Jill Scott is a famous American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. She made her debut by releasing, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, which went platinum. After that , for Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, both achieved gold status.
After a long four-year of break from music, Jill Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011. She made her appearance in the movie Hound dog and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?. She also starred in the film Get On Up and played the lead role in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Jill Scott has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Jill Scott was born on April 4, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was raised as an only child by her mother, Joyce Scott and grandmother. She learned to read by age four and was always the centre of attention. In the Eighth grade, she came across the poetry of Nikki Giovanni and was majorly motivated by her work. Later on, she developed zeal for music and signing. Scott worked as a poet and joined Temple University with the aim of becoming a teacher, but left school to take up a drama apprenticeship. She got a part in a Canadian touring production of Rent, but, left the show to focus on her own projects. After befriending some big names, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, It was here that Scott’s musical career took off.
Jill Scott and Lyzel Williams were dating for seven years before they finally decided to walk down the aisle in 2001. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t manage to last even six years. They were divorced in 2007. It was rumored that, Jill Scott divorced Lyzel Williams because he refused to eat food that she had cooked. Later on, Jill explained that she was angry about the stuff (Not Specified) and not eating her cooking was not at all the reason they broke up, it was merely a symptom of what caused the break-up. After the divorce, Jill was engaged to a drummer Li’l John Roberts, who is the father of her 8-year-old son, Jett Hamilton Roberts. In 2009, Jill broke up with drummer in order to find a quality man. Finally on June 25, 2016, Jill Scott secretly tied the knot with long time boyfriend Mike Dobson and are happily married till today.
In 2002, Jill Scott made her music career debut and made has made five studio albums to this date. Her album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 in 2002, went platinum and gained a huge fame. She then released, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004) and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (2007), which got Gold status. After a long break of four years, she then came up with “The Light of the Sun” in 2011 and “Women” in 2015. In 2001, she stared Words and Sounds music tour. Till date, she was a part of eight different music tours which ended in 2012. As an actress, over the years she appeared in many movies and TV shows. Appearing in movies like Hounddog and Why did I get married? (2007), Get on up (2014) and With this ring (2015) and main role in the TV shows like The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (2008) and Panther (2010) gave her a lot of fame and fortune. Recently in 2016, she appeared in an episode of Being Mary Jane as “Jackie”.
Awards and Achievements
In her music career, Jill Scott has received three awards from 13 nominations for The Grammy Awards. In 2005, Jill won her first Grammy for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Then in 2007, Jill won her second Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Again in 2008, she won Grammy for the third time but again for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Jill Scott received three Soul Train Music Award in 2001 and 2011. In 2001, Jill Scott was the winner of four Lady Of Soul Awards for different categories. Jill Scott was nominated several times for BET awards & BETJ virtual awards. In 2001, Jill was also nominated for MTV Video Music Awards. In her acting career, she has won one NAACP Image award from 16 nomination over the years. She received NAACP Image award in 2011 for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.
Jill Scott’s Net Worth
After winning the platinum status for her major debut album and receiving gold status for the second and third album, Jill had hit the highest point in her music career. She also gained a lot of popularity on the music tour and made collaboration with some big names in the industry. She also a had a very decent career in acting. Both, her acting and music career earned her a very good income and her total net worth is estimated approximately in the range of $12 millions.
Being raised by a single mother and her grandmother, growing up, Jill Scott was a very hard working student and was loved by everyone around her. She had a colossal success in the start of her music career and gained enormous fame and fortune for the same. Her acting career is still going strong and is happily married to her long time boyfriend, Mike Dobson.