Anna Deavere Smith

Actress | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
The Human Stain (2003) | Rachel Getting Married (2008) | The American President (1995)
AWARDS 
2 wins & 11 nominations More »
AKA 
Anna Smith Deveare
BORN 
Sep 18, 1950 (age 67)

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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (14 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (21 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for For The PeopleFor The People (TV Series) Tina Krissman (10 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018 10
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  • Primary photo for Black-ishBlack-ish (TV Series) Alicia (8 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2018 8
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  • Primary photo for Notes from the FieldNotes from the Field (TV Movie) Actress, Executive Producer, Writer (adapted from the play)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Berlin StationBerlin Station (TV Series) Polygraph Examiner (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for BoJack HorsemanBoJack Horseman (TV Series) Betty Bruce (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Legends of TomorrowLegends of Tomorrow (TV Series) Older Kendra (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Warden Lucille Fenton (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Nurse JackieNurse Jackie (TV Series) Gloria Akalitus (78 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2015 78
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  • Primary photo for Madam SecretaryMadam Secretary (TV Series) Mary Campbell (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Tamerlane (Mar 15, 2015) Mary Campbell  Less
  • Primary photo for The Surgeon GeneralThe Surgeon General (TV Movie) Vice President  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for My AmericaMy America (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for All My ChildrenAll My Children (TV Series) Hazel, Glamorama shampoo girl (1983)  Less 1970–2011
  • Primary photo for Life SupportLife Support (TV Movie) Lucille  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Nancy McNally (20 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000–2006 20
    • Transition (Apr 23, 2006) Nancy McNally  Less
    • Requiem (Apr 16, 2006) Nancy McNally  Less
    • Liftoff (Nov 10, 2004) Nancy McNally  Less
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  • Primary photo for Numb3rsNumb3rs (TV Series) Don's Boss (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Expert WitnessExpert Witness (TV Movie) Actress  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Presidio MedPresidio Med (TV Series) Dr. Letty Jordan (4 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002 4
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  • Primary photo for 100 Centre Street100 Centre Street (TV Series) Ms. Davis (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for The PracticeThe Practice (TV Series) D.A. Kate Brunner (4 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000 4
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  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Rev. Al Sharpton / Angela Davis / Various (1 episode, 1993), Writer (play "Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities") (1 episode, 1993), Writer (teleplay) (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Fires in the Mirror (Apr 28, 1993) Rev. Al Sharpton / Angela Davis / Various, Writer (play "Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities"), Writer (teleplay)  Less
Self (27 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Poetry in America with Elisa NewPoetry in America with Elisa New (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Sidewalks EntertainmentSidewalks Entertainment (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Real Time with Bill MaherReal Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) Herself - Guest / Herself (4 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2018
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  • Primary photo for The NinetiesThe Nineties (TV Series) Herself - Actor and Playwright (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack ObamaThrough the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2017 $250K
  • Primary photo for Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for America After FergusonAmerica After Ferguson (TV Movie) Herself - Actor & Playwright  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Ronan Farrow DailyRonan Farrow Daily (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Anna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts MasterclassAnna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts Masterclass (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for MasterclassMasterclass (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Lidia Celebrates AmericaLidia Celebrates America (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Barnes CollectionThe Barnes Collection (TV Movie) Herself - Host  Less 2012 $500K
  • Primary photo for The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala AwardsThe 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for 42nd NAACP Image Awards42nd NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Texas Monthly TalksTexas Monthly Talks (TV Series) Herself - Interviewee (2 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003–2010
  • Primary photo for Studs Terkel: Listening to AmericaStuds Terkel: Listening to America (TV Short) Self  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for New York 360º Presents: The 2007 Matrix AwardsNew York 360º Presents: The 2007 Matrix Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2007 $250K
  • Primary photo for The Mystery of LoveThe Mystery of Love (TV Movie) Host  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Now with Bill MoyersNow with Bill Moyers (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Legends BallLegends Ball (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Manchurian Candidate: Political PunditsThe Manchurian Candidate: Political Pundits (Video) Herself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 34th NAACP Image Awards34th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Life 360Life 360 (TV Series) Herself - Actress (segment "Big World, Small World") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
    • Six Degrees of Separation (Oct 5, 2001) Herself - Actress (segment "Big World, Small World")  Less
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Herself - Guest (4 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–2001
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  • Primary photo for Women's Day: The Making of a BillWomen's Day: The Making of a Bill (Short) Self  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The 48th Annual Tony AwardsThe 48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1994

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