Kellita Smith

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Kellita Smith
Born (1969-07-11) July 11, 1969 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Comedian , Model, Actress
Years active 1993–present

Kellita Smith (born July 11, 1969) is an American comedian, model and actress, best known for her role as Wanda McCullough in the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006).[1]

Life and career[edit]

Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Oakland. In early years she worked as a supermodel. She began her acting career on stage in a regional productions of Tell It Like It Tiz.[2] Other theatrical credits include the Los Angeles productions of No Place to be Somebody at the K.C. Theatre Company, Feelings (The Hudson Theatre) for which she won an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1996,[2] The Thirteenth Thorn (Complex Theatre) for which she was nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Actress, and One Woman Two Lives, which premiered at The Imagined Life Theater in July 2009.

On television, Smith made her debut in the episode of In Living Color and later guest-starred on Living Single, Moesha, The Parkers and NYPD Blue. She had the recurring roles of Martin, Sister, Sister, Malcolm & Eddie and The Jamie Foxx Show. In 2001 she was cast opposite Bernie Mac in the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show. The series aired on Fox for five seasons from 2001 to 2006. She was nominated four times for a NAACP Image Award for her role as Wanda McCullough on The Bernie Mac Show. In film, Smith co-starred alongside Mo'Nique in the Hair Show (2004), and later appeared in Fair Game, King's Ransom, Roll Bounce and Three Can Play That Game. In 2012 she returned to television with the role of First Lady Katherine Johnson in the syndicated sitcom, The First Family.[3] In 2014, Smith was cast as Roberta Warren in the Syfy post-apocalyptic series, Z Nation.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 House Party 3 Girl in Yellow & Black Dress Uncredited
1995 The Crossing Guard Tanya
2000 Retiring Tatiana CeCe
2000 Masquerade Monica Television film
2001 Kingdom Come Bernice Talbert
2004 Hair Show Angela
2005 Fair Game Cheryl
2005 King's Ransom Renee King
2005 Roll Bounce Vivian
2007 Three Can Play That Game Carla
2007 Feel the Noise Tanya
2010 Conspiracy X Justice Jackie Woods
2010 From Cape Town with Love Marsha Short film
2011 She's Not Our Sister Vivian Television film
2012 Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation Madame L
2013 The Love Section Pat Darden
2014 Imperial Dreams Tanya
2014 The Preacher's Son Anita Emerson
2014 The Choir Director Anita Emerson
2015 The Man in 3B Det. Anderson

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 In Living Color Episode: "Dirty Little Dick"
1993 Living Single Susan Episode: "A Kiss Before Lying"
1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Jaclyn Episode: "Clothes Make the Man"
1994–1995 Martin Tracy Recurring role, 10 episodes
1995 Sister, Sister Tonya Recurring role, 3 episodes
1996 The Wayans Bros. Claire Episode: "Hearts and Flowers"
1996 Dangerous Minds Dominique Episode: "Hair Affair"
1996 Moesha Melba Episode: "Women Are from Mars, Men Are from Saturn"
1997 High Incident Episode: "Remote Control"
1997 Malcolm & Eddie Danielle Recurring role, 4 episodes
1997 The Parent 'Hood Sheila Episode: "Zaria Peterson's Day Off"
1997–1999 The Jamie Foxx Show Cherise Recurring role, 7 episodes
1999 The Steve Harvey Show Ava Whitley Episode: "Little Stevie Blunder"
1999 The Parkers Valerie Maxwell Episode: "And the Band Plays On"
2000 For Your Love Sophia Episode: "The Special Delivery"
2001 Nash Bridges Regina Adams Episode: "Kill Joy"
2001 NYPD Blue Mrs. Childs Episode: "Under Covers"
2001–2006 The Bernie Mac Show Wanda McCullough Series regular, 104 episodes
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (2003-2005)
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2006)
Nominated — BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2004-2005)
2012–2013 The First Family First Lady Katherine Johnson Series regular
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (2013)
2014–present Z Nation Roberta Warren Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kellita Smith - Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Kellita Smith". Yahoo. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Byron Allen Syndicated Comedy 'First Family' Announces Cast". Deadline. March 28, 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Kaitlin Thomas (June 19, 2014). "Syfy Zombie Drama Z Nation Casts Lost, Supernatural Alums". TV Guide. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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