Who is Jurnee Smollett? 


Knowledge is the only thing that stays with you unless and until you die. No one can steal knowledge from anyone. Although one might need to invest a lot of time to gain knowledge it will be sustainable. A knowledgeable person is full of wisdom. The person can share the knowledge with as many as possible and it can help to create an impact in the life of people. A person might become poor while sharing his or her money. But he or she will increase their own knowledge while sharing with the people. The act of knowledge sharing is a magical performance.

Quick Infos
Full NameJurnee Diana Smollett
Date of BirthOctober 1, 1986
Birth PlaceNew York City, USA
Parent(s)Janet Smolle and Joel Smollet
Spouse(s)Josiah Bell
​​(m. 2010; sep. 2020)
Net WorthUS $2 million

Likewise, this magical bond is even stronger if a growing child is getting it from their parents. It is because parents not only share their knowledge with experience but also with happiness. The most significant gift of parents is to see their children grow in life. Moreover, Jurnee Smollett is also one of the fortunate children to gain acting knowledge from her mother. Not only her mother but also her whole siblings treat their mother as their acting coach. People know Jurnee from her performance in the movie: “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counsellor”, “Suicide Squad”, “Birds of Prey’ and “Eve’s Bayou.”


Early Life

Janet Smollet gave birth to Jurnee in New York City, USA on October 1, 1986. Her father’s name is Joel Smollet. Her mother met her father in the Bay Area. They were campaigning for civil rights. Julia Bonds was the mentor of Janet. She was in the movement with Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. She grew up with her five siblings viz. Jojo, Jake, Jussie, Jazz, and Jacqui. 

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The educational background of Jurnee is not clear.



Jurnee Smollett has been part of the industry since the age of five. She was part of “Martin” and “Out All Night” in 1992. Jurnee was also part of the situational comedy “Hangin with Mr. Cooper” and “Full House.” She was also part of “On Our Sitcom” from 1994 to 1995. Jurnee did her bug screen debut from the movie “Jack” in 1996.


Jurnee started her official acting career at the small age of 10. She did her debut from the movie “Eve’s Bayou” in 1997.  This became the milestone of her career. People started knowing her acting skills from this movie. The critics had critically acclaimed her performance. She shared the screen with Debbi Morgan, Samuel L. Jackson, and Lynn Whitfield. Jurnee got the “Critic’s Choice Award”. She also got the nominations for the ” NAACP Image Award.” 


Jurnee joined the crew of situational comedy “Cosby” in 1998. This became another success for Jurnee. She received two NAACP Image Awards for her performance. Likewise, she was even part of the movie “Beautiful Joe” in 2000, in the television film “Selma, Lord, Selma” in 1999, and “Ruby’s Bucket of Blood” in 2001. She was also part of the film “Roller Bounce” in 2005, and the drama film “Gridiron Gang” in 2006.


Likewise, Jurnee has been shown a remarkable contribution in the movie “The Great Debaters” in 2007. She even got an “NAACP Image Award” for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” her performance in the movie. Jurnee was also part of the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy.” She was also part of the drama series “Friday Night” from 2009 to 2011, “The Defenders” from 2010 to 2011, and also the HBO series “True Blood” from 2013 to 2014. 

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Jurnee Smollett was also in the led roles of the movie “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counsellor” in 2013. Although the movie received negative reviews, the movie was commercially successful. It did a gross collection of $53,125,354. The movie became the first movie by Tyler Perry to do such a huge business. She was also part of the movie “Hands of Stone” in 2016. It was a sports biographical movie of boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. She portrayed the role of his wife “Juanita Leonard.”


Moreover, Jurnee was also part of the drama series “Underground” in 2015. She has been part of the movie “Birds of Prey”, and the HBO series “Lovecraft Country” in 2020.


Relationship/Personal Life

Jurnee Smollett married Josiah Bell in 2010. June gave birth to a baby boy in November 2016. They name him Hunter. Unfortunately, the couple faced various problems and suffering from one another. Likewise, Jurnee filed a divorce in March 2020.


Social Media

Jurnee Smollett is quite popular in social media platforms. She goes with the name of “@jurneesmollett” on Instagram with 1.2M followers, her Facebook page “Jurnee Smollett” has 148K followers and “@jurneesmollett” on Twitter with 189.5K followers.

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Net Worth

Jurnee Smollett has been part of the industry for more than 25 years. She has been part of many projects. Jurnee has been part of the industry since her childhood as a child actor. She has portrayed various supporting and lead roles. The passion for her acting and realistic performance charms everyone. According to the evaluation of her projects and celebritynetworth.net, Jurnee Smollett has an approximate income of more than $2 million.


Nutshell Bio

The current age of Jurnee is 33 years old. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish and African-American. She has an average height of 5 feet 6 inches with a complimentary weight of 57 kgs.