The Jennifer Hudson Show: Jurnee Smollett (May 13, 2024)

The Jennifer Hudson Show

On Monday, The Jennifer Hudson Show welcomes Jurnee Smollett, star of the film “We Grown Now,” and the cast of “All American,” including Bre-Z, Daniel Ezra, Greta Onieogou, Michael Evans Behling, Monet Mazur, and Samantha Logan.

Jurnee Smollett, an award-winning actress and activist, is known for her roles in “Eve’s Bayou,” “The Great Debaters,” and “Lovecraft Country.” Smollett, who began her career as a child actress, has received critical acclaim for her performances and has been recognized with a Critics’ Choice Movie Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In “We Grown Now,” she portrays Dolores, a mother in 1992 Chicago, whose son’s friendship is tested by tragedy and the hardships of growing up in public housing.

Daniel Ezra, a British actor, is known for his role as Spencer James in “All American.” Ezra, who was born in Birmingham, England, made her American debut with this leading role, for which she adopted an American accent. She has also appeared in “A Discovery of Witches” and “Undercover.”

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Bre-Z, an American actress and rapper, is best known for her role as Tamia “Coop” Cooper in “All American.” Bre-Z, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began her music career at age 14 and has written songs with Dr. Dre, Jennifer Lopez, and The Game. She identifies as LGBTQ and is known for keeping her romantic interests private.

Michael Evans Behling, an American actor, is known for his role as Jordan Baker in “All American.” Behling, a former track athlete, began his acting career after moving to Los Angeles, where he also launched a clothing line. He advocates for animal rights and mental health awareness.

Monet Mazur, an American actress, portrays Laura Baker, a successful attorney, in “All American.” Mazur began her career in theater and modeling before transitioning to commercial campaigns and feature films. She is also a singer and has produced the series “Snatch.”

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Greta Onieogou, a Canadian actress, portrays Layla Keating in “All American.” Onieogou, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, to Nigerian-Russian parents, is also known for her roles in “Miss Sloane” and “Undercover Grandpa.” She is fluent in Russian, French, and English.

Samantha Logan, an American actress, portrays Olivia Baker in “All American.” Logan, born in Boston, Massachusetts, is of Irish and Trinidadian descent. She has also appeared in “13 Reasons Why,” “The Fosters,” and “General Hospital.”

The Jennifer Hudson Show airs Monday, May 13, 2024, on syndicated channels.

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