Jurnee Smollett an actress born Jurnee Diana Smollett on October 1, 1986, in New York City, U.S. to Janet Harris and Joel Smollett, the fourth of six siblings, all being performers, one sister, Jazz Smollett, and 4 brothers, Jussie, JoJo, Jake, and Jocqui. Smollett’s educational knowledge isn’t obtainable in the meanwhile.
Smollett started her movie occupation as a toddler actress making appearances on television sitcoms, along with On Our Own (1994–1995) and Full House (1992–1994) and earned greater recognition alongside together with her operate inside the critically acclaimed Kasi Lemmons’ directed film Eve’s Bayou (1997).
Growing up, she has appeared inside the motion pictures The Great Debaters (2007), Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013), and Birds of Prey (2020).
With her television roles such as a result of the NBC sports activities actions drama Friday Night Lights (2009–2011), the WGN America interval drama Underground (2016–2017), and the HBO fantasy horror dramas True Blood (2013–2014) and Lovecraft Country (2020), which she obtained a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the latter.
Smollett starred as superhero Dinah Lance / Black Canary inside the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) operate film Birds of Prey in 2020, a activity which she goes to reprise inside the HBO Max film Black Canary, starring inside the latter.
Jurnee Smollett Nationality And Ethnicity
Jurnee Smollett is an American born in New York City, to an Ashkenazi Jewish, with ancestors from Romania, Russia and Poland, father and an African American mother.