Anna Deavere Smith

Actress, Writer

9/18/1950 (70 years old) Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Facts Awards
  • Worked for an airline to support herself when she first moved to New York City.
  • Interviewed more than 50 people from 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.