Kellita Smith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kellita Smith
Born (1969-07-11) July 11, 1969 (age 45)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present

Kellita Smith (born July 11, 1969) is an American actress, model, and comedian, best known for her role as Wanda McCullough on The Bernie Mac Show. Kellita currently stars as the first Lady Katherine Johnson on The First Family.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 11, 1969.[2]

Career[edit]

Smith has had recurring roles on CBS' Nash Bridges, UPN's Malcolm & Eddie, FOX Television's Martin, the WB's Jamie Foxx Show, Sister, Sister and ABC's NYPD Blue. She also guest starred on the sitcoms The Steve Harvey Show and The Parkers. She co-starred in Fox Searchlight's Kingdom Come starring Whoopi Goldberg, Miramax's The Crossing Guard with Jack Nicholson directed by Sean Penn and New Line Cinema's House Party 3. She developed her acting talent by a chance-casting in the play, Tell It Like It Tiz, which toured the U.S. for two years. 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, 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.

Smith has appeared in magazines such as Savoy, People, TV Guide, Dysonna, Esquire, Black Men, Emmy, Fitness, Oil of Olay, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Jet, Today's Black Woman, Stuff, and Essence.

Filmography[edit]

House Party 3

Television[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • NAACP Image Awards
    • 2003: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated) - The Bernie Mac Show
    • 2004: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated) - The Bernie Mac Show
    • 2005: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated) - The Bernie Mac Show
    • 2006: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated) - The Bernie Mac Show
    • 2013: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated) - The First Family
  • BET Comedy Awards
    • 2004: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated) - The Bernie Mac Show
    • 2005: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated) - The Bernie Mac Show

References[edit]

External links[edit]