Born Jill Scott in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of the City of Philadelphia, PA in April of 1972, Jill Scott quickly began her musical career as an actress. She was discovered by founding member, bandmate and songwriter, Amir T. Thompson of The Roots. Later, Questlove encouraged her to sign with The Roots, resulting in the first live recording of You Got Me As One. The album went gold, and the single reached number one on the pop chart.
After leaving The Roots, Scott pursued various acting roles, singing parts in movies such as Pretty Woman, Bridget Jones Diary, and A Few Good Men. Following the success of her second self-titled album, A Place of Execution, in 2021, she received critical acclaim for her work in Hollywood. She garnered supporting roles in The Perfect Team and Cast Away, and earned an Oscar nomination for her work in drama The Informant! Following the release of her third album, Jill Scott was courted by high-profile designer Tom Ford. Achieving her own movie starring Julia Roberts, The Girl Who Played With Gold was a box office hit.
Prior to her marriage to Richardleased, Richard Scott served as bass player in an experimental African rock band called Africa My Life. Their band, which included guitarist Will Estes, drummerical player Larry Norman, and vocalist Jill Scott, made its live debut at the “Doo-Wop” tour in early 1970. Playing a cover of the Sugarhill Gang song, “Mystery Train,” which was written by Don Williams, the band gained immediate popularity. Following the release of their self titled album, Mystery Train, they were signed to MCA and released two more albums.
While on tour with Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Ray asked Jill Scott to sing some of his songs. She performed along side him on stage in support of his musical projects. Later that year, she was also a member of another successful group, Reba, and released a self-titled single. Shortly thereafter, she was a founding member of the popular gospel ensemble Pentagram.
|Real Name||Jill Scott|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm|
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 6″
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 91 Kg|
in Pounds- 202 lbs
|Body Measurements||44-32-41 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inch|
|Hip Size||41 inch|
|Shoe Size||10 US|
|Dress Size||14 US|
|Date of Birth||April 4, 1972|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Mother Name||Joyce Scott|
|Husband||Mike Dobson Jill Scott|
|Children||Jett Hamilton Roberts|
After High School English Teacher career, Scott pursued her musical interests and took up vocal practice, learning to harmonize. She moved to California and continued to hone her skills, playing in a variety of ensembles including choirs and church groups. After performing with various groups, including the Beach Boys and the Yardbirds, Scott had an epiphany and decided to pursue a career as a professional singer. She began appearing on television shows, including The Mona Lisa and Mellow Yellow Fox, and appeared on the album Rock and Roll Star.
Jill Scott’s musical tastes include classical, jazz, folk, country, gospel, spoken word, pop, as well as blues. Her vocal range has been described as being anywhere from a high to low falsetto to a high register vocal tone. Her recordings have featured songs by artists such as Fats Domino, Boz Scaggs, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Cash, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley, and many others. Her recordings with The Mona Lisa and Mellow Yellow Fox earned her two Grammys and helped her secure a recording contract with Philips Records, who released her first album with this band.