Jurnee is a great actress who started her career at 6. She is a famous personality well-known for her fantastic performance. So today, we will be discussing all of her. Let’s proceed to learn more about her career and her personal life.
Jurnee full name is Jurnee Diana Smollett. She was born on 1 October 1986 in New York City. Her nationality is American. Her ethnicity is mixed due to her parents belonging to different regions.
She completed her schooling at New York High School and graduated from Smith University. Her zodiac sign is Libra. Her favorite music artist is Taylor Swift. Badminton is her favorite sport. She loves pancakes.
Her family consists of her parents and 5 of her siblings. Her father’s name is Joel Smollet, and her mother is Janet Harris. Her father’s and mother’s profession is still unidentified. Her father is Jewish, with ancestors from Romania and Russia. Her mother is an African American. She has 4 brothers and 1 sister. Her brothers are Jussie Smollett, Jake Smollett, Jojo Smollett and Jocqui Smollett. Her sister’s name is Jazz Smollett. They all are in the same profession of acting. Her siblings are also from an acting background. Of her total number of 6 siblings, she is the 4th number.
Her Physical Measurements
Jurnee is 36 years old. Her height is 5 feet 5 inches, and her weight is 69 kg or 152 lbs. The actress has beautiful brown eyes. Her beautiful brown hair adds to her beauty. She has no tattoos on her body.
Her Medical Condition
At 7, she was active in HIV/AIDS Causes. At 7, only she encountered this disease when one of her crew members on the sets of “Of, Our Own” died due to HIV/AIDS. Hydeia Broadbent is the survivor of this disease with whom she has worked for HIV/AIDS awareness.
Her Social Media Handles
Jurnee is active on all social media platforms. On Instagram, she has 1.4 million followers. Although she is not that active on Instagram these days, the young actress has a verified badge on her Instagram account. She has a total of 1323 posts that she has posted for her fans on Instagram. Jurnee has a public account on Twitter with a total number of followers of 223.5k. Her account is verified on Twitter as well. Furthermore, she is active on Facebook as well.
Her Marriage Life
Jurnee Smollet has a very handsome husband. She is married to Josiah Bell, who is a musician. She tied the knot with Josiah Bell on October 24 at the Los Angeles botanical garden. By profession, her husband is a musician. In the year 2020, there were rumors of their divorce. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.
Moreover, both are living their life happily with each other. The couple often shares their pictures with their fans on Instagram as well. According to them, the best relationship starts with friendship. Josiah’s song ‘Smoke and mirrors’ is starred by his wife Jurnee.
They both complement each other a lot. They said that they were best friends before they even started dating. The couple confirmed their pregnancy news with their fans through an Instagram post in 2016 with a cute photo showing her baby bump. They welcomed their first baby in October 2016. They named their baby Hunter Zion Bell. They have shared pictures of their baby with their fans through Instagram. He will be turning 6 this year.
In 2020, the couple filed for a divorce. From that, both of them have not updated anything about their relationship. Their successful 10-year marriage has come to an end. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has warned the couple to settle the case. The judge warned that their case is still incomplete and that if they cannot take appropriate steps soon, their case will be dismissed for the delay in prosecution.
Jurnee Smollet was always very passionate about her profession. Jurnee started her acting career in 1992 as a child actress appearing in Martin and Out All Night. She has done several roles on the small screen and the big screen both. For her debut in 1996, she appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola film Jack. The actress was very well known for her role in Kasi Lemmons, directed by Eve’s Bayou in 1997. In the same year, she won the title of San Diego Film Critics Society. She was nominated for a Primitive Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. This year she has even won the best-supporting actress award as well.
In 1999, she was awarded the Outstanding Youth Actress award. She has done a lot of famous television dramas and films. Some famous television drama films are Martin, Friday Night Lights, True Blood, The Twilight Zone, etc. Some famous films are Jack, Hands of Stone, Birds of Prey, Spiderhead, etc. In 2013, she did a drama film with the director Tyler Perry in which she played the leading role. The film received negative reviews but was a hit movie. It was the highest-grossing drama of Tyler Perry.
Jurnee was a regular with the HBO series from 2013-2014 for True Blood. She was cast as a lead character in 2015 for the drama Underground. In 2020, in the film Birds and Prey, Black Canary’s role was portrayed by Junnet Smullet.
Her Net Worth
Jurnee Smollett is a highly-paid actress on television who has accumulated a huge amount of wealth In both 2011 and 2012, she was the highest-paid actress in the world. Her net worth in 2022 is around $6 million. She started her career as a child actress. In 2019, the value was $1.5 million, and in 2022, it increased to $1.8 million.