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Relationship Facts of Jurnee Smollett Bell

Jurnee Smollett Bell is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Jurnee Smollett Bell?

Jurnee Smollett Bell has married her boyfriend Josiah Bell on October 24, 2010, at the Los Angeles botanical garden. Her husband, Josiah is a sought-after singer-songwriter and producer. Smollett has said that they were best friends long before dating due to which they have a very strong bond and love for each other. Jurnee also featured in a music video for Josiah’s popular song, ‘Smoke and Mirrors.’

After 6 years of marriage, the couple announced Jurnee’s pregnancy through social media by uploading a pic showing her baby bump. They were blessed with a son on October 31, 2016. They named him Hunter Zion. Currently, they are going through a tough time in their relationship. The couple filed for divorce in March 2020.

Who is Jurnee Smollett Bell?

Jurnee Smollett Bell is an American actress who is famous for her role as Jess Merriweather on the Emmy Award-winning TV series Friday Night Lights in 2006. She is also known for playing the role of Eve in the independent drama film called ‘Eve’s Bayou’ in 1997 for which she received critical acclaim and the Critic’s Choice Award.

Jurnee Smollett Bell – Age, Childhood, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Jurnee Smollett Bell was born on 1, 1986, in New York City, the United States to Joel Smollett and Janet Smollett. Her father is Jewish and her mother is an African American. Her birth sign is Libra and her current age is 34. She has 5 siblings and she is the fourth child out of six in her family. She has one sister named Jazz and four brothers named Jussie, JoJo, Jake, and Jocqui.

Her ethnicity is Mixed(Ashkenazi Jewish, African-American).

Fight with HIV/AIDS

She suffered from HIV/AIDS when she was 11 and has been suffering to date. When she was 13, she became involved in HIV/AIDS work, by helping a group of artists trying to stop the epidemic in South Africa and the United States. She then was asked to present the first ‘Heroes in the Struggle Award’ by the Black AIDS Institute in Los Angeles.

Jurnee Smollett Bell – Net Worth, Salary

Bell has an estimated net worth is around $6 million as of 2022. Her primary source of income comes from being an actress. According to some notable online sources, her annual salary is around $343k.

Jurnee Smollett Bell – Professional Career

Bell started her career at a very young age of 8. She played the recurring role of Denise Frazer on the ABC family sitcoms called ‘Full House’, and ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper’. In the same year, she co-starred with her siblings in the ABC sitcom ‘On Our Own’. The sitcom continued till 1995. The following year, she made her first appearance in a big-screen film by Francis Ford Coppola called ‘Jack’.

Furthermore, she also co-starred in the last two seasons of ‘Friday Night Lights. In 1997, she performed as 10-year-old  ‘Eve’ in the movie ‘Eve’s Bayou’ for which she earned critical acclaim and was also nominated for NAACP Image Award. She won two NAACP Image Awards the next year after joining the cast of the CBS sitcom Cosby. She starred in the ABC TV film called ‘Selma, Lord, Selma’ in 1999. The following year, she co-starred in the film ‘Beautiful Joe’. Likewise, she then appeared in many films like ‘Gridiron Gang(2006)’, ‘The Great Debaters(2007)’ for which she won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, ‘Captain Planet 4’, ‘Hands of Stone(2016)’, ‘One Last Thing(2019)’ and many more.

Smollett has also played in numerous TV series some of which are ‘Strong Medicine(2002)’, ‘Wanda at Large(2003)’, ‘The Defenders(2010)’, ‘The Mob Doctor(2012)’, ‘Do No Harm(2013)’, ‘Underground(2016)’ and many more.

Body Measurements – Height, Weight, Eyes, Hair

She has a height of around 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 57kg. Moreover, she has black hair with brown eyes.

Rumors and Controversies

She is currently not involved in any kind of rumors or controversies. She is very focused on her career and her work.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

She has a Facebook account with 795K followers. Similarly, she has an Instagram account with 1.1 million followers and a Twitter account with 218.5K followers.

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