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Kellita Smith Biography


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Birth Name: Kellita Smith
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA


Smith began acting on television as early as 1993, when she appeared in an episode of "Living Single" (Fox, 1993-1998). She soon landed several recurring roles: as Tracy on "Martin" (Fox, 1992-1997); Tonya on "Sister, Sister" (ABC, WB, 1993-1999) and Danielle, Tim's short-lived girlfriend, on "Malcolm and Eddie" (UPN, 1996-2000). Meanwhile, Smith segued into film, starting with a small role in psychological drama, "The Crossing Guard" (1995), starring a grief stricken Jack Nicholson out to avenge the drunk driving death of his daughter. She had another small part in "Kingdom Come" (2001), an amusing ensemble drama about a disparate family who gathers for the funeral of one of their own.

In between film projects, Smith continued appearing in small screen roles, most notably on "The Jamie Foxx Show" (WB, 1996-2001) on which she played Foxx's love interest, Cherise. After showing up on episodes of "The Steve Harvey Show" (WB, 1996-2002), "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1995-2001) and "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993- ), she landed her regular role on "The Bernie Mac Show." Despite the relentless shooting schedule, Smith continued to make movies. In the low-budget indie comedy, "Hair Show" (2004), she starred as the successful owner of an upscale hair salon in Beverly Hills whose estranged sister (Mo'Nique) appears unexpectedly while on the lamb from the IRS. Smith next appeared in "King's Ransom" (2005), playing the scheming wife of a millionaire (Anthony Anderson) whose plan to take everything in the divorce is thwarted by his own plot to kidnap himself.