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Tasha Smith

As a dedicated and consummate performer, Tasha Smith brings style and intense character portrayals to the screen. Her outstanding performances have garnered widespread reactions from audiences and critics alike. Tyler Perry was so impressed with her stellar work, that he cast her to star in three of his films, including Lionsgate’s Daddy’s Little Girls, opposite Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union; the #1 box office hit Why Did I Get Married?, alongside Janet Jackson and Jill Scott; and its sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too? All three films have grossed over $146 million domestically combined.

On and off the silver screen, Smith seems to naturally command attention. Most recently, she co-starred in the #1 box office hit romantic comedy Couples Retreat, opposite Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman and Faizon Love. She also recently co-starred in the family sports drama, The Longshots, with Ice Cube and Keke Palmer and was most recently seen in the hit wedding comedy, Jumping the Broom, with Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, Romeo Miller and Pooch Hall.

Smith has played a wide range of roles in such feature films as ATL, with T.I. and Mykelti Williamson; The Good Mother, with Angie Harmon and Joel Gretsch; and The Whole Ten Yards, with Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry. She has also starred in several independent films, including Miles from Home, with Meagan Good and Ty Hodges; Playa’s Ball, with Allen Payne and Elise Neal; Something Like a Business, with Kevin Hart and David Alan Grier; and Pastor Brown, with Salli Richardson and Ernie Hudson.

Smith is well known for her critically acclaimed portrayal of the drug-addicted Ronnie Boyce in HBO’s Emmy-winning miniseries The Corner, directed by Charles S. Dutton. She has guest-starred on such popular television shows as Nip/Tuck, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, The Game, Girlfriends, All of Us, Without a Trace and Strong Medicine, among others. Smith has also served as the executive producer and host of her own talk show for the Oxygen Network, ; guest-hosted the late night show Later with Greg Kinnear; and appeared as the acting coach on America’s Next Top Model and as a field correspondent on The Tyra Banks Show.

Smith takes the time to share her inspirational life story through motivational speaking and mentors emerging actors through the Tasha Actors Workshop (TSAW). A native of Camden, New Jersey, she recently inked a publishing deal to write her first book. In her free time, the newlywed loves to work out, cook gourmet meals and entertain friends at her home in Los Angeles.

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