Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Highest Rated: 82% Eve's Bayou (1997)

Lowest Rated: 44% Hands of Stone (2016)

Birthday: Oct 1, 1986

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, born Jurnee Diana Smollett, was born on Oct. 1, 1986 in New York City, one of six children to parents Joel and Janet. Smollett-Bell began acting professionally as a young child, making her screen debut in the short film "Sunday in Paris" (1991). More memorable early turns involved recurring performances on popular TV shows "Full House" (ABC 1987-1995) and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" (ABC 1992-97), playing the character Denise Frazer on both series. Smollet-Bell and her siblings Jojo, Jazz, Jussie, and Jocqui then co-headlined their own sitcom, "On Our Own" (ABC 1994-95). After the conclusion of this program, Smollett-Bell toggled between film and television work, appearing notably in the Robin Williams movie "Jack" (1994) and the TV series "Cosby" (1996-2000). In her teen years, Smollett-Bell turned her attention away from family comedies and toward material like "Wanda at Large" (Fox 2003) and "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC 2005-). She joined the popular high school drama "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/The 101 Network 2006-2011) in its fourth season, playing aspiring football coach Jess Merriweather. After headlining the short-lived dramedy "The Defenders" (CBS 2010-11) and the Tyler Perry-directed TV movie "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" (2013), Smollett-Bell returned to supporting parts on high-profile series like "Parenthood" (NBC 2010-15) and "True Blood" (HBO 2008-14). Smollett-Bell returned to top billing with "Underground" (WGN America 2016-), an 1850s America period drama on which she played a slave on the quest for freedom.

Highest rated movies

Eve's Bayou
The Great Debaters Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Roll Bounce
Beautiful Joe
Hands of Stone

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 78% Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Dinah Lance/Black Canary (Character) $84.1M 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Thing Lucy (Character) - 2018
44% 52% Hands of Stone Juanita Leonard (Character) $4.7M 2016
No Score Yet 84% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Judith (Character) $52.0M 2013
80% 86% The Great Debaters Jurnee Smollett (Character) $30.2M 2007
65% 70% Roll Bounce Tori (Character) $17.4M 2005
No Score Yet 85% Ruby's Bucket of Blood Emerald Delacroix (Character) - 2001
60% 38% Beautiful Joe Vivien Mason (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 93% Selma, Lord, Selma Sheyann Webb (Character) - 1999
82% 90% Eve's Bayou Eve Batiste (Character) $14.8M 1997

TV

Credit
88% 64% Lovecraft Country Letitia "Leti" Lewis (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Lovecraft Country HD Letitia "Leti" Lewis (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
67% 47% The Twilight Zone Jasmine (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 100% Sofia the First Chrysta (Guest Voice) 2017
96% 87% Underground Rosalee (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smollett Eats Self 2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
70% 72% True Blood Nicole Wright (Character) 2013-2014
88% 95% Parenthood Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
15% 50% Do No Harm Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
21% 50% The Mob Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
74% 73% The Defenders Lisa Tyler (Character) 2010-2011
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Jess Merriweather (Character) 2009-2011
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
90% 96% House Tracy (Guest Star) 2006
50% No Score Yet Wanda at Large Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1998-1999
83% 83% NYPD Blue Hanna (Guest Star) 1996
0% No Score Yet On Our Own Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet 80% Full House Denise (Guest Star) 1992-1994