Jill Scott

Singer, Songwriter, Poet
If Aretha Franklin held the title Queen of Soul, then singer-turned-actress Jill Scott deserved to be called Queen of Neo Soul. The singer's vocal style effortlessly combined jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and spoken word ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

With This Ring 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Get On Up 2014 (Movie)

DeeDee Brown (Actor)

The Voice 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Baggage Claim 2013 (Movie)

Gail (Actor)

Philly 4th of July Jam 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Steel Magnolias 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Girls Rock 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Fringe 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made In America 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Hounddog 2008 (Movie)

Big Momma Thornton (Actor)

The BET Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 2001 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Chris Rock Show 2000 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? 2007 (Movie)

Shelia (Actor)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Girlfriends 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual BET Walk of Fame 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Aaliyah: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway's Best 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Billboard Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 News Special: The New Soul Generation 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

NAACP Music Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Across America 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cavedweller (TV Show)

Actor

Sins of the Mother (TV Show)

Actor
Music (16)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Golden") (Song Performer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Golden") (Song)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

("It's Love") (Song Performer)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

("It's Love") (Song)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

("The Way") (Song Performer)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

("The Way") (Song)

Something New 2006 (Movie)

("Family Reunion") (Song Performer)

Something New 2006 (Movie)

("Family Reunion") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 (Tv Show)

Performer

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

("Golden") (Song Performer)

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

("Golden") (Song)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Comes To The Light") (Song Performer)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Comes To The Light") (Song)

Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

("Easy Conversation") (Song)

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

("Kingdom Come") (Song Performer)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

(Shinning Through (theme from 'Save the Last Dance')) (Song Performer)
Art Department (1)

Samurai Girl (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Biography

If Aretha Franklin held the title Queen of Soul, then singer-turned-actress Jill Scott deserved to be called Queen of Neo Soul. The singer's vocal style effortlessly combined jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and spoken word, resulting in hits such as the breezy ballad "A Long Walk" (2003) and the Grammy Award-winning duet "Daydreamin'" (2007). Scott also enjoyed a successful acting career, often playing tough-skinned women with a heart of gold. She appeared in Tyler Perry's films such as "Why Did I Get Married?" (2007) before landing a starring role on "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO, 2008-09), about a female investigator who solves mysterious crimes in Botswana. Her touching performance on the series earned Scott rave reviews and established her career as a naturally gifted and multilayered artist.

Relationships

Lil' John Roberts Actor

Companion
Announced engagement on June 20, 2008 at a concert in New York's Carnegie Hall ended relationship shortly after their son was born in April 2009

Jett Roberts

Son
Born April 20, 2009 father, Lil' John Roberts

Joyce Scott

Mother
Raised her daughter with her mother

Lyzel Williams

Husband
Married from 2001-2007 wrote and recorded the song "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)" about Williams

EDUCATION

Philadelphia High School for Girls

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Temple University

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Planned on becoming a high school English teacher, but dropped out after three years

Milestones

2010

Re-teamed with Perry for the sequel "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?"

2009

Played the leading role in the HBO series, "The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency"

2007

Released the studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3

2007

Made feature acting debut in "Hounddog" as Big Mama Thornton

2007

Appeared in Tyler Perry's feature film, "Why Did I Get Married?"

2006

Performed with The Roots and Erykah Badu in the concert film, "Dave Chappelle's Block Party"

2005

Published a compilation volume of her poems, The Minutes, The Moments, The Hours

2004

Released second studio album, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2

2004

Made her TV debut in a recurring role on season four of UPN's "Girlfriends"

2004

Co-starred in the Showtime movie "Cavedweller" starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

2003

Earned a Grammy nomination for the single "A Long Walk"

2001

Released a live album, Experience: Jill Scott 826+

2000

Released her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol.1

2000

Began performing at a theater company in Philadelphia

Began performing as a spoken word artist

Was discover by 'Quest Love' of the band, The Roots and collaborated with them to write the song "You Got Me"

Signed to Steve McKeever's 'Hidden Beach Recordings' label

Appeared in the Canadian touring production of the Broadway musical "Rent"

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