Tasha Smith

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Tasha Smith
Born(1971-02-28) February 28, 1971 (age 43)
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Keith Douglas (m. 2010)
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Tasha Smith
Born(1971-02-28) February 28, 1971 (age 43)
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Keith Douglas (m. 2010)

Tasha Smith (born February 28, 1971)[1] is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous movies and plays, most notably as Angela Williams in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?. Currently, she stars as the character on the OWN comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse.


Smith has appeared in numerous television and film roles; she is also involved in some off-screen ventures, such as an organic perfume line titled "US", which she launched in 2011 with Keith Douglas, her husband and manager[2] and Tasha Smith's Acting Workshop (TSAW), in which she helps and coaches many aspiring actors.[3]

Smith has played roles in multiple Tyler Perry projects, such as the hit OWN/TBS series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse (2011 to present) and the films Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Why Did I Get Married? (2007), and Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010), alongside Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, and Sharon Leal.

In non-acting television role, Smith has appeared on America's Next Top Model as an acting coach, helping the models with different scenes.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Tasha Smith was born in Camden, New Jersey, and was raised by a single mother.[1] She has an identical twin sister named Sidra Smith, who currently lives in Harlem.[1]

Smith, previously an atheist, is a Christian now.[3][4] In an interview with EURweb.com, Smith 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."

In December 2011, Smith married her friend of one year Keith Douglas, who is also her manager. They currently reside in Los Angeles.[5]


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1994Twin SittersThe Aleem's Wives
1995Let It Be MeStudent
2000"The CornerRonnie
2003Playas BallVonda
2004The Whole Ten YardsJulie
My Purple Fur CoatShort film
2006Miles from HomeKeisha Knight
ATLMiss Gayle
You, Me and DupreeCo-WorkerUncredited Role
Glass House: The Good MotherCaseworkDirect-to-DVD Release
2007Love... & Other 4 Letter WordsLucille
Daddy's Little GirlsJennifer
Why Did I Get Married?Angela WilliamsSupporting Role
2008The LongshotsClaire Plummer
2009Couples RetreatJennifer
2010Why Did I Get Married Too?Angela WilliamsSupporting Role
Pastor BrownAngelique Todd
Something Like a BusinessAngela
Red SoilCeline Holmespre-production
2011Jumping the BroomShonda
1996–1997Boston CommonTasha King32 episodes
1997Chicago HopeDr. Denise PotterEpisode: Brain Salad Surgery
1997–1998The Tom ShowTanya Cole19 episodes
1998Max QKaren DanielsTV-Movie
1999Chameleon II: Death MatchWebster, IBI DirectorTV-Movie
The Steve Harvey ShowKimberly DavisEpisode: Steve Don't Get Nun
2000The CornerVeronica 'Ronnie' BoiceMiniseries
2001The ParkersRachel JonesEpisode: A Knockout Times Two
2003Without a TraceVeronicaEpisode: The Friendly Skies
2004Nip/TuckCarol NelsonEpisode: Joan Rivers
2005Second Time AroundLauraEpisode: Big Bank, Little Bank
GirlfriendsShandara DurraniEpisode: See J-Spot Run
2007All of UsJewelEpisode: The B-R-E-A-K-U-P
2008FinneganDet. Nenna McCantsUnsold TV-Pilot
2009The GameShielaEpisode: The Third Legacy
Meet the BrownsTanya GouldEpisode: Meet the Matchmaker
2011–presentTyler Perry's For Better or WorseAngela Williams
2014ChoppedHerselfEpisode: Tournament of Stars: Actors


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