Kellita Smith was born on January 15, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S and raised in Oakland. As for her family, Kellita Smith is a daughter of Honey Smith. Her father was a military man who served in Vietnam when she was just a baby. What is more, the actress has two siblings.

As for her early years and biography, she worked as a supermodel. She began her acting career on stage in regional productions of Tell It Like It Tiz. Other theatrical credits include the Los Angeles productions of No Place to be Somebody at the K.C. Theatre Company, Feelings for which she won an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1996, The Thirteenth Thorn (Complex Theatre) for which she was nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Actress, and One Woman Two Lives, which premiered at The Imagined Life Theater in July 2009.

Smith made her debut on television in an episode of sketch comedy television series In Living Color and later guest-starred on Living Single, Moesha, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Parkers and NYPD Blue. She had the recurring roles in Martin, Sister, Sister, Malcolm & Eddie and The Jamie Foxx Show.

In 2001 she appeared in the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show created by Larry Wilmore. Kellita Smith played Wanda "Baby" McCullough, Bernie's loving wife, a very intelligent woman who is VP for AT&T. She loves raising the kids with Bernie, but periodically her patience is tested. Whenever Bernie has a problem, she does her best to help, though her assistance can be stubbornly overbearing and unnecessary at times. She plays a minor but important role in the series finale. The series aired on Fox for five seasons from 2001 to 2006. She was nominated four times for a NAACP Image Award for her role there.

The actress was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for the role of First Lady Katherine Johnson in an American sitcom The First Family that debuted in first-run syndication in the United States in 2012. She appeared in 36 episodes of the TV show. Moreover, since 2014 she has been playing main role of Lieutenant Roberta Warren in action television series Z Nation that airs on Syfy.

Kellita Smith is careful and doesn’t talk much about her personal life to journalists. There is no information whether she is married or not as well as about her boyfriend or husband. Smith loves children and she also visits several orphanages with social service motives.

Kellita Smith‘s salary sum is not publicized, but it is known that she is a rich lady. Her net worth is approximately $500 thousand. Much of this wealth is coming from her acting, most particularly in The Bernie Mac Show. Sources also report that she is paid a decent amount modeling for top magazines such as Savoy, Essence, Stuff, Esquire, People, TV Guide, Dysonna, Black men, Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Jet, Emmy, and Oil Of Olay.

Last Modified: Jul 3, 2020

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