Jurnee Smollett Biography


Jurnee Smollett

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Birth Name: Jurnee Smollett
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age: 31 Years
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Jurnee Smollett is one of the talented actresses from United States. She is popular for portraying the role of Eve Batiste in the movie Eve's Bayou. She is also famous for starring the role of Jess Merriweather in an American drama television series Friday Night Lights. Sweet and lovely lady, Jurnee Smollett was born as Jurnee Diana Smollett at the end of 1986 in New York City, New York, United States of America to Joel Smollett and Janet Smollett. She is of Russian, Polish and African American descent.

On 24th of October 2010, Jurnee got married to love of her life Josiah Bell. Josiah Bell is a talented musician from United States. Before they tied their married knot, they also had romantic love affairs with each other for several months. Both of her parents have diverse ethnicity. Her nationality is American.

Jurnee has been active in acting since her young age. She was less than five when she starred the role of Alison Chase in the TV show Sunday in Paris. In 1992, she was seen playing the role of Laquita in an American sitcom Out All Night. In the early 1990s, she appeared in the TV series like Full House, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Martin and so on. She made her feature film debut by starring the role of Phoebe in an American comedy-drama film Jack. She got her rise in fame in 1997 after she portrayed the role of Eve Batiste in an American drama movie Eve's Bayou. She has also starred in the movies like Roll Bounce, Beautiful Joe, The Great Debaters and so on. She is also critically acclaimed for her role of Jordee Jerrico in On Our Own, Sheyann Webb in Selma, Lord, Selma and Jess Merriweather in Friday Night Lights. Besides being known for being an actress, she is also famous for being a HIV/AIDS activist. She has involved in HIV/AIDS causes since she was aged 11. She decided to dedicate her life in AIDS awareness after one of her cast member died of AIDS when she was seven years old. Her net worth is $2 million dollars.

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Born in New York City, New York

1986 1st of October

Sweet and lovely lady, Jurnee Smollett was born as Jurnee Diana Smollett at the end of 1986 in New York City, New York, United States of America to Joel Smollett and Janet Smollett. She is of Russian, Polish and African American descent.

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Began her acting career

1991

Jurnee has been active in acting since her young age. She was less than five when she starred the role of Alison Chase in the TV show Sunday in Paris. In 1992, she was seen playing the role of Laquita in an American sitcom Out All Night.

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First feature film, Jack

1996

She made her feature film debut by starring the role of Phoebe in an American comedy-drama film Jack. She has also starred in the movies like Roll Bounce, Beautiful Joe, The Great Debaters and so on.

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Appeared in the movie, Eve's Bayou

1997

She got her rise in fame in 1997 after she portrayed the role of Eve Batiste in an American drama movie Eve's Bayou. For this role, she got nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she also won some of them.

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Won San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

1997

She is popular for portraying the role of Eve Batiste in the movie Eve's Bayou. For this role, she got her first nomination in San Diego Film Critics Society Awards in 1997 and she also won this award that year for Best Supporting Actress.

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Became involved in HIV/AIDS causes

1998

Besides being known for being an actress, she is also famous for being a HIV/AIDS activist. She has involved in HIV/AIDS causes since she was aged 11. She decided to dedicate her life in AIDS awareness after one of her cast member died of AIDS when she was seven years old.

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Won Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

1998

In 1998, she got nominated in Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for the first time in her life. She was kind of lucky that year as also won this award for Best Child Performance. That year she also got nominated in Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

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Won Image Awards

1999

Till date she has been nominated in Image Awards for five different times and out of these five nominations she has been honored three times. She won this award for the first time in 1999 for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress.

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Appeared in the television series, Friday Night Lights

2009

Jurnee Smollett is one of the talented actresses from United States. She is also critically acclaimed for her role of Jordee Jerrico in On Our Own, Sheyann Webb in Selma, Lord, Selma and Jess Merriweather in Friday Night Lights.

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Married to Josiah Bell

2010 24th of October

On 24th of October 2010, Jurnee got married to love of her life Josiah Bell. Josiah Bell is a talented musician from United States. Before they tied their married knot, they also had romantic love affairs with each other for several months.

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Revealed that she is pregnant

2016 7th of June

It’s been more than half a decade, she has been married to love of her life Josiah Bell. Recently on 7th of June 2016, she revealed that she is pregnant with her first child. She announced she is pregnant via her Instagram account.

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