Oct. 1st, 1986
New York City, New York, USA
Jurnee Smollett's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - The Great Debaters
2006 - Gridiron Gang
2005 - Roll Bounce
2000 - Beautiful Joe
1997 - Eve's Bayou
1996 - Jack
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Jurnee Diana Smollett (born October 1, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Jess Merriweather on the critically acclaimed television series Friday Night Lights. Her most notable films are Eve's Bayou and The Great Debaters. She is currently starring in the Legal drama The Defenders as Lisa Tyler.
- Won a Vision award for role on _"Cosby" (1996)_ (qv).
- Nominated for four Image Awards, won three times. Recently won Best Actress for the Great Debaters (2008).
- Did a TV show with her brothers and Sisters _"On Our Own" (1994)_ (qv).
- Won Broadcast Film Critcs Award for Best Performance by a Child Actor (1998) Eve's Bayou.
- Sister of actor 'Jussie Smollett' (qv).
- Has won three NAACP Image Awards.
- Has 4 brothers and 1 sister, Jazz, Jocqui, Jake, Jojo, and Jussie.
- Sister of actor 'Jake Smollett' (qv).