Anna Deavere Smith is an actress and playwright. She is also a professor at New York University. Smith has created over 15 one-person shows and appears in Nurse Jackie; she has also appeared in The West Wing, and Rachel Getting Married. Her books include Letters to a Young Artist and Talk to Me. She has received the National Humanities Medal presented by President Obama, a MacArthur fellowship, two Tony nominations, and two Obie awards. Smith serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, and Grace Cathedral.
Anna Deavere Smith