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Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett

In the three months since the 25-year-old actress and singer's debut on “Empire,” her single “Jungle Fever” has been streamed six million times and her self-titled debut album has brought in 2 million in sales. The daughter of actors Yvette Flunder and Joelmollett, early life for this multi-hyphenate included acting, singing, dancing, and playing drums for pop group Jump 5.

TIME

Lena Williams (November 2, 1997). "Up and Coming - Jurnee Smollett - Calm Child at the Center of an Adult Storm". The New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2015. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

www.vogue.com)Describing her Guggenheim look as “dangerous and flirty” with an impeccable fit, Smollett immortalized in snapshots a habit that has filled her Instagram feed with pictures of her vibrant style. Though she considers herself a private person, Smollett documents her big moments to provide her audience with insights and an ever-evolving scrapbook. “My parents kept several photo albums around the house when I was young, and to this day, I enjoy going back and looking at their life during those times,” she says. “Being able to share these exciting moments with my village and bring them along with me into these unique spaces is thrilling. If I’m at Paris Fashion Week, I go ‘hey, here’s what it’s like experiencing that.’” (Source:

BIRD

Jurnee Smollett may have began her career by Hanging with Mr. Cooper and visiting Full House playing Denise Frazier, but this brilliant actress has been bringing the heat since her breakout role in Eve’s Bayou at the age of 10. Whether it’s been Beautiful Joe, The Great Debaters, Smollett never fails to impress audiences with range. Her popularity began exploding after fantastic performance as Black Canary in Birds of Prey. Her talent though was on center stage in Lovecraft Country with Smollett taking on the role of Letitia “Leti” Lewis which earned her critical acclaim and her first Emmy nomination. (Source: awardswatch.com)

And she’s done plenty. Smollett showcased her action chops as Black Canary in the superhero movie “Birds of Prey”; she demonstrated precocious emotional depth as the title character in the 1997 drama “Eve’s Bayou”; and starting at age 6, Smollett brought bubbly child actor charm to “Full House” and other sitcoms. (Source: www.latimes.com)

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