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Jill Scott

Jill Scott is a North Philly native who became part of the international music consciousness with the release of Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1, which achieved double-platinum status and earned her NAACP Image Awards, trophies from both Billboard and Soul Train and the honor of sharing the stage with Aretha Franklin for VH1's Divas Live. She graced magazine covers (and was voted among People's 50 Most Beautiful for 2001), contributed editorials and blessed the national television stages of Oprah, David Letterman, Jay Leno and The View. After touring the world, she released a real, live album with some new cuts, 2001's Experience: Jill Scott 826+ which spawned the Grammy-nominated A Long Walk.

Between touring, Jill has directed a video for Hidden Beach label-mate, trombonist Jeff Bradshaw and appeared on Sesame Street in celebration of its 33rd year. Her original compositions were featured on the soundtracks for BROWN SUGAR, RUSH HOUR 2, DOWN TO EARTH, KINGDOM COME and the RED STAR SOUNDS compilation. Jill made her primetime sitcom debut with a four-episode run on UPN's Girlfriends, starred in Showtime's Cave Dwellers and crafted a book of poetry, entitled simply, The Minutes, The Moments, The Hours (St. Martin Press). The album Beautifully Human, Words & Sounds, Vol. 2, was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album and won the Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy for the single Cross My Mind.

Jill began working on THE REAL THING in 2006, stopping during the process to appear in the Dakota Fanning movie HOUNDDOG in which she plays Big Momma Thornton, the artist who originally sang the Elvis Presley hit.

Jill has her first major starring role in TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED?

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Jill Scott Facts

OccupationMusician, Actress
BirthdayApril 4, 1972 (51)
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Jill Scott compared to you?

Selected Filmography

With This Ring
Jill Scott: Live in Paris +
Heart Monitor
First Season Episode 1 Pilot
Arty's Fall Painting / A State of the Arty Sign
Steel Magnolias
Thrak, Splak, Sizzle
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