|Born||October 1, 1986|
|Birthplace||New York City, NY|
|Episode||Fools for Love|
Jurnee Smollett (now Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is an American actress, probably best known for her portrayal of Jess Merriweather on Friday Night Lights. On House, M.D., she portrayed young married woman Tracy in the Season 3 episode Fools for Love.
Smollett started acting at the age of five in a television short, and made her first series appearance in Out All Night in 1992. Since then, she has had recurring roles in many television series including Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, Full House, On Our Own (with five of her siblings), Cosby, and Wanda At Large. She also played the featured character in the movie Eve's Bayou.
Smollett currently has a starring role in the series The Defenders.
- Appeared with Lin-Manuel Miranda on Do No Harm
- Appeared with Brandy Norwood in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counsellor
- Appeared with Zeljko Ivanek, Wendy Makkena and Mike Starr on The Mob Doctor
- Appeared with Michael B. Jordan on Friday Night Lights
- Appeared with Chi McBride and Khleo Thomas in Roll Bounce
- Appeared with Sharif Atkins on ER
- Appeared with Megan Follows and Chris Marquette on Strong Medicine