? Details On Her Social Media Handels
The star kid is active on Instagram under the name (@jamillahali1) with over 1k followers. She constantly posts pictures of her family members. Similarly, it also seems like she has a great bond with her twin sister Rasheda Ali as she has posted multiple pictures of her on the platform.
On the other hand, her late father, Muhammad Ali was also active on Instagram (@muhammadali) with over 5m followers.