Tasha Smith
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Biographical Information
Birth name: Tasha Smith
Birth date: February 28, 1971
Birth place: Camden, New Jersey
Professional Information
Occupation: Actress, comedian, and model
Years active: 1994-present
Portrays: Carol Hardaway

Tasha Smith Douglas, born February 28, 1971, is an American actress, comedian, and model. She appeared in numerous shows and films, most notably Angela Williams in the Tyler Perry films, Why Did I Get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too? She appeared in Jumping the Broom and Addicted, as well. She currently portrays Carol Hardaway, Cookie's sister, on Fox's television series, Empire.

Early Life

Smith was born in Camden, New Jersey by a single mother. She also has an identical twin, Sidra Smith, who lives in Harlem. In December 2010, Smith married her boyfriend of one year Keith Douglas, who is also her manager. They currently reside in Los Angeles. In November 2014, Smith appeared in court to request a restraining order against Douglas, who in documents filed prior to the court appearance, she said accused her of having affairs with other women.


Smith first made her screen debut with small role in the 1994 film Twin Sitters. Meanwhile, she starred in the NBC sitcom, Boston Common. Later in 1997 she was cast alongside Tom Arnold in the another short-lived sitcom, The Tom Show on The WB. In 2000, she was supporting role in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries, The Corner in which she played a drug addict. Smith had guest starring roles on The Parkers, Without a Trace, Nip/Tuck and Girlfriends. She has made number of supporting performances in films such as Playas Ball, The Whole Ten Yards and ATL. Smith has played roles in multiple Tyler Perry projects. In 2007 she appeared as the main antagonist in the romantic comedy-drama film, Daddy's Little Girls. She played the role of Angela Williams in the Why Did I Get Married? and its sequel Why Did I Get Married Too?. This role she later played in the comedy series based on films, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse.

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