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Tasha Smith
Born February 28, 1971 (1971-02-28) (age 38)[1]
Camden, New Jersey[1]

Tasha Smith (born February 28, 1971)[1] is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous movies and plays.

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Career

Smith is known for her role in Daddy's Little Girls, a Tyler Perry-directed movie, where she played the villain Jennifer. She next starred in Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, her standout role, alongside Janet Jackson and Jill Scott

Smith has appeared on America's Next Top Model, as an acting coach, helping the models with different scenes. Smith also has her own acting workshop, Tasha Smith's Acting Workshop, in which she helps and coaches many aspiring actors.[2]

Personal life

Smith was born in Camden, New Jersey and was raised by a single mother.[1] She has a twin sister, named Sidra Smith.[1]

Smith is a Christian now and was previously an atheist.[2][3] Smith once admitted in an interview with Essence magazine that she was once a heavy drug abuser. In response to the question "What's something that people would be surprised to know about you?", Smith said, "I used to do drugs every day...I used between the ages of 19 and 25." She confessed to having smoked "two packs of cigarettes a day", to having "[marijuana] every day" and to "[using] cocaine three times a week." She attributed her victory over drugs to "the grace of God".

In an interview with EURweb.com, Smith also discussed her conversion from atheism to Christianity: "When I was 25 I had an encounter with God because my father had gotten sick. I had a time where I really challenged God, like, if you're really God you'll show me such-and-such'...I was going through this whole thing where I questioned whether God was real or not. I really needed God to be real because I was feeling so depressed and so unhappy, I felt like if there isn't a God [then] I have no reason to live...It was just a bad time in my life and God really showed up and met me where I was." She also pointed out that her newfound faith would not interfere in her acting career: "I don't think that roles challenge what I believe because I feel like as an actor I know who I am in God...Certain people may have issues with roles that I do that have profanity in [them]. But, as actors our job is portray humanity, all of humanity."

Filmography

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Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1994 Twin Sitters The Aleem's Wives
1995 Let It Be Me Student
2003 Playas Ball Vonda
2004 The Whole Ten Yards Julie
My Purple Fur Coat Short film
2006 Miles from Home Keisha Knight
ATL Gayle
You, Me and Dupree Co-Worker Uncredited Role
Glass House: The Good Mother Casework Direct-to-DVD Release
2007 Love... & Other 4 Letter Words Lucille
Daddy's Little Girls Jennifer
Why Did I Get Married? Angela
2008 The Longshots Claire Plummer
2009 Couples Retreat Jennifer
Pastor Brown Angelique Todd awaiting release
Something Like a Business Angela post-production
Red Soil Celine Holmes pre-production
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Angela filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996–1997 Boston Common Tasha King 32 episodes
1997 Chicago Hope Dr. Denise Potter Episode: Brain Salad Surgery
1997–1998 The Tom Show Tanya Cole 19 episodes
1998 Max Q Karen Daniels TV-Movie
1999 Chameleon II: Death Match Webster, IBI Director TV-Movie
The Steve Harvey Show Kimberly Davis Episode: Steve Don't Get Nun
2000 The Corner Veronica 'Ronnie' Boice Miniseries
2001 The Parkers Rachel Jones Episode: A Knockout Times Two
2003 Without a Trace Veronica Episode: The Friendly Skies
2004 Nip/Tuck Carol Nelson Episode: Joan Rivers
2005 Second Time Around Laura Episode: Big Bank, Little Bank
Girlfriends Shandara Durrani Episode: See J-Spot Run
2007 All of Us Jewel Episode: The B-R-E-A-K-U-P
2008 Finnegan Det. Nenna McCants Unsold TV-Pilot
2009 The Game Shiela Episode: The Third Legacy
Meet the Browns Tanya Episode: Meet the Matchmaker
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