Who is Josiah Bell?

American singer-songwriter and actor Josiah Bell was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 28 December 1982, thus making his zodiac sign Capricorn. He’s probably known best for being the former husband of Jurnee Diana Smollett, a famous American actress.

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Education and early life

Josiah’s African-American mother Resa Bell and white American father whose name hasn’t been disclosed, raised him in Los Angeles as their only child; Josiah rarely speaks about his parents, as he respects their privacy.

He was mostly into singing while attending a local high school, and it’s believed that Josiah began taking singing lessons as early as the age of seven. He was also passionate about sports during his teenage years, and was on his high school’s soccer team.

Josiah matriculated in 2001, and although he hasn’t spoken about this, most of his fans believe that he went on to attend a college in California, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2005.

Josiah’s career

Josiah has only a single acting credit: he played Graveside Singer in the 2016 episode “The Macon 7” and the 2017 episode “Auld Acquaintance” of the popular historical adventure series “Underground”, created by Joe Pokaski and Misha Green, and which starred his former wife Jurnee, Aldis Hodge and Jessica De Gouw. It follows the lives of several men during the American Civil War, and the series won three of its 20 award nominations.

He’s released a number of songs, but still seems to be far from succeeding in the music industry; a couple of Josiah’s most popular songs are “Smoke and Mirrors”, “Love Moon” and “Feelings”.

Love life and marriage with Jurnee Smollett

Josiah and Jurnee were best friends before they began dating in the mid-2000s; they eventually married on 24 October 2010, in a private ceremony attended by not more than 100 of their family members and friends.

Jurnee gave birth to their son Hunter on 31 October 2016, but filed for divorce in March 2020, which was finalized on 20 August 2021; she’s yet to reveal why she filed for divorce, but most of her fans believe that Josiah was unfaithful.

Neither has spoken of any people whom they’ve perhaps been with since their divorce, and Josiah seems to be single as of October 2022, was once married to Jurnee Smollet, and they have a son together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Josiah’s YouTube channel’s subscribed to by over 6,000 people, and numbers nearly 800,000 views of all his videos combined.

He’s also quite active on Instagram, and there are today nearly 100,000 people following him on the social media network, while he’s posted more than 1,300 pictures onto his account.

Josiah’s physically highly active, and works out at the gym five to six times a week, thus his muscular body.

His favorite rappers are Lil Wayne, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.

Josiah’s favorite actors are Daniel Day-Lewis and Christian Bale, and some of his favorite movies include “There Will Be Blood”, “Phantom Thread” and “Gangs of New York”.

This made my heart smile@fernsworlds Thank you soooo much for sharing your art and thinking of me while creating your magic✨🌹….I swear I have the best FAM-Club((💜)) Purple Heart Club🙏🏾

Posted by Josiah Bell on Saturday, January 9, 2021

Height, eyes and wealth

Josiah’s age is 39. His eyes are brown and he has short black hair, weighs around 190lbs (85kgs) and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall.

Josiah’s net worth’s been estimated at over $400,000 as of October 2022, and his former wife Jurnee’s at more than $2 million.

Who is his former wife Jurnee?

Famous American actress Jurnee Diana Smollett was born in New York City, USA, on 1 October 1986, making her zodiac sign Libra. She’s appeared in more than 40 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her playing Dinah Lance in the 2020 action adventure comedy movie “Birds of Prey”, directed by Cathy Yan, and which starred Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It follows Harley Quinn who’s teamed up with Renee Montoya, Huntress and Black Canary in an attempt to rescue a girl from a crime lord; the film won 17 of its 100 award nominations.

Jurnee was raised alongside her five siblings in New York City, by their Ashkenazi Jewish father Joel Smollett, and African-American mother Janet Harris. She was somewhat thrown into acting, as she was only four years old when cast to play Alison Chase in the comedy movie “Sunday in Paris”; some of her following roles were all in 1992 – the episode “The Kid” of the comedy series “Out All Night”, four episodes of the family sports comedy series “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”, and the episode “I Saw Gina Kissing Santa Claus” of the romantic comedy series “Martin”.

Jurnee continued acting throughout her education; she matriculated from high school in 2005, and then focused on acting, rather than attending college.

She gained recognition in 2007, when cast to play Samantha Booke in the popular biographical romantic movie “The Great Debaters”, directed by Denzel Washington, who also starred in it alongside Forest Whitaker and Kimberly Elise. It follows the life of Wiley College Texas professor Melvin B. Tolson, who inspired his students to form the college debating team; the film won 10 of its 20 award nominations.

A couple of Jurnee’s following roles were in 2012, in the short comedy movie “Captain Planet 4” and the 2012 drama film “Bad Girls”, and then the 2013 drama movie “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor”.

In 2013 and ‘14, she portrayed Nicole Wright in the mystery fantasy series “True Blood”, which Alan Ball created, and which starred Sam Trammell, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. It follows Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress with telepathic abilities, who’s just been introduced to an entirely different world by vampire Bill Compton; the series aired from 2008 to 2014, and won 39 of its 197 award nominations.

Jurnee was then cast to play Juanita Leonard in the 2016 biographical sports movie “Hands of Stone”, and Lucy in the 2018 drama film “One Last Thing”, before in 2020 portraying Letitia ‘Leti’ Lewis in the fantasy horror series “Lovecraft Country”, starring alongside Jonathan Majors and Courtney B. Vance. It follows an African-American man who’s travelling around the US in the ‘50s, in search of his father – the series won 30 of its 135 award nominations.

Jurnee’s two most recent roles have been in the  action crime movie “Spiderhead” and the action crime film “Lou” both in 2022.

She’s won 10 of her 36 award nominations, with some of her wins having been a 1998 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Child Performance for “Eve’s Bayou”, and in 2021 a Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress, Drama Series and an AAFCA Award for Best Actress, both for her performance in “Lovecraft Country”.

Jurnee’s involved with several charity organizations which aim to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, including Red Cross and Black AIDS Institute; she’s also on the Children’s Defense Fund’s board of directors.

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