Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | March 11, 2019
Anna Deavere Smith was born on 18 September 1950. She is known as an American actress, playwright, as well as professor. Anna Smith is working as the artist-in-residence at the Center for American Progress. Smith best recognized for her character as National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing from the year 2000–06, not only this but also as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie from the year 2009–15. She is the recipient of The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2013. Which are one of the richest prizes in the American arts, with a remuneration of around $300,000. And known the Jefferson Lecturer for the year 2015.
Anna Smith Early life
Smith was born to her parents in Baltimore, Maryland. She recognized as the daughter of Anna Rosalind, who is known as an elementary school principal, and Deaver Young Smith, Jr., who is a coffee merchant. She blessed with younger siblings. Smith became an alumna of the historic Western High School. She afterward learned acting at Beaver College (now Arcadia University), graduated in the year 1971. She also got her M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.
Anna Smith Career
At the starting of her career, Anna Smith performed her appearances in a large range of stage creations, which include the character of Mistress Quickly in an Off-Broadway creation of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor with the Riverside Shakespeare Company.
Smith best recognized for her “documentary theatre” style in play scenes like Fires in the Mirror and Twilight: Los Angeles, in the year 1992. She also made a debut of her one-woman
Smith also honored and made the first artist when she was at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, that was a program produced by the Very Rev Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral, who shared Smith’s vision of “bringing together art and religion as well. Smith also composed and appeared performing the play, On Grace, that based on interviews related to the meaning of God’s grace. The performances judged by American cellist Joshua Roman.
Film and television
Smith has also played her role in different movies, which include Philadelphia released in 1993, Dave released in 1993, The American President released in 1995, Rent released in 2005, and Rachel Getting Married released in 2008. She also performed leading character on The Practice released in 2000 and as Dr. Nancy McNally on The West Wing released from 2000–06. Smith also served as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which on-aired in June 2009. Initially, in her television career, she also performed playing on the long-running soap opera All My Children in the leading character of “Hazel the shampoo girl.”
Smith used to teach in the Department of Art & Public Policy at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. From the year 1990 to 2000, she was there, teaching as a professor in the drama department at Stanford University and before teaching there, she also taught at Carnegie Mellon University. She also works as a teacher at NYU School of Law.
In the year 2000, Smith released and published her first book, labeled as Talk to Me: Travels in Media and Politics. In the year 2006, she launched another, titled Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts – For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists.
Smith selected in the nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1993. She has earned her nomination for Fires in the Mirror that won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show. She also called in the nominations for two Tony Awards in 1994 for Twilight: one for being the Best Actress and the latter for Best Play. The play made her achieve a Drama Desk Award for her Outstanding Solo Performance and a Theatre World Award.
She has obtained some honorary degrees from many institutes including Swarthmore College, the Cooper Union, University of Pennsylvania, Arcadia University, Smith College, Occidental College, Skidmore College, Macalester College, Pratt Institute, Holy Cross College, Haverford College, , School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University, Colgate University, California State University Sacramento, Wesleyan University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spelman College, Wheelock College, Bates College, Williams College, and Yale University.
Anna Smith Net Worth:
Smith has also achieved The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in the year 2013 that were one of the richest prizes in the American arts with a remuneration of around $300,000. She is earning the estimated net worth of the US $10 million approximately.
In the year 2013, she got the 2012 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama. In the year 2015, the National Endowment for the Humanities chose her for the Jefferson Lecture, which was the U.S. federal government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities, by getting a lecture delivered titled as “On the Road: A Search for American Character.” All of her appearances played a major role in raising her net worth, but she has also worked as an author and released her own written books which are also the cause of her high income.
Anna Smith has earned his reputation as a gorgeous American Tv personality. Who is tall enough having the height of 1,66m and weighs 60 kg. She has got black eyes and brown hairs. Anna is 60 years old. She has kept her maintained still with the help of daily workout and a balanced and healthy diet. Smith regularly works out because of which she is still a gorgeous Tv star despite her this age of 60.
Anna Smith currently has a respectable amount of net worth. She has also achieved many honors from different institutions and has worked as a professor. Her main source of wealth is her teaching her acting. She has performed in many television series and films.
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