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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJurnee Diana Smollett
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Katims's NBC show Parenthood (2010). She is the daughter of Janet and Joel Smollett. Her father was Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is African-American.

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Spouse (1)

Josiah Bell (24 October 2010 - present) ( filed for divorce) ( 1 child)

Trivia (6)

Sister of Jojo Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jake Smollett, and Jocqui Smollett. They all starred together as siblings on the TV series On Our Own (1994).
Her father was Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Poland and Russia) and her mother is African-American.
Has starred in two movies with Meagan Good: Eve's Bayou (1997) and Roll Bounce (2005).
Due to her unusual ethnic mix, she describes herself as "blewish": black+Jewish (Jewish dad and African-American mom).
Gave birth to her first child at age 30, a son named Hunter Zion Bell on October 31, 2016. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Josiah Bell.
Her first acting role was in a diaper commercial when she was 10 months old. She received her SAG card at the age of 3.

Personal Quotes (1)

"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)

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