Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an actress. She began her career as a child actress, however currently has appeared in approximately a dozen films and two dozen television programs. She gained fame when appearing on television’s )On Our Own and after having a starring role in the film Eve’s Bayou.
Jurnee Diana Smollett was born in 1986 in New York, New York. She has five siblings and was born fourth. Her siblings are all performers as well.
Jurnee’s career began with recurring roles on Full House and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. In 1996, Jurnee made her film debut with a role in Jack. She has since been nominated for and/or won awards for her work. Awards include the Critic’s Choice Award and the NAACP Image Award.
Jurnee has been involved with AIDS/HIV causes since she was eleven years old. She is on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Defense Fund and New South Africa. Jurnee married musician Josiah Bell in 2010. They had a son in 2016.
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