Tasha Smith

Biography

Date of Birth 28 February 1971, Camden, New Jersey, USA Height 5' 7" (1.70 m) Tasha Smith is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous movies and plays. Smith was born in Camden, New Jersey and was raised by a single mother.[1] She has a twin sister, named Sidra Smith. 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?, 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] Smith is a Christian 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". [3] 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."

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Addicted

Dr. Marcella Spencer

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Daddy's Little Girls

Jennifer

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The Longshots

Claire Plummer

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Love And Other Four Letter Words

Lucille

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Theresa

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Snowed-Inn Christmas

Simone Jenkins

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Running Out of Time

Brenda

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Playas Ball

Vonda

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Twin Sitters

The Aleem's Wives

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Glass House: The Good Mother

Caseworker

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Theresa

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Running Out of Time

Brenda

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Snowed-Inn Christmas

Simone Jenkins

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Addicted

Dr. Marcella Spencer

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Jumping The Broom

Shonda

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Why Did I Get Married Too?

Angela

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Couples Retreat

Jennifer

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The Longshots

Claire Plummer

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Why Did I Get Married

Angela

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Daddy's Little Girls

Jennifer

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Full Count

Kelly's Bar Patron

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Love And Other Four Letter Words

Lucille

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Glass House: The Good Mother

Caseworker

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You, Me and Dupree

Co-Worker (uncredited)

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ATL

Gayle

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Playas Ball

Vonda

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The Whole Ten Yards

Julie

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Twin Sitters

The Aleem's Wives

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