Tava Smiley

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Tava Smiley
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Tava Smiley in 2009
Born Tava Michelle Smiley
(1971-10-19) October 19, 1971 (age 46)
Theodosia, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Television personality
Years active 1987–present
Not to be confused with talk show personality and author Tavis Smiley.

Tava Michelle Smiley[1] (born October 19, 1971) is an American actress and television host.

Smiley was born in Theodosia, Missouri. Smiley's first name is her mother's maiden name. She is a 1989 graduate of William Chrisman High School in Independence, MO. Her most notable appearances to date have included the following:

Her resume also lists her hosting of E!'s Wild On Resorts and Wild On Italy, WTTW's Wild Chicago, and Lifetime Television's Style Surrender.[4][6] As an actress, she has had guest roles in many television programs, notably Beverly Hills, 90210, Nash Bridges, Freaks and Geeks, and Walker, Texas Ranger.[2][5] Her credits also include feature films and theater work.[4]

Currently, Smiley is the entertainment reporter for the Fox Movie Channel, as well as host of HGTV's I Want That! Kitchens, and is sideline reporter for OLN's PBR.[5] In 2007, she became the primary host for The Auction Network.[7]

Smiley appeared in the 2009 horror film Murder World and in the comedy film Good Luck Chuck.

Smiley is married to Lauder Robinson and gave birth to their first child in September 2012.


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