Tasha Smith Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape January 28, 2020
Updated 2020/01/28 at 1:56 PM
Tasha Smith Net Worth

Tasha Smith is an American actress, producer and director. Her professional career began when she started starring in roles on the comedy series Boston Common from 1996 to 1997, followed by another series of appearances in numerous movies and television series. As a professional entertainer, Tasha Smith net worth is estimated at $2 million.

Tasha Smith Early Life

Tasha Smith was born on February 28, 1971. Her birth place is Camden, New Jersey, US. She is an actress, director and producer.

She has an identical twin sister named Sidra. Tasha smith dropped out of High School in her freshman year, moving to California at just 19 years of age. She is a devoted Christian who takes her religion and faith seriously.

Tasha Smith Career

Tasha Smith made her film acting debut in 1994, and that was the point of her rise to greatness. It all started when the then 23-year-old Tasha Smith had the opportunity to work in the 1994 comedy film Twin Sisters. 

Although it was a small role, it made her available for bigger projects which came her way from 1996 to be 1997 with Boston Common, an NBC comedy series. Later in 1997, her success in the comedy film Boston Common was rewarded with another short-termed comedy series, The Tom Show. 

By the year 2000 she had already gathered enough experience to warrant being called up for bigger roles. She played a supporting role as a drug addict in the HBO miniseries The Corner. Her career grew tremendously well throughout the 2000s as she had guest starring roles in Without a Trace, Girlfriends, Nip/Tuck and The Parkers.

 She also made a good number of supporting roles in films such as Playas Ball (2003), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), and
ATL (2006).

Tasha Smith has appeared in multiple Tyler Perry projects. In 2007, she played the role of the main antagonist in the film, Daddy’s Little Girls. She appeared as Angela Williams in Why Did I Get Married? (2007), and also it’s sequel Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010). Smith’s role in the comedy series based on the films, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.

In Longshots, the 2008 family-comedy drama film, Tasha Smith co-starred alongside Keke Palmer and Ice Cube. She assumed a supporting role in the romantic-comedy film Couples Retreat (2009), and co-starred alongside Salli Richardson, Michael B.Jordan and Nicole Ari Parker in Pastor Brown (2010).

In 2011, she played a role in the comedy-drama film Jumping the Broom, and in 2014, she featured as a psychotherapist in the erotic thriller, Addicted. In the same year, she was also cast in a recurring role in Fox drama series Empire as Cookie Lyon ‘s younger sister, Carol Hardaway.

In 2015, Tasha Smith did her first project as a film director, making her directorial debut with the film Boxed in, and two years later, she directed the TV film When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, a film based on a true story, featuring Lance Gross and Lil Mama.

The film premiered during the nineteenth Annual American Black Film Festival to 1.6 million viewers worldwide, ranking as TV One’s number one original film premiere of all time among all the key demos. Her next directorial job took place in October 2017 when she directed one episode in  BET drama anthology series Tales.

Tasha Smith is also known to have worked as the acting coach of actress Mary J. Blige for her role in Mudbound (2017).

Tasha Smith Marriage, Controversies, Children

In December 2010, Tasha Smith married her boyfriend Keith Douglas after being together for a year. He was also her manager. Four years later, the actress appeared in court to ask for a restraining order against Douglas, who in the documents filed before the court, she stated accused her of having affairs with other women. The final decree of divorce was issued in March 2015.

However, the divorce was contested by Tasha Smith who alleged that Douglas had concealed information from her which she should have known before their marriage. Smith alleged that Keith Douglas was not the man that he presented himself to be at the time of their courtship.

She also said that she would not have married him if she had known his background. Smith’s allegations about Keith Douglas’ background included 5 marriages before he married Smith, undisclosed children, and non-payment of income taxes for almost a decade.

The judge in the case finally granted Smith an annulment of her marriage in December 2015 on the grounds of fraud committed by Douglas.

Tasha Smith has no biological children as at the time of writing this post.

Tasha Smith Net Worth

Tasha Smith is very much involved in the entertainment business as she is an actress herself, as well as being a film producer and director. She is also known to be involved in various off-screen ventures which provides her with extra cash.

In 2011, Tasha Smith in a partnership with Keith Douglas who was her manager and then-husband, launched an organic perfume line called US.

Tasha Smith net worth in 2022 is estimated at $2 million.

Tasha Smith Movies and TV Shows

Being a successful actress who has starred in several movies and shows, it doesn’t come as a surprise that salaries and revenues from movies and their marketing must have contributed greatly to her net worth.

The following is a list of movies and TV shows in which the actress has had a role, and the dates they premiered.


  • Twin Sitters – 1994
  • Let It Be Me – 1995
  • Max Q – 1998
  • Chameleon II: Death Match – 1999
  • Playas Ball – 2003
  • The Whole Ten Yards – 2004
  • My Purple Fur Coat – 2004
  • Miles from Home – 2006
  • ATL – 2006
  • You, Me and Dupree – 2006
  • Glass House: The Good Mother – 2006
  • Love… & Other 4 Letter Words – 2007
  • Daddy’s Little Girls – 2007
  • Why Did I Get Married? – 2007
  • The Longshots – 2008
  • Couples Retreat – 2009
  • Why Did I Get Married Too? – 2010
  • Pastor Brown – 2010
  • Something Like a Business – 2010
  • Jumping the Broom – 2011
  • Addicted – 2014
  • Boxed in – 2014
  • Polaris – 2015

TV Shows

  • Boston Common – 1996–1997
  • Chicago Hope – 1997
  • The Tom Show – 1997–1998
  • The Steve Harvey Show – 1999
  • The Corner – 2000
  • The Parkers – 2001
  • Without a Trace – 2003
  • Nip/Tuck – 2004
  • Second Time Around – 2005
  • Girlfriends – 2005
  • All of Us – 2007
  • Finnegan – 2008
  • The Game – 2009
  • Meet the Browns – 2009–2010
  • Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse – 2011–2017
  • Empire – 2015–present
  • Power – 2015
  • Daytime Divas – 2017
  • Hollywood Divas – 2017–present


A talented comic actress, a dedicated director and successful entertainer, Tasha Smith’s work as reflected by the number of project she has completed in her years in the industry actually speaks volumes.

Despite paying monthly spousal support of $7,000 to her ex husband, Keith Douglas, after an initial $50,000 settlement in 2015, her net worth has continued to increase as the actress doesn’t look like she’s going to be quitting anytime soon.


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