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Biography #2 (for Ruby's Bucket of Blood)

Jurnee Smollett was voted one of the five Hollywood stars to watch in the millennium by Interview Magazine. The magazine called Smollett a miracle on the move in its September 2000 issue. Additionally, Seventeen Magazine voted her a dynamo to watch.

Smollett received rave reviews as Eve, a young girl who, during the course of one summer, opens a Pandora's Box of family secrets in Eve's Bayou, for which she won a Broadcast Film Critics Award for Best Youth Performance. Smollett also received rave reviews for her starring role in The Wonderful World Of Disney's Selma Lord Selma, when she brought to the small screen the true to life story of Sheyann Webb, a determined, outspoken little girl who befriended Dr. Martin Luther King during the 60's voter rights movement. She recently starred as Vivien, the protective daughter of a con-artist mother played by Sharon Stone, in the feature film, Beautiful Joe.

Smollett starred with Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad on the CBS sitcom, Cosby as the precocious next door neighbor, for which she won a 1999 NAACP Image Award as well as a Vision Award. She won her second NAACP Image Award in February, 2000. She also received much critical acclaim as the daughter of an activist who is brutally murdered in NYPD Blue.

Jurnee conquered the sitcom circuit at age four. She starred in the 1994-1995 ABC sitcom, On Our Own with her real life sister and four brothers. In 1992-1994 Smollett had a recurring role on Full House as Denise, a character so loved that she revived the role for a season of Hangin' With Mr. Cooper.

The mommy-trained vocalist has performed on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The Magic Hour, and she received a standing ovation acceptance on such shows as Vibe and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She is currently preparing to take her career to the next level as a successful recording artist.

Bio courtesy Showtime for "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" (04-Nov-2003)