Jill Scott is an American singer, model and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and
Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum.
She grew up an only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood, raised by her mother, Joyce Scott,
and her grandmother. Scott was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and attended the Philadelphia High
School for Girls.
April 4, 1972 (age
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Lyzel Williams (2001 - 2007)
Philadelphia High School for Girls
R&B, soul, neo soul, jazz, quiet storm, hip hop, spoken word
Singer-songwriter, Model, poet, actress
A Long Walk
Did You Know:
• Jill started the Blues Babe Foundation which helps minority students pay for College expenses.
• She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? in 2007.
• In Get On Up (2014) she plays the second wife of James Brown.
• She also appeared as the lead role in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
Jill Scott Quotes
I'm looking at the head of the household, and the house hasn't been run properly for a long time, ... Clinton was the first person ever to make a formal apology to black people for slavery, which was very warm and appreciated. But African-Americans haven't healed at all . The wound is still very open. And seeing the differences in how people live, it just puts salt in it- constantly . Seeing the way we're treated within these United States ... it burns you even more every day.
First, it was shock, ... Then depression, and then anger. There were newscasters saying, You've got to get out of here, everybody has to go now,' but nobody thought about the people who didn't have cars. And nobody came to help. Nobody brought food ... the system broke apart.
God is ever present. He's in every breath, in every step. He's here, always, always.
Jill Scott Awards
Grammy Award for Best Urban / Alternative Performance -
Cross My Mind