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Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972)) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and poet hailing from Philadelphia. She had initially wanted to be a teacher, but lost interest in that field, and shifted from job to job for several years before becoming a spoken-word performance artist. She was discovered by Amir Thompson, better known as The Roots drummer Questlove, who invited her into the band. She helped them write "You Got Me," which went on to win several awards after it was performed by Erykah Badu and The Roots. After touring Canada in a production of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', Jill Scott began to be recognized as an artist in her own right.

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Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972)) 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and poet hailing from Philadelphia. She had initially wanted to be a teacher, but lost interest in that field, and shifted from job to job for several years before becoming a spoken-word performance artist. She was discovered by Amir Thompson, better known as The Roots drummer Questlove, who invited her into the band. She helped them write "You Got Me," which went on to win several awards after it was performed by Erykah Badu and The Roots. After touring Canada in a production of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', Jill Scott began to be recognized as an artist in her own right.

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* ''Film/{{Flint}}'' (2017)


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* ''Series/BlackIsh'' (2020)


* EarWorm: "Golden".

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* ''Series/BlackLightning2018'' (2018) as Lady Eve


Jill Scott (born 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and poet hailing from Philadelphia. She had initially wanted to be a teacher, but lost interest in that field, and shifted from job to job for several years before becoming a spoken-word performance artist. She was discovered by Amir Thompson, better known as The Roots drummer Questlove, who invited her into the band. She helped them write "You Got Me," which went on to win several awards after it was performed by Erykah Badu and The Roots. After touring Canada in a production of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', Jill Scott began to be recognized as an artist in her own right.

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Jill Scott (born 1972) April 4, 1972)) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and poet hailing from Philadelphia. She had initially wanted to be a teacher, but lost interest in that field, and shifted from job to job for several years before becoming a spoken-word performance artist. She was discovered by Amir Thompson, better known as The Roots drummer Questlove, who invited her into the band. She helped them write "You Got Me," which went on to win several awards after it was performed by Erykah Badu and The Roots. After touring Canada in a production of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', Jill Scott began to be recognized as an artist in her own right.


Jill Scott (born 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and poet hailing from Philadelphia. She had initially wanted to be a teacher, but lost interest in that field, and shifted from job to job for several years before becoming a spoken-word performance artist. She was discovered by Amir Thompson, better known as The Roots drummer Questlove, who invited her into the band. She helped them write "You Got Me," which went on to win several awards after it was performed by Erykah Badu and The Roots. After touring Canada in a production of ''{{Rent}}'', Jill Scott began to be recognized as an artist in her own right.

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Jill Scott (born 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and poet hailing from Philadelphia. She had initially wanted to be a teacher, but lost interest in that field, and shifted from job to job for several years before becoming a spoken-word performance artist. She was discovered by Amir Thompson, better known as The Roots drummer Questlove, who invited her into the band. She helped them write "You Got Me," which went on to win several awards after it was performed by Erykah Badu and The Roots. After touring Canada in a production of ''{{Rent}}'', ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', Jill Scott began to be recognized as an artist in her own right.

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* AmicableExes: "Golden" is about her decision to divorce her husband.
* EarWorm: "Golden".


* ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' (2009-2010) as [[{{Storm}} Ororo "Storm" Munroe]] (voice)

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* ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' (2009-2010) as [[{{Storm}} [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} Ororo "Storm" Munroe]] (voice)


Outside of the field of music, Jill Scott has been an actress since 2000, when she took the advice of her friend Ozzie Jones and joined a Philadelphia theater company. Her first break was on UPN's ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' in 2004. She made her film debut in 2007 with ''{{Hounddog}}'' and TylerPerry's ''Why Did I Get Married?''. Her first lead role was in Creator/AnthonyMinghella's last film, ''Literature/TheNo1LadiesDetectiveAgency'', as the detective Precious Ramotswe. Since then, she has gone on to act in several movies and shows, branching out into voice work.

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Outside of the field of music, Jill Scott has been an actress since 2000, when she took the advice of her friend Ozzie Jones and joined a Philadelphia theater company. Her first break was on UPN's ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' in 2004. She made her film debut in 2007 with ''{{Hounddog}}'' ''Film/{{Hounddog}}'' and TylerPerry's Creator/TylerPerry's ''Why Did I Get Married?''. Her first lead role was in Creator/AnthonyMinghella's last film, ''Literature/TheNo1LadiesDetectiveAgency'', as the detective Precious Ramotswe. Since then, she has gone on to act in several movies and shows, branching out into voice work.


* ''Literature/SteelMagnolias'' (2012) as Truvy

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* ''Literature/SteelMagnolias'' ''Film/SteelMagnolias'' (2012) as Truvy


* ''SesameStreet'' (2002)

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* ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' (2002)



* ''{{Hounddog}}'' (2007) as Big Momma Thornton

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* ''{{Hounddog}}'' ''Literature/{{Hounddog}}'' (2007) as Big Momma Thornton



* ''SteelMagnolias'' (2012) as Truvy

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* ''SteelMagnolias'' ''Literature/SteelMagnolias'' (2012) as Truvy


* DyeingForYourArt: In the first season of ''Literature/TheNo1LadiesDetectiveAgency'', Jill Scott had to bulk up to play BigBeautifulWoman Precious Ramotswe. As she was pregnant during the filming of the second season, she relied instead on [[HideYourPregnancy the costume department]].
* FanNickname: "Jilly from Philly."
* HitlessHitAlbum: Her albums overall have proven more popular than her individual songs.

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* ''Get On Up'' (2014)


Outside of the field of music, Jill Scott has been an actress since 2000, when she took the advice of her friend Ozzie Jones and joined a Philadelphia theater company. Her first break was on UPN's ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' in 2004. She made her film debut in 2007 with ''{{Hounddog}}'' and TylerPerry's ''Why Did I Get Married?''. Her first lead role was in Anthony Minghella's last film, ''Literature/TheNo1LadiesDetectiveAgency'', as the detective Precious Ramotswe. Since then, she has gone on to act in several movies and shows, branching out into voice work.

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Outside of the field of music, Jill Scott has been an actress since 2000, when she took the advice of her friend Ozzie Jones and joined a Philadelphia theater company. Her first break was on UPN's ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' in 2004. She made her film debut in 2007 with ''{{Hounddog}}'' and TylerPerry's ''Why Did I Get Married?''. Her first lead role was in Anthony Minghella's Creator/AnthonyMinghella's last film, ''Literature/TheNo1LadiesDetectiveAgency'', as the detective Precious Ramotswe. Since then, she has gone on to act in several movies and shows, branching out into voice work.


* ''BlackPanther'' (2009-2010) as [[{{Storm}} Ororo "Storm" Munroe]] (voice)

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* ''BlackPanther'' ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' (2009-2010) as [[{{Storm}} Ororo "Storm" Munroe]] (voice)

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