Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

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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.