Ebonie Smith

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Ebonie Smith
Born Negra Candalaria-Smith
(1978-09-16) September 16, 1978 (age 37)
Puerto Rico
Other names Ebony Smith
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1984–2000

Ebonie Smith (born Negra Candalaria-Smith; September 16, 1978) is a Puerto Rican-born American former child actress known for her role as Jessica Jefferson in the sitcom The Jeffersons from 1984 to 1985. She was sometimes credited as Ebony Smith. Smith also played character M'Lila on the television series Xena and portrayed a young La Toya Jackson on the television miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream. She is also known for playing Carrie Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon movies and had recurring roles on Webster and Family Matters.

Smith is the daughter of Michelle Smith and a police officer father.[1] She is of African American and Dominican descent. She has a Fine Arts degree in Film Production and Chinese Language and Culture. Along with English and Spanish, she also speaks Mandarin Chinese.[citation needed]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas (voice) TV movie
1984-1985 Jeffersons, TheThe Jeffersons Jessica Jefferson TV series, 4 episodes
1985 Gimme a Break! Pam TV series, episode: "Sam's Little Girl"
1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar Eugenie Waters TV series, 7 episodes
1986 Webster Jamie TV series, episode: "Love Papadapolis Style"
1987 Webster Jamie TV series, episode: "Games People Play"
1987 Perfect Strangers Cooper Girl TV series, episode: "Dog Gone Blues"
1987 Our House TV series, episode: "Dancing in the Dark"
1987 General Hospital Susie Matthews TV series
1987 Lethal Weapon Carrie Murtaugh
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Carrie Murtaugh
1989 Taken Away Kind Girl TV movie
1989 Women of Brewster Place, TheThe Women of Brewster Place Little Ciel (age 7) TV movie
1989 Family Matters Penny Peyser TV series, episode: "Laura's First Date"
1990 Family Matters Penny Peyser 4 episodes
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Annette TV series, episode: "Malcolm Takes a Shot"
1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll K.C. TV series
1992 Roc Deidre TV series, episode: "No Notes Is Good Notes"
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Carrie Murtaugh
1992 Jacksons: An American Dream, TheThe Jacksons: An American Dream La Toya Jackson TV miniseries
1993 Tall Hopes Brenda TV series, episode: "Scalped"
1994 Cosmic Slop Jennifer TV movie
1994 Thea Marcella TV series, episode: "Who's Zoomin' Who"
1994 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Michele TV series, episode: "Farewell Dance"
1994 Me and the Boys Valerie TV series, episode: "Talent Show"
1996 Living Single Mary TV series, episode: "Whatever Happened to Baby Sister?"
1997 Xena: Warrior Princess M'Lila TV series, episode: "Destiny"
1997 Parent 'Hood, TheThe Parent 'Hood Alysha TV series, episode: "Beauty Call"
1998 Twice the Fear Alien Victim Video
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Carrie Murtaugh
1998 Hang Time Rose TV series, episode: "Texas Rose"
1998 Smart Guy Dana TV series, episode: "Break Up Not to Make Up"
1999 Roswell Genoveve TV series, episodes: "The Morning After" and "Monsters"
1999 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Latisha TV series, 3 episodes
2000 Ali: An American Hero Belinda TV movie
2000 Port Charles Valerie Hollander TV series
2000 Tadpole Betsy (uncredited)


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