Kellita Smith is showing us how to survive and be the leader. If you want the job done correctly – send a black woman to do the job! As representation matters, the importance of women equality is highlighted as Smithis the first African-American lead on the SYFY network, at 50 years old she performs most of her own stunts for the series & works with a predominately female crew.
The 5th season of the action-horror-comedy-drama post apocalyptic series Z Nation premiered on the SYFY network on October 5; remains to be the networks #1 show. Kellita as former National Guard Lieutenant Roberta Warren, she has survived the zombie apocalypse and leader of the survivor group. The upcoming episode of Z Nation, it is a humorous angel on American history as Doc (Russel Hodgkinson) explains his version of American History to George, Sketchy (Mark Carr) and Skeezy (Doug Dawson) with re-enactments about the Founding Fathers, while Warren (Kellita Smith) and the others go to the bakery that invented bizkits in search of the “secret ingredient.
On BounceTV’s series In The Cut Smith is the lead as Cheryl opposite Dorien Wilson’s character Jay Weaver. The feisty business savvy woman, owner of beauty salon is also the fiancé of Jay Weaver. The show follows Jay’s barber shop including as he meets his illegitimate son and the other businesses in the strip mall.
Smith is is best known as Wanda McCullough, the wife of Bernie Mac on the groundbreaking comedy the Bernie Mac Show, and nominated 4 times for her role in the series. One of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actresses with a career spanning over two decades. In the 90’s she guest starred in several classic television programs: In Living Color, Living Single, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Martin, Sister Sister, The Wayans Bros, Moesha, Malcolm & Eddie, The Parent ‘Hood, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Steve Harvey Show and The Parkers.
Kellita began her career as a model to transition into acting on stage in a regional theatrical production of Tell It Like It Tiz. She won a NAACP Theatre Award for her role in Feelings (The Hudson Theatre) for Best Supporting Actress.