Quick facts
Birth date 4 Apr, 1972
Age 48 yrs
Occupations Singer
Jazz musician
Television actor
Film actor
Voice actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Philadelphia
Gender Female
Description American soul musician
Genre Soul music
Instruments Voice
Notable work Experience: Jill Scott 826+
Imdb id Nm0779325

Short Biography

Jill Scott is known as a Grammy Award-winning recording artist. She is also famous for being a poet and actress how had popular film roles in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Steel Magnolias.

Jill Scott was born on April 4, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and brought up as a single kid by her mom and grandma. She found the poems of Nikki Giovanni in the eighth grade and was significantly inspired by her work, with Scott later getting a charge out of writers like Octavia Butler and J. California Cooper. She additionally built up an enthusiasm for music and singing, taking to certain jazz and soul greats and learning the specialty of music all alone as a young woman.

Scott worked as a writer and went to Temple University with the aim of turning into an educator, however left school to take up a drama apprenticeship. She handled a part in a Canadian touring production of Rent. She found the redundancy of an organized musicals as smoothing so she left the show in 1999 to concentrate on other ventures.

Career as a recoding artist

Scott proceeded to work with Questlove of the hip-jump group The Roots, co-writing the tune "You Got Me," which would acquire a rap performance Grammy award. She additionally worked with producer and songwriter Jeff Townes to make tunes that would make up her first album collection.

Scott released her full-length debut album on Hidden Beach Records, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. 1 in the year 2000. Her debut featured melodies like "A Long Walk" and "Gettin' in the Way." The album collection earned incredible praise and feedback and launched her toward the Top 20 of the Billboard album chart, with the singer/songwriter gaining three Grammy nominations for her excellent catalog.

Marriage & Divorce with Lyzel Williams

In her first marriage, Scott married her sweetheart, Lyzel Williams. Williams worked as a DJ and artist. Scott's first marriage endured just 6 years. They split in 2009, one month after Scott delivered their kid, Jett Hamilton Roberts into the world. One motivation behind why their marriage fizzled was on the grounds that it was based on a weak foundation. They had just been dating for a couple of months before they got married.

Relationship with Mike Dobson

Jill's fan base were stunned when they found about her wedding to her second husband, Mike Dobson since they had no clue that she was dating somebody. Her second attempt at marriage only lasted one year when she filed for divorce from Mike Dobson in 2017. She claimed that the marriage could not be fixed and fortunate that she had protected her assets with a prenup.

Last Modified: May 23, 2020


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    Jill Scott was born on April 4, 1972, in Philadelphia, PA.

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