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Tasha Smith: I Had This Dream To Be An Actress

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Even when Tasha Smith's life was at the lowest of low points, she was she was an optimist.  Or, to play off the title of her comedy series, even when things were worst, she knew they'd get better.

Tasha stars in Tyler Perry's "For Better Or Worse," which is now in its third season, its first on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

But before she hit it big as an actress and comic, Tasha was homeless for a time.  "The lowest point was sleeping in my car at Venice Beach, Tasha tells Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.  "Thank God I could afford a little car.  "I slept in it for several months."

"I would wash up at the beach," Tasha continues, "but what inspired me and kept me going was the fact that I had this dream to be an actress, to be a comedian and I just said, 'If this is my sacrifice then I'm gonna do it and see if it comes true."

Which it did.  In a very big way.

Fun Facts About Tasha Smith (Source: Wikipedia)

  • She is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous movies and plays, most notably as Angela Williams in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?. Currently, she stars as the character on the TBS comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse.
  • Smith has appeared in numerous television and film roles; she is also involved in some off-screen ventures, such as an organic perfume line titled "US", which she launched in 2011 with Keith Douglas, her husband and manager and Tasha Smith's Acting Workshop (TSAW), in which she helps and coaches many aspiring actors.
  • Smith has played roles in multiple Tyler Perry projects, such as the TBS series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse (2011 to present) and the films Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Why Did I Get Married? (2007), and Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010), alongside Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, and Sharon Leal.
  • In non-acting television role, Smith has appeared on America's Next Top Model as an acting coach, helping the models with different scenes.

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