Jill Scott

Lowest Rated: 15% Hounddog (2008)
Birthday: Apr 4, 1972
Birthplace: Not Available
A writer who evolved into a triumphant R&B performer and then a stage and film actress, Jill Scott grew up in Philadelphia and wrote lyrical, evocative poetry -- poetry that prompted her discovery by Amir, drummer of the R&B band the Roots. A studio collaboration between Scott and that band yielded the 1999 Top 40 pop hit "You Got Me"; afterward, in lieu of doing the expected by issuing her first solo recording, Scott first garnered legions of fans by touring across Canada in a powerhouse revival of the Jonathan Larson musical Rent; she then began issuing solo recordings in the summer of 2000. Scott's film career largely grew out of her music act, beginning as it did with solo performances in the 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party and the 2006 documentary Finally Sayin' What I Really Mean.... She segued into pure dramatic roles in 2007, with a pair of memorable performances -- one in the comedy drama Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? and an outstanding turn as blues maven Big Mama Thornton in the coming-of-age period piece Hounddog. She returned for the sequel to Why Did I Get Married, and was cast in TV series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Scott continued to split her time between her singing and acting careers, releasing albums in 2011 and 2015 and appearing in films like Baggage Claim and the 2012 television movie remake of Steel Magnolias.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% Love Beats Rhymes Actor 2017
67% Flint Nayyirah Shariff 2017
No Score Yet Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Actor 2015
No Score Yet With This Ring Viviane 2015
80% Get On Up DeeDee Brown $22.9M 2014
58% Made in America Actor 2014
16% Baggage Claim Gail $17.3M 2013
No Score Yet Steel Magnolias (2012) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Steel Magnolias Truvy 2012
27% Why Did I Get Married Too Sheila $48.6M 2010
No Score Yet Sins of the Mother Actor 2010
15% Hounddog Big Mama Thornton 2008
46% Why Did I Get Married? Shelia $55.2M 2007
No Score Yet Finally Sayin' What I Really Mean... Actor 2006
92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party Actor $11.8M 2006
No Score Yet Jools Holland: Later ... Hip Hop Soul Actor 2004
No Score Yet Cavedweller Rosemary 2004
No Score Yet Neo Soul All Stars Actor 2002

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Voice
2011
Appearing
  • 2014
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Simone Dr. Carla Warren
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2011
  • 2005
  • 2001
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
2001-2007
Performer
  • 2007
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Performer
  • 2000
No Score Yet First Wives Club
2018

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