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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith Biography

Playwright


ABOUT
Playwright and actress, she was named the artist-in-residence at the Center for American Progress and won The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2013.
BEFORE FAME
She studied at Arcadia University in 1971.

FAMILY LIFE
Her mother was a principal at an elementary school, while her father worked in the coffee business.
ASSOCIATED WITH
She acted alongside Martin Sheen in The West Wing.
TRIVIA
She played Nancy McNally on the NBC show The West Wing.

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