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April 22, 2013 in Celebrity Interviews

Jurnee Smollett Live Interview

Charlotte NC's WPEG radio host Nolimit Larry with The Morning Maddhouse interviews with actress Jurnee Smollett. Jurnee Smollett talks to NoLimit Larry about all her new projects.


Smollett was born Jurnee Diana Smollett in New York City, the daughter of Janet and Joel Smollett. Her father is Jewish (originating in Russia and "Jurnee Smollett"Poland) and her mother is of African-American, Native American, Creole, and Irish descent. The fourth of six performing siblings, she received critical acclaim for her performance as ten-year-old Eve in the independent film Eve's Bayou(1997).  In casting the role, writer-director Kasi Lemmons envisioned "a light-skinned black child who could convey the nuances of a Creole child in the 60s."


She co-starred with her siblings in the ABC television comedy On Our Own (1994–1995) and guest appeared in numerous television shows: Hangin' with Mr. CooperFull HouseMartinWanda At LargeHouseGrey's Anatomy, etc. Smollett co-starred in the last two seasons of Friday Night Lights.


Jurnee Smollett was featured in the 1996 Francis Ford Coppola film Jack

. She starred in the racially charged 1999 Disney film Selma, Lord, Selma. In 2000, she co-starred with Sharon Stone (Smollett played daughter of Stone's Hush) and Billy Connelly in the comedy film Beautiful Joe. 2001 would find Jurnee co-starring as daughter to another popular actress, Angela Bassett, in the film Ruby's Bucket of Blood. Smollett co-starred with actors Bow Wow and Brandon T Jackson in the 2005 skater movie Roll Bounce. In 2006, she joined the film Gridiron Gang. In 2007 actor/director Denzel Washington cast Smollett in his starring/directorial vehicle The Great Debaters. The film was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Harvey Weinstein.


On March 17, 2009, she visited Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, Kwa Mashu Township, north of DurbanSouth Africa, where she led an exchange youth forum sharing her experiences with Kwa Mashu youth.


From September 2010 to March 2011 she co-starred with Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell in the CBS legal drama The Defenders


Smollett will star in Tyler Perry's upcoming movie Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, schedule for release on March 29, 2013. The film also stars Lance Gross, and Brandy Norwood.


She will also be appearing in season 6 of True Blood.



Nolimit Larry hosts some of the most memorable events in Charlotte, NC. His delivery, humor and gift to catch it as it happens is why fans love to see Noleezy on the stage or in the community. Larry is the only personality that can host a morning show, read to kids at a school, help at a non-profit event, play basketball in his recreation league, then rock Charlotte Nightlife…and that’s only his Thursdays.


NoLimit Larry brings the best entertainment for all ages. As a seasoned club host, Nolimit enjoys bringing life to any crowd and he ensures all attendees have an incredible nightlife experience. Although his time at the club is non-stop fun, his greatest joy is children and the ability to change lives through grassroots initiatives. This is why Noleezy is not only known as “Carolina’s Crunkest DJ,” but as the man ALWAYS in the community. With all the things to do in Charlotte, with Nolimit Larry, you are guaranteed a great time.


On www.nolimitlarry.com, you will read all of Nolimit Larry’s events, his favorite music, independent artists, entertainment news, sports news and world news.


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