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Born: April 4, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: singer, songwriter, poet, actress

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If Aretha Franklin held the title Queen of Soul, then singer-turned-actress Jill Scott deserved to be called Queen of Neo Soul. The singer's vocal style effortlessly combined jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and spoken word, resulting in hits such as the breezy ballad "A Long Walk" (2003) and the Grammy Award-winning duet "Daydreamin'" (2007). Scott also enjoyed a successful acting career, often playing tough-skinned women with a heart of gold. She appeared in Tyler Perry's films such as "Why Did I Get Married?" (2007) before landing a starring role on "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO, 2008-09), about a female investigator who solves mysterious crimes in Botswana. Her touching performance on the series earned Scott rave reviews and established her career as a naturally gifted and multilayered artist.

If Aretha Franklin held the title Queen of Soul, then singer-turned-actress Jill Scott deserved to be called Queen of Neo Soul. The singer's vocal style effortlessly combined jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and spoken word, resulting in hits such as the breezy ballad "A Long Walk" (2003) and the Grammy Award-winning duet "Daydreamin'" (2007). Scott also enjoyed a successful acting career, often playing tough-skinned women with a heart of gold. She appeared in Tyler Perry's films such as "Why Did I Get Married?" (2007) before landing a starring role on "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO, 2008-09), about a female investigator who solves mysterious crimes in Botswana. Her touching performance on the series earned Scott rave reviews and established her career as a naturally gifted and multilayered artist.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 With This Ring (2015)
2.
 Steel Magnolias (2012)
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 Hounddog (2007)
9.
 Cavedweller (2004) Rosemary
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Began performing as a spoken word artist
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Was discover by 'Quest Love' of the band, The Roots and collaborated with them to write the song "You Got Me"
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Appeared in the Canadian touring production of the Broadway musical "Rent"
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Signed to Steve McKeever's 'Hidden Beach Recordings' label
2000:
Released her debut album, <i>Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol.1</i>
2000:
Began performing at a theater company in Philadelphia
2001:
Released a live album, <i>Experience: Jill Scott 826+</i>
2003:
Earned a Grammy nomination for the single "A Long Walk"
2004:
Released second studio album, <i>Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2</i>
2004:
Made her TV debut in a recurring role on season four of UPN's "Girlfriends"
2004:
Co-starred in the Showtime movie "Cavedweller" starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
2005:
Published a compilation volume of her poems, <i>The Minutes, The Moments, The Hours</i>
2006:
Performed with The Roots and Erykah Badu in the concert film, "Dave Chappelle's Block Party"
2007:
Made feature acting debut in "Hounddog" as Big Mama Thornton
2007:
Appeared in Tyler Perry's feature film, "Why Did I Get Married?"
2007:
Released the studio album, <i>The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3</i>
2009:
Played the leading role in the HBO series, "The No. 1 Ladies┬┐ Detective Agency"
2010:
Re-teamed with Perry for the sequel "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?"
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Education

Philadelphia High School for Girls: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -
Temple University: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -

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