Jurnee Smollett Is Best Known For The Role Of Jess Merriweather On The

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She is best known for the role of Jess Merriweather on the critically acclaimed television series Friday Night Lights. in casting the role, writer-director Kasi Lemmons envisioned “a light-skinned black child who could convey the nuances of a Creole child in the 60s.” She co-starred with her siblings in the ABC television comedy On Our Own (1994-1995) and guest appeared in numerous television shows: Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Full House, Martin, Wanda At Large, House, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. Smollett was featured in the 1996 Francis Ford Coppola film Jack. 2001 would find Jurnee co-starring as daughter to another popular actress, Angela Bassett, in the film Ruby’s Bucket of Blood. in 2006, she joined the film Gridiron Gang.

In 2006 Jurnee Smollett Joined The Film Gridiron Gang

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Smollett was born in New York City, the daughter of Janet, a humanitarian and civil rights activist, and Joel Smollett. Smollett co-starred in the last two seasons of Friday Night Lights. in 2006, she joined the film Gridiron Gang.

Smollett Costarred In The Last Two Seasons Of Friday Night Lights

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Smollett co-starred in the last two seasons of Friday Night Lights. in 2007 actor/director Denzel Washington cast Smollett in his starring/directorial vehicle The Great Debaters. Smollett has one sister and four brothers.
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Jurnee Smollett
Jurnee Smollett