Anna Deavere Smith

Highest Rated: 100% Notes From The Field (2018)
Lowest Rated: 24% Cry_Wolf (2005)
Birthday: Sep 18, 1950
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Worked for an airline to support herself when she first moved to New York City. Interviewed more than 50peoplefrom Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood about their experiences to create her 1992 one-woman show Fires in the Mirror. Portrays cyclist Lance Armstrong as one of the characters in her stage show Let Me Down Easy. Has taughtat academic institutions includingNew York University, Yale University, the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, and as a tenured professor at Stanford University. Has been an Artist in Residenceforthe Ford Foundation, MTV Networks, the Aspen Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Grace Cathedral. Has received honorary degrees from academicinstitutions including theJuilliard School; the School of Visual Arts, University of Pennsylvania; Wesleyan College; andBryn Mawr College.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Poderia Me Perdoar? Elaine 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? Actor 2018
100% Notes From The Field Screenwriter Executive Producer Actor 2018
No Score Yet Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass Actor 2014
84% Rachel Getting Married Carol $12.8M 2008
51% The Kingdom Maricella Canavesio $47.5M 2007
No Score Yet Life Support Lucille 2006
No Score Yet The Mystery of Love Actor 2006
46% Rent Mrs. Jefferson $29.1M 2005
24% Cry_Wolf Headmaster Tinsley $10.1M 2005
80% The Manchurian Candidate Political $65.8M 2004
42% The Human Stain Mrs. Silk 2003
No Score Yet Twilight: Los Angeles Actor 2000
91% The American President Robin McCall 1995
80% Philadelphia Anthea Burton 1993
95% Dave Mrs. Travis 1993
No Score Yet Fires in the Mirror Screenwriter Actor 1993
No Score Yet Soup for One Deborah 1982

TV

CREDIT
69% For the People
2018
Tina Krissman
  • 2019
  • 2018
91% black-ish
2014
Alicia
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Attorney General Mary Perlowski
  • 2015
81% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
Mrs. Gloria Akalitus
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterclass
2010-2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Lidia Celebrates America
2011
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Host
  • 2012
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
National Security Adviser Nancy Nancy McNally
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
DA Kate Brunner Kate Brunner
  • 2000
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 1997

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