Jurnee Smollett


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Jurnee Smollett was born on October 1, 1986, in New York City, New York, USA, as Jurnee Diana Smollett. She is an actress, known for her role as Jess Merriweather on the Emmy Award-winning TV series Friday Night Lights (2006). She is also known for her roles in The Great Debaters (2007), Eve's Bayou (1997), and True Blood (2008), as well as Jason ... See full bio »

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Lovecraft Country Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
(2020)
The Great Debaters Samantha Booke
(2007)
Underground Rosalee
(2016-2017)

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 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series)
Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
- Full Circle (2020) ... Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
- Rewind 1921 (2020) ... Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
- Jig-a-Bobo (2020) ... Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
- I Am. (2020) ... Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
- Meet Me in Daegu (2020) ... Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
 2020 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jasmine Delancey
- Ovation (2020) ... Jasmine Delancey
 2020 Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Dinah Lance / Black Canary (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2017-2018 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Chrysta
- Forever Royal (2018) ... Chrysta (voice, as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies (2018) ... Chrysta (voice, as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks (2018) ... Chrysta (voice, as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- 'The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassailia' (2017) ... Chrysta (voice, as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye (2017) ... Chrysta (voice, as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2018/II One Last Thing
Lucy (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2016-2017 Underground (TV Series)
Rosalee
- Soldier (2017) ... Rosalee (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Citizen (2017) ... Rosalee (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Auld Acquaintance (2017) ... Rosalee (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- 28 (2017) ... Rosalee (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Minty (2017) ... Rosalee (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell, credit only)
 2016 Hands of Stone
Juanita Leonard (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2013-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Nicole Wright
- Thank You (2014) ... Nicole Wright (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Love Is to Die (2014) ... Nicole Wright (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Almost Home (2014) ... Nicole Wright (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell, credit only)
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... Nicole Wright (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell, credit only)
- Karma (2014) ... Nicole Wright (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2014/IX Sacrifice (Short)
Monika (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2013 Parenthood (TV Series)
Heather Hall
- All That's Left Is the Hugging (2013) ... Heather Hall (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Election Day (2013) ... Heather Hall (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- The Ring (2013) ... Heather Hall (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- The M Word (2013) ... Heather Hall (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (2013) ... Heather Hall (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2013 Do No Harm (TV Series)
Abby Young
- A Stand-In (2013) ... Abby Young (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Me Likey (2013) ... Abby Young (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Don't Answer the Phone (2013) ... Abby Young (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2013 Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Judith (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Traci Coolidge
- Resurrection (2013) ... Traci Coolidge
- Change of Heart (2012) ... Traci Coolidge
 2012 Bad Girls (TV Movie)
Gwen Delfino
 2012 Captain Planet 4 (Short)
Gaia (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2010-2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Lisa Tyler
- Morelli v. Kaczmarek (2011) ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Nevada v. Greene (2011) ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals (2011) ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Nevada v. Hunter (2011) ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
- Nevada v. Doug the Mule (2011) ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
 2009-2011 Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
Jess Merriweather
- Always (2011) ... Jess Merriweather
- Texas Whatever (2011) ... Jess Merriweather
- The March (2011) ... Jess Merriweather
- Don't Go (2011) ... Jess Merriweather
- Gut Check (2011) ... Jess Merriweather
 2008 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Beth Monroe
- Freedom: Part 2 (2008) ... Beth Monroe
- Freedom: Part 1 (2008) ... Beth Monroe
 2007 The Great Debaters
Samantha Booke
 2006 House (TV Series)
Tracy
- Fools for Love (2006) ... Tracy
 2006 Gridiron Gang
Danyelle Rollins
 2005 Roll Bounce
Tori
 2003 Wanda at Large (TV Series)
Holly Hawkins
- Clowns to the Left of Me (2003) ... Holly Hawkins
- Bradley Has a Friend? (2003) ... Holly Hawkins
- Wanda's Birthday (2003) ... Holly Hawkins
- King Rat (2003) ... Holly Hawkins
- Pilot (2003) ... Holly Hawkins
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Romy
- Next of Kin (2002) ... Romy
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
- Positive (2002)
 2001 Ruby's Bucket of Blood (TV Movie)
Emerald Delacroix
 2000 Beautiful Joe
Vivien Mason
 1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Ali Baba
- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1999) ... Ali Baba (voice)
 1998-1999 Cosby (TV Series)
Jurnee
- War Stories (1999) ... Jurnee
- He Who Hesitates Is Lucas (1999) ... Jurnee
- The Vesey Method (1999) ... Jurnee
- The Party's Over (1999) ... Jurnee
- Timerity (1999) ... Jurnee
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Sheyann Webb
- Selma, Lord, Selma (1999) ... Sheyann Webb
 1997 Eve's Bayou
Eve Batiste
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Hanna
- Where's 'Swaldo (1996) ... Hanna
 1996 Jack
Phoebe
 1994-1995 On Our Own (TV Series)
Jordee Jerrico
- The Tonsil Tale (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico
- The Easy Way (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico
- Little Rascals (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico
- Girl Talk (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico
 1992-1994 Full House (TV Series)
Denise / Denise Frazer
- A House Divided (1994) ... Denise
- Too Little Richard Too Late (1994) ... Denise
- Be Your Own Best Friend (1994) ... Denise
- Michelle a la Cart (1994) ... Denise
- The Last Dance (1994) ... Denise
 1992 Martin (TV Series)
Little Girl #1
- I Saw Gina Kissing Santa Claus (1992) ... Little Girl #1
 1992 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Denise Frazer
- Torn Between Two Teachers (1992) ... Denise Frazer
- Warriors: Part 2 (1992) ... Denise Frazer
- Please Pass the Jock (1992) ... Denise Frazer
- Hangin' with Michelle (1992) ... Denise Frazer
 1992 Out All Night (TV Series)
Laquita
- The Kid (1992) ... Laquita
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Alison Chase
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TV commercial: Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Julianne Hough, for "Proactiv Plus" acne medication. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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Personal Quote:

"There is crying and pain going on. There's a whole population screaming out and no one is listening. It's neglect." (A&U Magazine)

Trivia:

Due to her unusual ethnic mix, she describes herself as "blewish": black+Jewish (Jewish dad and African-American mom). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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