Jurnee Smollett-Bell Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight58 kg
Date of BirthOctober 1, 1986
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseJosiah Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an American actress who is known for having been cast in a variety of TV shows and movies like Eve’s BayouRoll BounceGridiron GangThe Great DebatersTemptation: Confessions of a Marriage CounselorHands of StoneFull HouseOn Our OwnCosbyWanda at LargeFriday Night LightsThe DefendersTrue BloodUndergroundLovecraft CountryGrey’s Anatomy, and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Starting her career as a child actress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell has amassed an enormous fan base with more the 1.5 million followers on Instagram and more than 200k followers on Twitter and has also won several awards for her acting finesse.

Born Name

Jurnee Diana Smollett

Nick Name

Jurnee

Jurnee Smollett-Bell as seen at the 'Underground' panel during the 2015 New York Comic-Con on October 11, 2015
Jurnee Smollett-Bell as seen at the ‘Underground’ panel during the 2015 New York Comic-Con on October 11, 2015 (Penpusher / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

The information regarding Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s educational background is unknown.

Occupation

Actress, Voice Actress

Family

  • Father – Joel Smollett
  • Mother – Janet (née Harris)
  • Siblings – Jazz Smollett (Sister) (Actress, Producer, Production Manager), Justin “Jussie” Smollett (Older Brother) (Actor, Singer), JoJo Smollett (Older Brother) (Actor), Jake Smollett (Younger Brother) (Actor, Producer, Director), Jocqui Smollett (Brother) (Actor)
  • Others – Peter Smollett (Paternal Grandfather), David Smolovitz /Smollett (Paternal Great-Grandfather), Dawley /Dawlly Levy (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Molly Hirschenson (Paternal Grandmother), John Harris (Maternal Grandfather), Grace /Raphel Smith (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is represented by Management 360, Talent Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Build

Voluptuous

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jurnee Smollett-Bell has dated –

  1. Josiah Bell (2009-Present) – Jurnee started dating singer Josiah Bell in 2009. Eventually, they got married on October 24, 2010, and the duo became parents to their first child, a son named Hunter, on October 31, 2016.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell in a selfie with Josiah Bell
Jurnee Smollett-Bell in a selfie with Josiah Bell (Josiah Bell / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White & Black)

She has Ashkenazi Jewish roots on her father’s side and is of African-American descent on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Pierced septum
  • Pouty lips
  • Curly Locks

Brand Endorsements

Jurnee Smollett-Bell has appeared in TV commercials for several brands like Proactiv Solution (2012, 2013).

She has also either endorsed or promoted brands like FabFitFun through Instagram.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell posing happily in the middle of the street
Jurnee Smollett-Bell posing happily in the middle of the street (Jurnee Smollett-Bell / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Having been cast in a number of TV shows like Full House (1992-1994) as Denise Frazer, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (1992) as Denise Frazer, On Our Own (1994-1995) as Jordee Jerrico, Cosby (1998-2000) as Jurnee, Strong Medicine (2002) as Ruby, Wanda at Large (2003) as Holly Hawkins, Grey’s Anatomy (2008) as Beth, Friday Night Lights (2009-2011) as Jess Merriweather, The Defenders (2010-2011) as Lisa Tyler, True Blood (2013-2014) as Nicole Wright, Parenthood (2013) as Heather Hall, Underground (2016-2017) as Rosalee, and Lovecraft Country (2019) as Letitia “Leti” Dandridge
  • Being a part of movies like Eve’s Bayou (1997) as Eve Batiste, Beautiful Joe (2000) as Vivien, Roll Bounce (2005) as Tori Turner, Gridiron Gang (2006) as Danyelle Rollins, The Great Debaters (2007) as Samantha Booke, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013) as Judith, and Hands of Stone (2016) as Juanita Leonard

First Film

Jurnee Smollett-Bell made her first theatrical film appearance as Phoebe in the fantasy comedy-drama film, Jack, in 1996.

First TV Show

Jurnee Smollett-Bell made her first TV show appearance as Denise /Denise Frazer in an episode, titled The Devil Made Me Do It, of the family comedy-drama show, Full House, in 1992.

As a voice actress, she made her TV show debut as Ali Baba in an episode, titled Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, of the animated fantasy adventure series, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, in 1999.

Personal Trainer

She stays fit by indulging in interval training and yoga. To calm her mind and stay at peace, she also prays and meditates on a regular basis.

As for her diet, she eats healthy, takes her vitamins, and drinks a lot of water on a daily basis. However, she doesn’t restrict herself by following her diet too strictly. For breakfast, she prefers Eggs Benedict along with some Belgian waffles or French toast and a smoothie. Moreover, she loves eating sushi for both lunch and dinner whenever she can.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell Favorite Things

  • Food Joint – Connie and Ted’s
  • Meal Of The Day – Breakfast

Source – TheNewPotato.com

Jurnee Smollett-Bell in a selfie in September 2018
Jurnee Smollett-Bell in a selfie in September 2018 (Jurnee Smollett-Bell / Instagram)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell Facts

  1. Her father’s family immigrated from Russia and Poland.
  2. Since the age of 11, Jurnee has been active in spreading awareness for HIV/AIDS causes, after being inspired by the HIV/AIDS survivor Hydeia Broadbent.
  3. She has also worked with organizations like the Black AIDS InstituteNew South Africa, and the Red Cross.
  4. When she was 7 years old, one of her On Our Own crew members died after suffering from AIDS.
  5. In 1997, Jurnee Smollett-Bell won a Critics’ Choice Movie Award in the “Best Supporting Actress” category as well as a San Diego Film Critics Society Award in the same category for her critically acclaimed performance as Eve Batiste in the drama film, Eve’s Bayou (1997).
  6. In 2008, she won an NAACP Image Award in the “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” category for her role as Samantha Booke in the biographical drama film, The Great Debaters (2007).
  7. Jurnee Smollett-Bell starts her day with morning prayers.
  8. She enjoys traveling a lot, especially to South Africa.
  9. She always carries her journal and a lip balm in her bag.
  10. On sets, kettle chips or hummus and pita are her go-to snacks.
  11. Follow Jurnee Smollett-Bell on Instagram and Twitter.

Featured Image by Penpusher / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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