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Jurnee Smollett-Bell


Jurnee Smollett-Bell 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 (2011). She is also known for her roles in The Great Debaters (2007), Eve's Bayou (1997), True Blood (2013), as well as Jason ... See full bio »

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 2015 Hands of Stone (post-production)
Juanita Leonard
 2013-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Nicole Wright
- Thank You (2014) ... Nicole Wright
- Almost Home (2014) ... Nicole Wright (credit only)
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... Nicole Wright (credit only)
- Karma (2014) ... Nicole Wright
 2013 Do No Harm (TV Series)
Abby Young
- A Stand-In (2013) ... Abby Young
- Don't Answer the Phone (2013) ... Abby Young
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Traci Coolidge
- Resurrection (2013) ... Traci Coolidge (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Change of Heart (2012) ... Traci Coolidge (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2012 Bad Girls (TV Movie)
Gwen Delfino (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2009-2011 Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
Jess Merriweather
- Always (2011) ... Jess Merriweather (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Texas Whatever (2011) ... Jess Merriweather (as Jurnee Smollett)
- The March (2011) ... Jess Merriweather (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Don't Go (2011) ... Jess Merriweather (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Gut Check (2011) ... Jess Merriweather (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2008 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Beth Monroe
- Freedom: Part 2 (2008) ... Beth Monroe (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Freedom: Part 1 (2008) ... Beth Monroe (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2007 The Great Debaters
Samantha Booke (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
Tracy
- Fools for Love (2006) ... Tracy (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2006 Gridiron Gang
Danyelle Rollins (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2005 Roll Bounce
Tori (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2003 Wanda at Large (TV Series)
Holly Hawkins
- Clowns to the Left of Me (2003) ... Holly Hawkins (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Bradley Has a Friend? (2003) ... Holly Hawkins (as Jurnee Smollett)
- King Rat (2003) ... Holly Hawkins (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Pilot (2003) ... Holly Hawkins (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Romy
- Next of Kin (2002) ... Romy (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
- Positive (2002) ... (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2001 Ruby's Bucket of Blood (TV Movie)
Emerald Delacroix (as Jurnee Smollett)
 2000 Beautiful Joe
Vivien Mason (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Ali Baba
- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1999) ... Ali Baba (voice, as Jurnee Smollett)
 1998-1999 Cosby (TV Series)
Jurnee
- He Who Hesitates Is Lucas (1999) ... Jurnee (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Afterschool Delight (1999) ... Jurnee (as Jurnee Smollett)
- False Alarm (1999) ... Jurnee (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Lucas Absentia (1999) ... Jurnee (as Jurnee Smollett)
- The Awful Truth (1999) ... Jurnee (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1999 Selma, Lord, Selma (TV Movie)
Sheyann Webb (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1997 Eve's Bayou
Eve Batiste (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Hanna
- Where's 'Swaldo (1996) ... Hanna (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1996 Jack
Phoebe (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1994-1995 On Our Own (TV Series)
Jordee Jerrico
- The Tonsil Tale (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico (as Jurnee Smollett)
- The Easy Way (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Little Rascals (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Girl Talk (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico (as Jurnee Smollett)
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1995) ... Jordee Jerrico (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1992-1994 Full House (TV Series)
Denise / Denise Frazer
- A House Divided (1994) ... Denise (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Too Little Richard Too Late (1994) ... Denise (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Be Your Own Best Friend (1994) ... Denise (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Michelle a la Cart (1994) ... Denise (as Jurnee Smollett)
- The Last Dance (1994) ... Denise (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1992 Martin (TV Series)
Little Girl #1
- I Saw Gina Kissing Santa Claus (1992) ... Little Girl #1 (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1992 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Denise Frazer / Denise
- Torn Between Two Teachers (1992) ... Denise Frazer (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Warriors: Part 2 (1992) ... Denise (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Please Pass the Jock (1992) ... Denise Frazer (as Jurnee Smollett)
- Hangin' with Michelle (1992) ... Denise Frazer (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1992 Out All Night (TV Series)
Laquita
- The Kid (1992) ... Laquita (as Jurnee Smollett)
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Alison Chase (as Jurnee Smollett)
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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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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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)

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Her father is Jewish and her mother is African-American. See more »

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