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Tasha Smith

At first glance, there is no denying Tasha Smith is a statuesque beauty with a captivating presence. On and off the screen she seems to naturally command attention. This winter, she stars in Tyler Perry's DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS (Lions Gate), opposite Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba, scheduled for release on February 14. Tasha portrays Jennifer, the corrupt, vindictive ex-wife of Elba's character, Monty. This breakthrough role is genuinely special to Tasha, as she can personally relate to her character's hustler mentality, even though it is the antithesis of who she is in real life. Her outstanding performance is destined to garner positive reactions from audiences and critics around the country.

Tasha has played a wide range of roles in such feature films as ATL (Warner Brothers) with T.I. and Mykelti Williamson, THE GOOD MOTHER (Sony/Screen Gems) with Angie Harmon and Joel Gretsch, and THE WHOLE TEN YARDS (Warner Brothers) with Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry. She has also starred in the independent films, MILES FROM HOME with Meagan Good and Ty Hodges, and PLAYA'S BALL, with Allen Payne and Elise Neal.

Tasha is well-known for her critically-acclaimed portrayal of the drug-addicted Ronnie Boyce in HBO's Emmy Award-winning mini-series, THE CORNER, directed by Charles S. Dutton. She has guest starred on such popular television shows as NIP/TUCK, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, GIRLFRIENDS, WITHOUT A TRACE, and STRONG MEDICINE, among others. Smith has also served as the executive producer and host of her own talk show pilot for the Oxygen Network, TASHA VISION, guest hosted the late night show, LATER WITH GREG KINNEAR, and recently appeared as a field correspondent on THE TYRA BANKS SHOW.

In addition to her stellar acting career, Tasha is an award-winning stand-up comedian, soughtafter motivational speaker and renowned acting instructor. A native of Camden, New Jersey, Tasha was raised by a single mother and has an identical twin sister and a younger sister. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, rollerblading, traveling and playing cards with friends. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Tasha Smith Facts

BirthdayFebruary 28, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceCamden, New Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
Coming to America
Johnny English
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
Jumping The Broom
Love & Other Four Letter Words
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?: The Play
Stock Option
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