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Jurnee Smollett-Bell is a Actor American born on 1 october 1986 at New York City (USA)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell
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Birth name Jurnee Diana Smollett
Nationality USA
Birth 1 october 1986 (33 years) at New York City (USA)

Jurnee Diana Smollett-Bell (born October 1, 1986) is an American actress. She is known for the role of Jess Merriweather on the television series Friday Night Lights, as well as roles in the films Eve's Bayou (1997), The Great Debaters (2007), Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013), and the TV series True Blood. She also portrayed Michelle Tanner's friend Denise on the sitcom Full House.

Biography

Smollett-Bell has been active in HIV/AIDS causes since she was 11. She spoke at the Ryan White Youth Conference. Her first encounter with the disease came at age seven when a crew member of On Our Own died of AIDS. Smollett-Bell is on the Board of Directors of Artists for a New South Africa, an organization dedicated to HIV/AIDS in Africa. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Defense Fund.

On October 24, 2010, she married musician Josiah Bell.

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Filmography of Jurnee Smollett-Bell (10 films)

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Actress

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Directed by Cathy Yan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Superhero films
Actors Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ewan McGregor, Chris Messina
Roles Dinah Lance / Black Canary
Rating69% 3.493953.493953.493953.493953.49395
Après sa séparation avec le Joker, Harley Quinn décide de s'émanciper et de prendre son indépendance.
Hands of Stone, 1h45
Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Robert De Niro, Ryan Kwanten, John Turturro, Gael García Bernal, Óscar Jaenada, Usher
Roles Juanita Leonard
Rating65% 3.297213.297213.297213.297213.29721
En 1968, le boxeur panaméen Roberto Durán, surnommé « mains de pierre », commence sa carrière professionnelle, à l'âge de 16 ans. Il ne se retira qu'en 2002... alors âgé de 50 ans !
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, 1h51
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films based on plays, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian West, Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones, Brandy
Roles Judith
Rating50% 2.5050452.5050452.5050452.5050452.505045
Years ago, Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is a therapist working at a matchmaking agency owned by Janice (Vanessa L. Williams). She is married to her childhood sweetheart Brice (Lance Gross) whom she has known since she was 6. Brice and Judith attend the same church as her mother Miss Sarah (Ella Joyce), a devout Christian with strong beliefs. Brice is a pharmacist and is soon introduced to a new employee, Melinda (Brandy Norwood). Melinda soon reveals that she is on the run from an abusive boyfriend, who had tried to kill her. Judith is dissatisfied with her job and anxious to start her own business in marriage counseling, but Brice is cautious and tells her to wait until they are more financially stable, which frustrates Judith. She is further frustrated when Brice refuses to confront men who catcall her on their way home from dinner.
The Great Debaters, 2h6
Directed by Denzel Washington
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about racism
Actors Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Denzel Washington, John Heard
Roles Samantha Booke
Rating75% 3.7986853.7986853.7986853.7986853.798685
Based on a true story, the plot revolves around the efforts of debate coach Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) at historically black Wiley College to place his team on equal footing with whites in the American South during the 1930s, when Jim Crow laws were common and lynch mobs were a pervasive fear for blacks. In the movie, the Wiley team eventually succeeds to the point where they are able to debate Harvard University. This was their 47th annual debate team.
Gridiron Gang, 2h
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, American football films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, Jade Yorker
Roles Danyelle Rollins
Rating68% 3.448933.448933.448933.448933.44893
Sean Porter (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) works at Kilpatrick Detention Center in Los Angeles. He becomes frustrated at not being able to help the kids get away from their problems in life when they are released from the center, such as street gangs and drug dealings. He decides to create a football team so the kids can feel like they're part of something. Porter believes that football will teach the teenage inmates what it takes to be responsible, mature, and disciplined winners. He picks out a few kids in the room that he feels will benefit from this program and requires that they practice with him the following day. He states to his new team, the Kilpatrick Mustangs, "You do it my way, not your way. Your way got you here and you're here because you lost. Right now you are all losers, but if you accept this challenge and stick with the program, you are all going to be winners at the end." Two of the teens do not get along because they are from rival gangs. Willie Weathers (Jade Yorker) is from the 88’s and Kelvin Owens (David Thomas) is from the 95’s. The first game is against the best team in the league, Barrington. The game starts out somewhat positive for the Mustangs, as they recover a fumble on the first drive, but things quickly turn. They are demolished by Barrington, losing by 38 points. After starting 0–2, the Mustangs start winning games as they learn to work together. Kelvin and Willie finally shake hands when they win a game by one touchdown after Kelvin makes a big block for Willie. Near the end of the season, the Mustangs are headed for the playoffs. They are getting more publicity and more fans along the way.
Roll Bounce, 1h52
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films
Actors Shad Moss, Meagan Good, Wesley Jonathan, Chi McBride, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rick Gonzalez
Roles Tori
Rating61% 3.0508853.0508853.0508853.0508853.050885
Set in 1978 Chicago, Roll Bounce tells the story of a boy named Xavier (Bow Wow) (nicknamed "X") whose mother has passed, leaving him with his father, Curtis (Chi McBride) and his sister, Sonya. After the local roller rink closes down, X and his friends are forced to skate in the ritzy uptown rink "Sweetwater". Tired of being disrespected by the skate rental distributor (Nick Cannon) and other skaters at Sweetwater, the group enters a roller disco contest. Their biggest rivals are the 5-year champion, Sweetness (Wesley Jonathan) and his crew, the Sweetwater Rollers. The film centers on X's training for the competition while trying to work through problems with his father and his pretty childhood friend, Naomi (Meagan Good).
Beautiful Joe, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Sharon Stone, Billy Connolly, Gil Bellows, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jaimz Woolvett, Dann Florek
Roles Vivien Mason
Rating58% 2.9011552.9011552.9011552.9011552.901155
A dying man finds that horses, blondes, and the Mob may end his life faster than cancer. Joe (Billy Connolly) is a regular guy who runs a flower shop and has never had much in the way of good luck. Things seem to be grim for Joe when he's diagnosed with a brain tumor, but a bit of good fortune appears on the horizon when he wins a jackpot at the race track. However, Hush (Sharon Stone), an exotic dancer who has fallen deeply in debt to a gang of thugs, steals Joe's newly won fortune to pay them off. Joe gets his money back by explaining to the gangsters what happened, but only because they mistake him for a syndicate kingpin they've heard about but never met. When the gangsters discover that Joe is a florist and not a career criminal, they find the situation less than amusing.
Selma, Lord, Selma, 1h34
Directed by Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about racism, Children's films
Actors Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce, Yolanda King, Elisabeth Williams-Omilami
Roles Sheyann Webb
Rating73% 3.686553.686553.686553.686553.68655
Sheyann Webb meets Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. one day while playing outside with her friends. They are told that Dr. King has come to Selma, Alabama to help the Negro people get voting rights. Sheyann learns many things from Dr. King. He teaches her and her friend Rachel (Stephanie Zandra Peyton) that when asked, "Children, what do you want?" their answer should be "Freedom." He also teaches her that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness, regardless of the color of their skin, and that children also have a battle to fight. Sheyann wants to get involved and skips school to sneak into the meetings. One night a friend of Sheyann's named Jimmie Lee Jackson is killed. To draw attention to the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, it is decided that a 54-mile march to the state capital of Alabama will take place. Marchers will present a petition to Governor Wallace to protest that Negroes are not being treated fairly. On Sunday, March 7, 1965, a day that comes to be called Bloody Sunday, Sheyann and other African-American protesters march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge en route to Montgomery, and are attacked by police. Sheyann is the youngest person to attempt to march.
Eve's Bayou, 1h49
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about families
Actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Debbi Morgan, Lynn Whitfield, Meagan Good, Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Nicole Carson
Roles Eve Batiste
Rating72% 3.6460453.6460453.6460453.6460453.646045
Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), a ten-year-old girl, lives in a prosperous African American community in Louisiana with her younger brother Poe (Jake Smollett) and her older sister Cisely (Meagan Good), a pretty girl who is just entering puberty. Their parents are Roz (Lynn Whitfield) and Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), a well respected doctor in Louisiana's "colored" community who claims descent from the French aristocrat who founded the town of Eve's bayou. One night after a raucous party, Eve accidentally witnesses her father having sex with family friend Matty Mereaux (Lisa Nicole Carson). However, Cisely, who has a very affectionate relationship with her father, convinces Eve that she misinterpreted an innocent moment. The unreliability of memory and observation remain important themes throughout the film.
Jack
Jack (1996)
, 1h53
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Vieillesse
Actors Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Brian Kerwin
Roles Phoebe
Rating58% 2.9019252.9019252.9019252.9019252.901925
The movie begins with Karen Powell (Diane Lane) going into labor during a costume party and being rushed to the hospital by her husband Brian (Brian Kerwin) and their friends. Although the delivery is successful, the baby is premature, born after only ten weeks of pregnancy, and is diagnosed with an exaggerated form of Werner syndrome (an aging disease) as stated by Dr. Benfante (Allan Rich) and Dr. Lin (Keone Young). According to them, as this very rare autosomal recessive disorder progresses, Jack Powell will age at a rate four times as fast as normal children due to his internal clock that seems to be developing faster.