Tasha Smith (born February 28, 1971) is an American actress, comedian and model. She has appeared in numerous movies and television shows, most notably as Angela Williams in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? (2007), Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010), and on the television series based on movies, For Better or Worse (2011â"present).
Smith made her screen debut with small role in the 1994 film Twin Sitters. From 1996 to 1997 she starred in the NBC sitcom, Boston Common. Later in 1997 she was cast alongside Tom Arnold in the another short-lived sitcom, The Tom Show on The WB. In 2000, she was supporting role in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries, The Corner in which she played a drug addict. In the 2000s, Smith had guest starring roles on The Parkers, Without a Trace, Nip/Tuck and Girlfriends. She has made number of supporting performances in films such as Playas Ball (2003), The Whole Ten Yards (2004) and ATL (2006).
Smith has played roles in multiple Tyler Perry projects. In 2007 she appeared as the main antagonist in the romantic comedy-drama film, Daddy's Little Girls. She played the role of Angela Williams in the Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and its sequel Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010). This role she later played in the comedy series based on films, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse.
Smith co-starred opposite Ice Cube and Keke Palmer in the 2008 family comedy-drama film, The Longshots. She had supporting role in Couples Retreat (2009), and co-starred alongside Salli Richardson in Pastor Brown (2010). In 2011, she appeared in the comedy film Jumping the Broom, and in 2014 played psychotherapist in the erotic thriller, Addicted. In 2014, she also was cast as recurring in the Fox drama series Empire as Carol Hardaway, Cookie Lyon's younger sister. In 2015, Smith made her directorial debut with Boxed In, that premiered during the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival.
Smith was born in Camden, New Jersey, and was raised by a single mother. She has an identical twin sister named Sidra Smith, who currently lives in Harlem.
Smith, previously an atheist, is a Christian now. In an interview with EURweb.com, Smith discussed her conversion from atheism to Christianity: "When I was 25 I had an encounter with God because my father had gotten sick. I had a time where I really challenged God, like, if you're really God you'll show me such-and-such'. I was going through this whole thing where I questioned whether God was real or not. I really needed God to be real because I was feeling so depressed and so unhappy, I felt like if there isn't a God [then] I have no reason to live. It was just a bad time in my life and God really showed up and met me where I was."
In December 2010, Smith married her boyfriend of one year Keith Douglas, who is also her manager. In November 2014, Smith appeared in court to request a restraining order against Douglas, who in documents filed prior to the court appearance, she said accused her of having affairs with other women. Smith's friend Tisha Campbell-Martin acted as a character witness. The divorce was finalized on March 2015.
Smith is involved in some off-screen ventures, such as an organic perfume line titled "US", which she launched in 2011 with Keith Douglas, who, at the time, was her husband and manager.
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