Tasha Smith

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Tasha Smith
Born (1971-02-28) February 28, 1971 (age 43)
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Comedian, Actress, Model
Years active 1994–present
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Keith Douglas (m. 2010)

Tasha Smith Douglas (born February 28, 1971)[1] is an American actress, comedian and model. 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 2010, Smith married her boyfriend of one year Keith Douglas, who is also her manager. They currently reside in Los Angeles.[5] In November 2014, Smith appeared in court to request a restraining order against Douglas, who in documents filed prior to the court appearance, she said accused her of having affairs with other women. Smith's friend Tisha Campbell-Martin acted as a character witness.[6]


Year Film Role Other notes
1994 Twin Sitters The Aleem's Wives
1995 Let It Be Me Student
2000 "The Corner Ronnie
2003 Playas Ball Vonda
2004 The Whole Ten Yards Julie
My Purple Fur Coat Short film
2006 Miles from Home Keisha Knight
ATL Miss Gayle
You, Me and Dupree Co-Worker Uncredited Role
Glass House: The Good Mother Casework Direct-to-DVD Release
2007 Love... & Other 4 Letter Words Lucille
Daddy's Little Girls Jennifer
Why Did I Get Married? Angela Williams Supporting Role
2008 The Longshots Claire Plummer
2009 Couples Retreat Jennifer
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Angela Williams Supporting Role
Pastor Brown Angelique Todd
Something Like a Business Angela
Red Soil Celine Holmes pre-production
2011 Jumping the Broom Shonda
2014 Addicted Marcella
Year Title Role Notes
1996–1997 Boston Common Tasha King 32 episodes
1997 Chicago Hope Dr. Denise Potter Episode: Brain Salad Surgery
1997–1998 The Tom Show Tanya Cole 19 episodes
1998 Max Q Karen Daniels TV-Movie
1999 Chameleon II: Death Match Webster, IBI Director TV-Movie
The Steve Harvey Show Kimberly Davis Episode: Steve Don't Get Nun
2000 The Corner Veronica 'Ronnie' Boice Miniseries
2001 The Parkers Rachel Jones Episode: A Knockout Times Two
2003 Without a Trace Veronica Episode: The Friendly Skies
2004 Nip/Tuck Carol Nelson Episode: Joan Rivers
2005 Second Time Around Laura Episode: Big Bank, Little Bank
Girlfriends Shandara Durrani Episode: See J-Spot Run
2007 All of Us Jewel Episode: The B-R-E-A-K-U-P
2008 Finnegan Det. Nenna McCants Unsold TV-Pilot
2009 The Game Shiela Episode: The Third Legacy
Meet the Browns Tanya Gould Episode: Meet the Matchmaker
2011–present Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse Angela Williams
2014 Chopped Herself Episode: Tournament of Stars: Actors


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