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


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nunca es tarde2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barbershop: The Next Cut2016performer: "Back Together" / writer: "Back Together"
Onkel Johnny2015Short writer: "I'm In It"
Second Coming2014performer: "A Long Walk" / writer: "A Long Walk" - as Scott
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Obsessed2009performer: "Golden" / writer: "Golden"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Golden" / writer: "Golden"
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins2008performer: "It's Love" / writer: "It's Love"
The Nanny Diaries2007performer: "The Fact Is I Need You" / writer: "The Fact Is I Need You"
Hounddog2007performer: "Hound Dog"
Something New2006/Iperformer: "Family Reunion"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary performer: "The Way", "You Got Me" / writer: "The Way", "You Got Me" - as Jill H. Scott
Shadowboxer2005performer: "Bedda At Home" / writer: "Bedda At Home"
Beauty Shop2005performer: "Golden" / writer: "Golden"
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003performer: "Comes to the Light" / writer: "Comes to the Light"
Brown Sugar2002performer: "Easy Conversation" / writer: "Easy Conversation"
S.P.U.N.G2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Down to Earth2001"One Time" / performer: "One Time"
Kingdom Come2001performer: "Kingdom Come"
Save the Last Dance2001performer: "Shining Through"
In Too Deep1999performer: "Dreamin'" / writer: "Dreamin'"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coco2016Professor Dixon
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesJackie
Hello Beautiful Interludes Live: Jill Scott2015TV MovieSinger
With This Ring2015TV MovieViviane
Get on Up2014DeeDee Brown
Baggage Claim2013Gail
Fading Gigolo2013uncredited
Second Sight2013TV MovieDr. Callier
Fringe2012TV SeriesSimone
Steel Magnolias2012TV MovieTruvy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2010TV SeriesJanice Raleigh
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010Sheila
Sins of the Mother2010TV MovieNona
Black Panther2010TV Mini-SeriesStorm Ororo Munroe
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency2008-2009TV SeriesPrecious Ramotswe
Why Did I Get Married?2007Sheila
Hounddog2007Big Momma Thorton
Cavedweller2004Rosemary
Girlfriends2004TV SeriesDonna Williams
Sesame Street2002TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Interludes2012inspiration

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway's Best2002TV MovieHerself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2001TV SeriesMusical Guest
VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin2001TV SpecialHerself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Performer
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2000TV SeriesHerself
MOBO Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The Chris Rock Show2000TV SeriesHerself
Soul Train Awards Post Show2016TV MovieHerself - Guest
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself
2015 Soul Train Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Yahoo! Live2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2004-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Unsung2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerself
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
UNCF: An Evening of Stars2014TV SpecialHerself
In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul2014TV MovieHerself
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Made in America2013DocumentaryHerself
Anderson Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHerself
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement2012DocumentaryHerself
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20112011TV MovieHerself
Sunday Best2011TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock2010TV MovieHerself
ES.TV HD2010TV SeriesHerself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2010TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sesame Street2009TV SeriesHerself
Real Life Divas2008TV Series documentaryHerself
BET Awards '082008TV SpecialHerself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The BET Honors2008TV MovieHerself - Performer
What Perez Sez2008TV SeriesHerself
Extra2008TV SeriesHerself
SeeMore's Playhouse2007TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2007TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2006TV SeriesHerself
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests2006Video documentaryHerself
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005DocumentaryHerself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHerself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Barend en Van Dorp2004TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHerself
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHerself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Jazzspel with Eric J2003TV SeriesHerself (2003-2008)
Def Poetry2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV SpecialHerself
Elmo Visits the Firehouse2002Video shortHerself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Jazzyfatnastees: In Process2002TV Short documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Female Artist
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Song - TraditionalSong: "Back Together"
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding AlbumAlbum: "Woman"
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialSins of the Mother (2010)
2010Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance- DramaThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative Performance· Lupe Fiasco

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialWith This Ring (2015)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureGet on Up (2014)
2015WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Made for Television Movie / Mini-SeriesWith This Ring (2015)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastBaggage 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
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActressSteel Magnolias (2012)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialSteel Magnolias (2012)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureWhy Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
2011Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Movie or MiniseriesSins of the Mother (2010)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2009WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Drama SeriesThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2008BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressWhy Did I Get Married? (2007)
2008DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActressThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3."
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureWhy Did I Get Married? (2007)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "Whatever."
2005Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceCavedweller (2004)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special
2001BritBrit AwardsBest International Female
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist


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#Quote
1When 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.
2The 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.
4All 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.
5Married 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.
6I 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.
7I am a woman, I make mistakes. I make them often. God has given me a talent and that's it.

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