Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell has come a long way from her 1997 film debut in Eve's Bayou.
During a recent visit to ESSENCE Live, Smollett-Bell discussed everything from her new TV project Underground to the fame her older brother Jussie Smollett has found playing Jamal on Empire.
"It's amazing to watch someone you love to see their dreams come true," she said of her younger brother Jussie. "I've seen so many door shut on him [over the years]."
Jussie portrays the wonderfully talented Jamal Lyon on the Fox series and his big sister Jurnee said that he is so deserving of all his success.
"He's such a good person! He really is!," the actress added.
We love it when family supports one another!