Toukie Smith

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Toukie A. Smith
Born Doris Smith
(1955-04-25) April 25, 1955 (age 60)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1970–present
Known for Eva Rawley – 227
Partner(s) Robert De Niro (1988–96)
Children 2
Family Willi Smith (brother)

Toukie A. Smith (born Doris Smith; April 25, 1955) is an American actress and model. Smith is best known for her role as Eva Rawley on the NBC sitcom 227 (1989–90). She is the sister of late fashion designer Willi Smith.

Biography[edit]

Smith started her career in 1970 as a model, working for such brands as Chanel, Versace, Geoffrey Beene, Issey Miyake, Norma Kamali, Thierry Mugler, and Patrick Kelly.

She also had a successful print career, including a photo campaign for Yves St. Laurent as well as appearances in Vogue, ELLE, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Seventeen magazines. In 1978, Smith was named Bloomingdale's Model of the Year and became the first African–American model to have a mannequin designed in her likeness.

Besides 227, Her other credits include Talkin' Dirty After Dark (1991), Joe's Apartment (1994), and The Preacher's Wife (1996).

Personal[edit]

From 1988–1996, Smith long–term partner was actor Robert De Niro, with whom she has two twin sons (Aaron Kendrick De Niro and Julian Henry De Niro; born 1995)

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