If you ever saw the high school football TV drama "Friday Night Lights," you've likely seen Jurnee Smolett-Bell. She played Jess Merriweather, a high school student dating a boy who plays for the school team to avoid juvenile detention.
Jurnee Smolett-Bell has appeared in numerous other TV shows, and at this writing, here most recent role was as Heather Hall in "Parenthood." Heather was the manager of Kristina Braverman's campaign for mayor of Berkeley, California, where the show is set. Alas, Kristina (played by Monica Potter, who has appared on this blog before) lost. But Jurnee Smolett-Bell is a winner of an actress with a brilliant future.
Originally known as Jurnee Smolett, she married musician Josiah Bell in 2010.