Jill Scott

Jill Scott

  • Born on
    • April 4th, 1972
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.


Acting (13 Credits)

2021Highway to Heaven as Angela Stewart
2019First Wives Club
2017Love Beats Rhymes as Professor Dixon
2015With This Ring as Viviane
2014Get on Up as DeeDee Brown
2013Baggage Claim as Gail Best
2012Steel Magnolias as Truvy
2010Black Panther as Storm (voice)
2010Why Did I Get Married Too? as Sheila
2008The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency as Mma Precious Ramotswe
2007Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? as Sheila
2007Hounddog as Big mma thorton
2004Cavedweller as Rosemary

Herself (2 Credits)



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