January 15, 1969 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Santa Rosa Junior College|
|Known for||Wanda McCullough – The Bernie Mac Show|
|Home town||Oakland, California|
Kellita Smith (born January 15, 1969) is an American comedian, model and actress. Smith is perhaps best known for her role as Wanda McCullough, Bernie Mac's wife in the FOX sitcom The Bernie Mac Show which originally ran from 2001 to 2006.
Life and career
In early years, Smith worked as a model. Smith began her acting career on stage in a regional productions of Tell It Like It Tiz. 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, 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 an episode of In Living Color and later guest-starred on Living Single, Moesha, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Parkers and NYPD Blue. She had the recurring roles in 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, Smith returned to television with the role of First Lady Katherine Johnson in the syndicated sitcom, The First Family. In 2014, Smith was cast as Roberta Warren in the Syfy post-apocalyptic series, Z Nation. In this role, she also appeared on Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! in 2015.
|1994||House Party 3||Maxine||Uncredited|
|1995||The Crossing Guard||Tanya|
|2001||Kingdom Come||Bernice Talbot|
|2004||Hair Show||Angela Whittaker|
|2005||King's Ransom||Renee King|
|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||The Choir Director||Anita Emerson|
|2015||A Deadly Adoption||Officer F. Mason||Television Film|
|2015||Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!||Sergeant Roberta Warren||Television Film|
|2015||The Man in 3B||Det. Anderson|
|2017||The Preacher's Son||Anita Emerson|
|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)
|2012–2015||The First Family||First Lady Katherine Johnson||Series regular, 36 episodes
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (2013)
|2014–present||Z Nation||Lieutenant Roberta Warren||Main Role|
|2017||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Episode: "Fusion/Confusion"|
|2017||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||TBA||Episode: TBA|
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- "Today's Black Woman". Google Books. January 2002. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
- Berry, S. Torriano (2009). "The A to Z of African American Cinema". Google Books. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
- "Kellita Smith". Yahoo. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- "Byron Allen Syndicated Comedy 'First Family' Announces Cast". Deadline. March 28, 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- Kaitlin Thomas (June 19, 2014). "Syfy Zombie Drama Z Nation Casts Lost, Supernatural Alums". TV Guide. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! SyFy Cheese with Extra Anchovies". MikesFilmTalk. Retrieved 18 August 2015.