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Jill Scott

Biography

Platinum record-selling R&B vocalist and celebrity known on her behalf soulful lyrics in music want ‘Hate on Me personally’ and on her behalf collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, amongst others. She examined education at Temple School and prepared on learning to be a instructor. Her trip towards a musical profession started through spoken phrase performances. She actually is a three-time Grammy Prize winner and it has been nominated for ten even more Grammy Awards aswell. She acquired a son called Jeff with her ex-fiancé and drummer John Roberts. She was wedded to Lyzel Williams from 2001 to 2007. She acted alongside Janet Jackson in Tyler Perry’s film Why Do I Get Wedded? in 2007.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jill Scott
Date Of Birth April 4, 1972
Place Of Birth Philadelphia, PA
Height 1.68 m
Profession R&B Singer
Education Philadelphia High School for Girls, Temple University
Nationality American
Spouse Mike Dobson, Lyzel Williams
Children Jett Hamilton Roberts
Parents Joyce Scott
Awards Soul Train Music Lady of Soul Award, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song - Traditional, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female, Billboard Music Award for Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, BET Centric Award, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Song of the Year, BET Award for Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com), Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Female, BET Award for Best Actress, Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist, Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, CMT Music Award for CMT Performance of the Year
Movies Coco, With This Ring, Get on Up, Baggage Claim, Steel Magnolias, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Sins of the Mother, Why Did I Get Married?, Hounddog, Cavedweller, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Marvel Knights: Black Panther, Jill Scott: Live in Paris: Words, Sights & Sounds: Vol. 1, Jill Scott: Real Thing: Words and Sounds: Vol. 3, The Best of NeoSoul, Jools Holland: Later ... Hip Hop Soul, Neo Soul All Stars
TV Shows Black Panther, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1 Recording her new album The Light Of The Sun: Words and Sounds, Vol. 4. [February 2010]
2 Son, Jett Hamilton Roberts, born April 20, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.
3 Gave birth to her first child at age 37 on April 20, 2009, a son named Jett Hamilton Roberts, who arrived 5 days earlier than expected. The child's father is her now ex-fiancé Lil Jon Roberts.
4 Announced June 20, 2008 that she is engaged to her drummer, Lil' John Roberts.
5 Is expecting her first child with fiancé Lil' Jon Roberts. The baby is due April 25, 2009.
6 Invented a new brand of bras for full figured women called "Butterfly" in the spring of 2008.
7 Favorite movie is The Wiz (1978).
8 Is a supporter of gay rights.
9 Prior to her breakthrough in the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor.
10 She remains close to her mother and grandmother, nicknamed "Blue Babe", and resides in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
11 Won a 2005 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance for "Cross My Mind.".
12 While not a single, the album track "He Loves Me," dedicated to her then-husband Lyzel became a particularly popular song in her live and televised performances.
13 Mother's name is Joyce Scott.
14 Cites Sarah Vaughan as one of her musical influences. The others are Frankie Beverly and Maze, Minnie Riperton, Donny Hathaway, Anita Baker, Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Sade.
15 Was nominated for a Grammy in Best New Artist of 2000, but did not win.
16 Released her double-platinum debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, in 2000.
17 Named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2001.
18 Founded the Blues Babe Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to college-bound students in the greater Philadelphia area, in 2002.
19 She quit teaching after other teachers complained about her method of singing to students to improve their memorization skills.
20 Recorded 50 songs for her debut album, but included only 18.
21 Slept in the same bed as her grandmother until the age of eighteen.
22 Her stepfather was abusive, so she and her mom went to live with her grandmother.
23 Performed with a Canadian touring cast in the musical 'Rent'.
24 Originally attended Temple University to become a high school English teacher.
25 Released a book of poetry entitled "The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours" in April 2005.
26 Has a cat named Stacey.
27 An only child.
28 Attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls
29 Was offered a role in the Broadway play 'Chicago', but turned it down.
30 Originally sang the hook on The Roots Grammy winning song "You Got Me."


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nunca es tarde 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barbershop: The Next Cut 2016 performer: "Back Together" / writer: "Back Together"
Onkel Johnny 2015 Short writer: "I'm In It"
Second Coming 2014 performer: "A Long Walk" / writer: "A Long Walk" - as Scott
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Obsessed 2009 performer: "Golden" / writer: "Golden"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Golden" / writer: "Golden"
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins 2008 performer: "It's Love" / writer: "It's Love"
The Nanny Diaries 2007 performer: "The Fact Is I Need You" / writer: "The Fact Is I Need You"
Hounddog 2007 performer: "Hound Dog"
Something New 2006/I performer: "Family Reunion"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary performer: "The Way", "You Got Me" / writer: "The Way", "You Got Me" - as Jill H. Scott
Shadowboxer 2005 performer: "Bedda At Home" / writer: "Bedda At Home"
Beauty Shop 2005 performer: "Golden" / writer: "Golden"
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 performer: "Comes to the Light" / writer: "Comes to the Light"
Brown Sugar 2002 performer: "Easy Conversation" / writer: "Easy Conversation"
S.P.U.N.G 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Down to Earth 2001 "One Time" / performer: "One Time"
Kingdom Come 2001 performer: "Kingdom Come"
Save the Last Dance 2001 performer: "Shining Through"
In Too Deep 1999 performer: "Dreamin'" / writer: "Dreamin'"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coco 2016 Professor Dixon
Being Mary Jane 2015 TV Series Jackie
Hello Beautiful Interludes Live: Jill Scott 2015 TV Movie Singer
With This Ring 2015 TV Movie Viviane
Get on Up 2014 DeeDee Brown
Baggage Claim 2013 Gail
Fading Gigolo 2013 uncredited
Second Sight 2013 TV Movie Dr. Callier
Fringe 2012 TV Series Simone
Steel Magnolias 2012 TV Movie Truvy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 TV Series Janice Raleigh
Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 Sheila
Sins of the Mother 2010 TV Movie Nona
Black Panther 2010 TV Mini-Series Storm Ororo Munroe
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 2008-2009 TV Series Precious Ramotswe
Why Did I Get Married? 2007 Sheila
Hounddog 2007 Big Momma Thorton
Cavedweller 2004 Rosemary
Girlfriends 2004 TV Series Donna Williams
Sesame Street 2002 TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Interludes 2012 inspiration

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway's Best 2002 TV Movie Herself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2001 TV Series Musical Guest
VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin 2001 TV Special Herself
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 2000 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
The Chris Rock Show 2000 TV Series Herself
Soul Train Awards Post Show 2016 TV Movie Herself - Guest
Steve Harvey 2015 TV Series Herself
2015 Soul Train Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2015 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Yahoo! Live 2015 TV Series Herself
The View 2004-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Unsung 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2015 TV Movie Herself
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute 2015 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Today 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2010-2014 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
UNCF: An Evening of Stars 2014 TV Special Herself
In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul 2014 TV Movie Herself
Rachael Ray 2013 TV Series Herself
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself
Made in America 2013 Documentary Herself
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The BET Honors 2012 TV Movie Herself
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement 2012 Documentary Herself
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 TV Movie Herself - Performer
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
Sunday Best 2011 TV Series Herself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Mo'Nique Show 2010-2011 TV Series Herself
Black Girls Rock 2010 TV Movie Herself
ES.TV HD 2010 TV Series Herself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival 2010 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sesame Street 2009 TV Series Herself
Real Life Divas 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
BET Awards '08 2008 TV Special Herself
BET Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself - Performer
The BET Honors 2008 TV Movie Herself - Performer
What Perez Sez 2008 TV Series Herself
Extra 2008 TV Series Herself
SeeMore's Playhouse 2007 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2007 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2001-2006 TV Series Herself
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party' 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests 2006 Video documentary Herself
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary Herself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Herself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Barend en Van Dorp 2004 TV Series Herself - Performer
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Herself
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Herself
Essence Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Jazzspel with Eric J 2003 TV Series Herself (2003-2008)
Def Poetry 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder 2002 TV Special Herself
Elmo Visits the Firehouse 2002 Video short Herself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Jazzyfatnastees: In Process 2002 TV Short documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Female Artist
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Song - Traditional Song: "Back Together"
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Album Album: "Woman"
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Sins of the Mother (2010)
2010 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance- Drama The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance · Lupe Fiasco

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special With This Ring (2015)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Get on Up (2014)
2015 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Actress Made for Television Movie / Mini-Series With This Ring (2015)
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Baggage Claim (2013) · Djimon Hounsou
· Adam Brody
· Derek Luke
· Taye Diggs
· Lauren London
· Jenifer Lewis
· Terrence Jenkins
· Trey Songz
· Tia Mowry-Hardrict
· Boris Kodjoe
· La La Anthony
· Christina Milian
· Affion Crockett
· Paula Patton
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress Steel Magnolias (2012)
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Steel Magnolias (2012)
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
2011 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries Sins of the Mother (2010)
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2009 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Actress Drama Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2008 BET Award BET Awards Best Actress Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
2008 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actress The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3."
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female For the song "Whatever."
2005 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Dramatic Performance Cavedweller (2004)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special
2001 Brit Brit Awards Best International Female
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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#Quote
1 When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums, and we'd talk about life. Those times helped shape who I became.
2 The artists who stand out to me have a passion for what they do. There are a lot of people who can sing. It's just like when you go to church and people are singing because it sounds good, not because it feels good. There's a difference.
3 (When asked if she is religious) When I was 12, I decided that I wanted to see what else was out there. I believe that all of the religions have merit and that it's man that messes it up. I am more spiritual than religious. Sometimes I feel like a Buddhist and I need to chant; sometimes a Baptist and I need to holler and shout and sometimes I need to be a Catholic and need to purge my sins and confess. It just depends on where I am. But, I know I need to get there.
4 All I have to do is be me on stage. But acting, I have to be someone else, and walk how they would walk and blink how they would blink. I used to talk about it bad like, 'aw man, that person made $10 million a movie?' But now I understand why they do. I get it now.
5 Married life is really good, it's a beautiful thing, I enjoy spending my life with this man; I like him, I like his personality, I like the way he treats his friends. When I'm talking about love, I'm talking about him.
6 I wanted to remind people I'm just flesh and blood. I falter. I am poor. I am blind. I am pitiable. I am naked. But I'm here and that is the blessing. The gift of life.
7 I am a woman, I make mistakes. I make them often. God has given me a talent and that's it.

#Trademark
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