An actress, model and comedian, Kellita Smith was born on 15 January 1969. Her appearance as Wanda McCollough on ‘The Bernie Mac Show’ made her popular not only in the U.S., but also around the world. Her work has seen her garner three nominations for Image Award (2003, 2004 and 2005) as well as a BET nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2015. She is also known for her role as a model, gracing magazine pages with gorgeous photos.
So, how rich is Kellita Smith? What’s her net worth? According to sources Kellita is a wealthy lady with a decent net worth of $500,000, much of this wealth coming from her acting, most particularly in ‘The Bernie Mac Show.’ Sources also report that she is paid a decent amount modeling for top magazines such as Savoy, Essence, Stuff, Esquire, People, TV Guide, Dysonna, Black men, Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Jet, Emmy, and Oil Of Olay.
Kellita Smith Net Worth $500,000
Born and raised in the city of Chicago, Illinois, Kellita Smith was the eldest of three children – her father was a military man who served in Vietnam when she was just a baby. In 1972, her parents divorced, and Kellita left for Oakland, California with her mother, Honey Smith, and brother, Eric. In 1989, she graduated and earned a political science degree from the Santa Rosa Junior College. Before getting into acting, she started working as an administrative assistant and saleswoman.
Kellita Smith started working as a supermodel in her early life. She began by acting on the stage, starting with a production known as ‘Tell It Like It Tiz,’ before eventually being offered other, bigger roles, including ‘No Place to be Somebody;’ ‘Feelings’ – a play that saw her win NAACP Theatre Award in 1996 – ‘The Thirteenth Thorn,’ and ‘One Woman’.
Smith made her debut on television in a single episode of ‘In Living Color’. She later guest-starred in a number of shows, such as ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘The Parkers,’ ‘Moesha,’ and ‘Living Single.’ She also had a recurring role in ‘The Jamie Fox Show’ before casting alongside Bernie Mac in ‘The Bernie Mac Show,’ a Fox sitcom series which ran for five seasons, from 2001 to 2006.
Kellita Smith has also showcased her talent in films, co-starring alongside Mo’Nique in ‘Hair Show,’ a 2004 film, and later appearing in ‘Three Can Play That Game’ and ‘Fair Game, King’s Ransom, Roll Bounce.’ After a string of successful films, she returned to TV as First Lady Katherine in the sitcom ‘The First Family’. In 2014, she was cast alongside Robert Warren in ‘Z Nation,’ a Scifi post-apocalyptic series. In 2015, she made an appearance in the film ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No’!
Overall, in an acting career now spanning over 20 years, Kellita Smith has appeared in well over 20 films and a similar number of TV productions, indicating that she has been in constant demand by directors, and ensuring at least a steady income. Other notable works in film include ‘King’s Ransom,’ ‘ Feel the Noise,’ ‘Conspiracy X,’ ‘She’s Not Our Sister,’ and ‘The Love Section’, and popular television shows include ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,’ ‘Sister, Sister,’ and ‘Malcolm & Eddie’.
In her personal life, Kellita Smith lives in Los Angeles, California. She is not married and spends most of her time doing rigorous exercises, such as spinning and fencing. In the future she hopes to do more action movies and of course increase her net worth.