1950 - Born on the 8th of September in Baltimore, Maryland.
1983 - All My Children - Hazel.
- Fires In The Mirror - Citizens of Crown Heights.
1991-1992 - She may best be known as the author of Fires in the Mirror, which dealt with the Crown Heights Riot, and Twilight: Los Angeles, which dealt with the Los Angeles riots, both of which featured Smith as the sole performer.
1993 - Dave - Mrs. Travis.
1995 - The American President - Robin McCal.
1996 - Smith was one of the recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, often referred to as the "genius grant.".
2000 - Smith is the author of Talk to me: Listening between the lines published.
- The Practice - District Attorney Kate Brunner.
2002 - Presidio Med TV Series - Dr. Letty Jordan.
2004 - The West Wing - National Security Advisor Nancy McNally.
2005 - Rent - Mrs. Jefferson.
2006 - She also won a Fletcher Foundation Fellowship for her contribution to civil rights issues.
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