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Jill Scott

2023 Women’s History Month

Jill Scott

Jill Heather Scott is a singer, songwriter, model, poet, and actress.

In 2000, Scott’s debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004) and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (2007) both achieved gold status.

In 2007, Scott made her film debut in Hounddog and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?

In 2008, she starred in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, based on the novels of the same name by Alexander McCall Smith.

After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011.

In 2014, she starred in the film Get on Up as the second wife of James Brown.

In 2015, she released her fifth album, Woman. Beginning in 2018, Scott appeared in The CW DC Comics superhero series Black Lightning as Lady Eve.