“Everyone has a past. I try not to let that affect the way I see them, I want to get to know who they are today.” -Jurnee Smollett-Bell an American actress Living her dreams!
American actress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell (birth name Jurnee Diana Smollett-Bell) mostly known for her role on the TV series ‘Friday Night Lights’. In that series, she played the role of Jess Merriweather.
— jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) February 28, 2018
Interest in acting since a young age
Born on October 1, 1986, in New York City, USA, Jurnee Smollett-Bell was active in acting since she was a child. She has mixed parentage as her mother belongs to African-American, Creole, Irish, and father belong to Jewish. Therefore, she belongs to Jewish, African-American, Creole, and Irish.
When she was 3, with NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana she appeared in a Pepsi TV commercial. She was homeschooled by her mother. In the independent movie ‘Eve’s Bayou,’ she received critical acclaim for her impressive performance. At that time, she was at an early age of 11.
Marriage with no disputes and conflicts
Sizzling beauty Jurnee is married to Josiah Bell (musician) in the year 2010. Since 2009 they have been dating each other. Right after a year of their relationship, they decided to get married. There has not been news of her linked up with other men.
It’s been more than seven years of their marriage. It seems that they are happily living their life with no news of their conflicts and disputes. It looks like they really understand each other feelings.
The actress announced the birth of her first child Hunter Zion Bell on Instagram and Twitter with a sweet mother-son portrait. “So in love with our little man,” on the photo.
As Jurnee Smollett born to a family of actors, she began acting at five years old. Smollett made her film debut in 1996’s Jack ‘Eve’s Bayou‘ which earned her a Critics’ Choice Award. In the year 1994, she had already performed in ABC TV comedy ‘On Our Own’ along with her five siblings.
Furthermore, she appeared as a guest in numerous TV shows like‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Hangin’, ‘Full House’, ‘House’, ‘Wanda At Large’, ‘Martin’, etc.
Jurnee was among the highly appreciated actresses by the various known movie personality and movie lovers. In the year 1996, she was cast in the movie ‘Jack’. Jurnee played a starring role in 1999 in the Disney movie ‘Selma, Lord, Selma’. Along with Sharon Stone and Billy Connelly, she was featured in the comedy movie ‘Beautiful Joe’.
In ‘Ruby’s Bucket of Blood’, Jurnee played the role of the daughter of a popular actress Angela Bassett. In the movies ‘Roll Bounce’, ‘Gridiron Gang’, and ‘The Gret Debaters’, she had noticeable roles.
Without taking any break, Jurnee continued to show her incredible acting talent. She also appeared in small screen roles. From September 2010 to March 2011, she appeared in the CBS legal drama ‘The Defenders’.
Also had an acting venture with Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor’. In 2012, she joined the cast of True Blood as Nicole Wright.
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Jurnee has a long way to walk in her acting career. The rising star of the American movie industry, Jurnee is gifted with an exquisite body. She looks really glamorous in her movie roles.
Jurnee stands with an average height of 5 feet 6 inches and has a normal weight of 58 kg. Her appearance in the movies and television series looks to have close body measurements size of 36-24-36 inches. But there is no information about her body size on the internet. Her fans go crazy whenever they see her curvaceous legs and feet wearing hot and sexy figure.
She might have earned a handsome amount from her acting career, but there is no information about her net worth and salary.
Awards and Achievements
Smollett gains a high level of recognition for her incredible acting skills. She is blessed with incredible acting potentiality. She has earned many awards and honors for her acting career.
In 1998, she earned her two NAACP Image Awards for a recurring role in the comedy Cosby. She earned her another NAACP Image Award for the film The Great Debaters. For Eve’s Bayou, she won a Broadcast Film Critics Award and Best Child Performance in 1998.
Following with NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress in 1999 and 2000 for Cosby. Similarly, in 2007 and 2008 won another NAACP Image Award for drama The Great Debaters for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.
While working an On Our Own, a crew member died of AIDS at age 19. From that incident, she became interested in HIV/AIDS issues and hence began serving on the board of directors of Artists for a New South Africa (a nonprofit that focuses on HIV)