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Jill Scott

Scott was born on April 4, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up an only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood, raised by her mother, Joyce Scott and grandmother. She recalls a happy childhood and was "very much a loved child". Scott was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. After graduating the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Scott attended Temple University. While working two jobs, she studied secondary education. She planned to become a high school English teacher. However, after three years of study and then serving as a teacher's aide, Scott became disillusioned with a teaching career, and she dropped out of college.

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Apr 4, 1972 In Philadelphia, PA, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Mahalia!
Latest Project:
Series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices 2020-09-01
Known For
Poster of Made in America
Poster of Baggage Claim
Poster of Black Panther
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Movie Mahalia! Mahalia Jackson 2022
Series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices Unknown 2020-09-01
Series First Wives Club 2019-09-19
Series Tamron Hall Self - Guest 2019-09-09
Series Black Lightning Lady Eve 2018-01-16
Movie Flint Nayyirah Shariff 2017-10-28
Movie Love Beats Rhymes Professor Dixon 2017-12-01
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Herself - Performer 2016-11-15
Movie With This Ring Viviane 2015-01-24
Series black-ish Yaya 2014-09-24
Movie Get on Up DeeDee Brown 2014-08-01
Movie Baggage Claim Gail Best 2013-09-27
Movie Made in America Herself 2013-10-11
Movie Steel Magnolias Truvy 2012-10-07
Movie Black Panther Storm 2011-01-18
Series Black Panther Storm (voice) 2010-01-16
Movie Sins of the Mother Nona 2010-02-21
Movie Why Did I Get Married Too? Sheila 2010-04-02
Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Mma Precious Ramotswe 2009-03-15
Movie Jill Scott - Live in Paris 2008-02-05
Series Fringe Unknown 2008-09-09
Movie Hounddog Big mma thorton 2007-01-22
Movie Why Did I Get Married? Sheila 2007-10-12
Movie Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests Unknown 2006-08-22
Movie Dave Chappelle's Block Party Self 2005-09-12
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Movie Cavedweller Rosemary 2004-05-04
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05