Jurnee Diana Smollett (born in 1986) is an American actress. She was born in New York to a Jewish father and a black mother. She is the younger sister of disgraced actor and criminal hoaxer Jussie Smollett. After exposing her brother's deception, she refused to condemn and reprimand him and continued to defend him despite the many pieces of evidence that revealed his lies and ultimately led to his conviction and imprisonment for staging a "hate crime" hoax.
- Jurnee Smollett Defends Brother Jussie from ‘F**king Painful’ Accusations He Staged Hate Crime at Breitbart News Network
- Jussie Smollett Gets 150 Days in Jail, 30 Months Probation: ‘You’re Just a Charlatan,’ ‘Haven’t Stopped Lying’ at Breitbart News Network