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Anna Deavere Smith


Anna Deavere Smith was born on September 18, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The Human Stain (2003), Rachel Getting Married (2008) and The American President (1995). See full bio »

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Known For

The Human Stain
The Human Stain Mrs. Silk
(2003)
The American President
The American President Robin McCall
(1995)
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Anthea Burton
(1993)

Filmography

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 2018 For the People (TV Series)
Tina Krissman
- Have You Met Leonard Knox? (2018) ... Tina Krissman
- Pilot (2018) ... Tina Krissman
 2018 Notes from the Field (TV Movie)
 2015-2017 Black-ish (TV Series)
Alicia
- First and Last (2017) ... Alicia
- Sister, Sister (2017) ... Alicia
- The Leftovers (2016) ... Alicia
- Keeping Up with the Johnsons (2016) ... Alicia
- The Peer-ent Trap (2015) ... Alicia (voice, uncredited)
 2016 Berlin Station (TV Series)
Polygraph Examiner
- False Negative (2016) ... Polygraph Examiner
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Betty Bruce
- Stop the Presses (2016) ... Betty Bruce (voice)
 2016 Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Older Kendra
- The Magnificent Eight (2016) ... Older Kendra
 2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Warden Lucille Fenton
- Nationwide Manhunt (2016) ... Warden Lucille Fenton
 2009-2015 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Gloria Akalitus
- I Say a Little Prayer (2015) ... Gloria Akalitus
- Vigilante Jones (2015) ... Gloria Akalitus
- Jackie and the Wolf (2015) ... Gloria Akalitus
- Serviam in Caritate (2015) ... Gloria Akalitus
- Managed Care (2015) ... Gloria Akalitus
 2015 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Mary Campbell
- Tamerlane (2015) ... Mary Campbell
 2013 The Surgeon General (TV Movie)
Vice President
 2008 Rachel Getting Married
Carol
 2007 The Kingdom
Maricella Canavesio
 2007 Life Support (TV Movie)
Lucille
 2000-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Nancy McNally
- Transition (2006) ... Nancy McNally
- Requiem (2006) ... Nancy McNally
- Liftoff (2004) ... Nancy McNally
- Talking Points (2004) ... Nancy McNally
- The Warfare of Genghis Khan (2004) ... Nancy McNally
 2005 Rent
Mrs. Jefferson
 2005 Cry Wolf
Headmaster Tinsley
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Don's Boss
- Unaired Pilot (2005) ... Don's Boss
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Political Pundit
 2003 The Human Stain
Mrs. Silk
 2003 Expert Witness (TV Movie)
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
Dr. Letty Jordan
- Second Chance (2002) ... Dr. Letty Jordan
- This Baby's Gonna Fly (2002) ... Dr. Letty Jordan
- Good Question ... Dr. Letty Jordan
- Best of Enemies ... Dr. Letty Jordan
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Ms. Davis
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (2001) ... Ms. Davis
 2000 The Practice (TV Series)
D.A. Kate Brunner
- The Deal (2000) ... D.A. Kate Brunner
- We Hold These Truths... (2000) ... D.A. Kate Brunner
- Germ Warfare (2000) ... D.A. Kate Brunner
- Summary Judgments (2000) ... D.A. Kate Brunner
 2000 Twilight: Los Angeles
Performer
 1997 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Hawaii's Last Queen (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 1995 The American President
Robin McCall
 1993 Philadelphia
Anthea Burton
 1993 Dave
Mrs. Travis
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Rev. Al Sharpton / Angela Davis / Various
- Fires in the Mirror (1993) ... Rev. Al Sharpton / Angela Davis / Various
 1987 Unfinished Business
Anna
 1983 Touched
Switch Board Operator
 1982 Soup for One
Deborah
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Hazel, Glamorama shampoo girl (1983)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (26 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(May 23 to July 18, 1993) She acted in her play, "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Emily Mann was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Anna Smith Deveare
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Do you want to be an artist so the whole world would look at you, or do you want to be an artist because you want to use your ability to attract attention, to have the world see itself through you differently?

Trivia:

Her most recent play, House Arrest, explores the US national identity as it revealed by the American presidency, past and present. This spring Ms. Smith will bring House Arrest as a one-woman show to the Public Theatre in New York. The New York premiere of House Arrest, directed by Jo Bonney, will open Tuesday, March 7 and play through April 19, 2000. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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