However, before Jack, she was in 11 episodes of Full House over the course of three seasons, playing a friend to little Michelle Tanner.
She received critical acclaim and Critic's Choice Award for playing title role in the 1997 independent drama film Eve's Bayou.
As an adult, Smollett-Bell has starred in the films The Great Debaters (2007) and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013).
She also had starring roles in a number of television series, including the NBC sports drama Friday Night Lights (2009–2011), and the HBO vampire drama True Blood (2013–2014).
The Smollett surname may not ring any immediate bells for you, but if you watched Friday Night Lights, you’re familiar with Jurnee Smollett, who played Jess Merriweather over the course of two seasons. What you may not realize, however, is that Jurnee Smollett has been around for a very long time.
For instance, Jurnee’s first major big screen appearance was in 1996’s Jack.