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JILL SCOTT (DeeDee Brown) is a three-time
singer-songwriter, a New York
Times best-selling poet and a
critically acclaimed actress.
Before having the No. 1
album in the country ("The
Light of the Sun"), performing at
the White House, being named
one of People magazine's
2009 TV's Breakout Stars and
appearing alongside Aretha
Franklin in VH1's Divas, triple-threat Scott began her
career collaborating with musical icons The Roots, Will
Smith and Common in the late 1990s.
In 2000, Scott released her much-anticipated debut
record, "Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1,"
a double-platinum album that earned her several
Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist.
Two more critically acclaimed albums followed,
"Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2" and
"The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3," which
brought Scott two Grammy Awards and spawned multiple
Committed to her acting craft, Scott has appeared
on television in several roles, including the universally
praised lead in HBO's The No.1 Ladies' Detective
Agency; the remake of Steel Magnolias; and the hit
show Fringe. Her successful foray into film includes
roles in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? and
its sequel, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married
Too?, and most recently in the new romantic comedy
A consummate writer at heart, Scott penned "The
Moments, the Minutes, the Hours," which instantly
became a New York Times best seller. Scott also developed
an intimate apparel line for Ashley Stewart and founded
Blues Babe Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) that has
raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of
minority students pursuing college degrees.
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