Jurnee Smollett Biography

Jurnee Smollett is an American Actress who has gained lots of fame and followings with her acting performances in some popular television shows as well as movies. Jurnee was born on 1st October 1986 in New York City, United States of America. The names of her parents are Janet Harris and Joel Smollett. She has a sister named Jazz and four brothers named Jussie, JoJo, Jake, and Jocqui. She is a high school graduate but the name of her school has not been mentioned. For further and higher studies she enrolled herself at Wiley College, United States of America.

Jurnee Smollett Career

She made an appearance in many TV shows like Out All Night as Laquita, Full House as Denise Frazer, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper as Denise Frazer, and Martin as Little girl in 1992. In 1994 she had a recurring role in a TV series named On Our Own where she played the role of Jordee Jerrico. After two years she made her debut film in Jack where she played the role of Phoebe and was also seen in a Drama TV series named NYPD Blue where she is playing the role of Hanna. In 1997 she was seen in a film called Eve’s Bayou where she is Eve Batiste. The next year she was seen in TV series called Cosby as Jurnee.

In 1999, Jurnee Smollett was seen in a TV series named Selma, Lord, Selma where she is playing the role of Sheyann Webb, and in Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child where her role was of Ali Baba. The next year she was seen in a film named Beautiful Joe where she plays the role of Vivien. From 2001 to 2015 she was seen in many TV series and films like Roll Bounce, Gridiron Gang, The Great Debaters, Captain Planet 4, ER, Wanda at Large, House, Greys Anatomy, Do No Harm, Parenthood, The Mob Doctors, and many more.

In 2016 she did a film called Hands of Stone and a TV series called Underground. After two years she was seen in a film called One Last Thing where her role was Lucy Dillinger. In 2020 she was seen in a film called Birds of Prey and a TV series named The Twilight Zone and Lovecraft Country.

Jurnee Smollett Biography

Real Name Jurnee Diana Smollett
Birth Date 1 October 1986
Age (as of 2022) 35 Years
Birth Place New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress, Voice Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimetres – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  128 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father Joel Smollett
Mother Janet Smollett
Sister Jazz Smollett
Brother Justin “Jussie” Smollett, JoJo Smollett, Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett


College Wiley College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorce
Affair No
Husband Josiah Bell (m. 2010–2020)
Children Hunter Zion Bell

Personal Life

Jurnee Smollett is married to Josiah Bell who is a musician. The couple got married on 24th October 2010 at Los Angeles Botanical garden. On 31st October 2016, they had their first son named Hunter. According to sources in March 2020 she filed for a divorce. But they are planning to raise their child together.

Jurnee Smollett Net Worth

Jurnee Smollett is a popular actress as she has made an appearance in many films and TV series. She has also been nominated many times at popular awards shows. Her main source of income comes from her acting career, interviews, events appearances, and brand sponsorships. It is estimated that her net worth is around $2 million.


  • At the age of 12, she started working in films and series. She has also opened up about sexual harassment on and off the sets at that age.
  • She considers herself Blewish which means Black and Jewish.
  • Jurnee and her siblings were stared in an ABC sitcom show called On Our Own in 1994.
  • Since she was 11 years old, she has been involved with HIV/AIDS activism.
  • She is popularly known for her character as Denise Frazer.
  • Jurnee has 214.3 thousand followers on Twitter
  • Her role in Birds of Prey was loved by many of her fans and critics.

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