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Jill Scott (II)

Born in 1972 in North Philadelphia, Jill Scott grew up in the ghetto with her mother, Joyce, and grandmother. A deeply loved and gifted child, she learned to talk at only eight months and was reading by age four. Always the center of attention, her principal in elementary school described her as a little butterfly. After running from Jill's abusive... See full bio »
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 2016 Coco (post-production)
Professor Dixon
 2015 Snowfall (TV Movie) (filming)
Sharon 'Cissy' Saint
 2015 With This Ring (TV Movie)
 2014 Get on Up
DeeDee Brown
 2013 Fading Gigolo (uncredited)
 2013 Second Sight (TV Movie)
Dr. Callier
 2012 Fringe (TV Series)
- The Human Kind (2012) ... Simone
 2012 Steel Magnolias (TV Movie)
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Janice Raleigh
- Disabled (2010) ... Janice Raleigh
 2010 Sins of the Mother (TV Movie)
 2010 Black Panther (TV Mini-Series)
Storm / Ororo Munroe
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Storm (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Ororo Munroe / Storm (voice)
 2007 Hounddog
Big Momma Thorton
 2004 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Donna Williams
- He Loves Her, He Loves Her Not (2004) ... Donna Williams
- On the Couch (2004) ... Donna Williams
- A Comedy of Eros (2004) ... Donna Williams
- Prophet & Loss (2004) ... Donna Williams
 2002 Sesame Street (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Album: "Who Is Jill Scott?", 2000. See more »

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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums, and we'd talk about life. Those times helped shape who I became. See more »


Prior to her breakthrough in the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor. See more »


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