HERSTORY

Kathryn Taylor Smith is originally from Memphis, TN., and holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology. Kathryn is a former Miss KS USA, a 4xNCAA All American in Track & Field and has been featured as one of KC Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30.” Kathryn worked as a domestic abuse counselor at a Battered Women Shelter in Kansas City, MO. before moving to LA to pursue her passion for acting. She has successfully worked in LA for over 10 years as an actress, model, host and voice-over artist. She can been seen in numerous commercials, plays, web, tv and film roles. She has been featured in Black Enterprise and Savoy Magazine. She also writes and produces independent projects such as Homeless Destiny, Kai & Mouthpiece. Kathryn’s upcoming producing projects include her one woman show, “A Mile In My Shoes” and the play, “The Platinum Club.”

Kathryn is a member of Toastmasters International and enjoys motivational speaking, particularly dealing with issues of Female Youth Empowerment, Marriage and Family & Living Your Best Life. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is proud to say she has has lived her life volunteering and being of service to others. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth” – Muhammad Ali

Kathryn has been married for 7 years to Judge J. Christopher Smith; they are the parents of a super active 2 year old daughter, Jacqueline Taylor Smith. Kathryn is a lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio – West where she has studied for over 11 years.

ACTOR

TELEVISION
(Selected)

Stalker Recurring Co-Starr CBS/Roxann Dawson
The Bold & The Beautiful Recurring Principal CBS/ Various
Entangled (17 Episodes)** Series Regular INTERNET/Caryn K. Hayes
The Marriage Lottery (14 Episodes)** Series Regular INTERNET/Various
The Brink Co-Star HBO/Michael Lehmann
Future Man Co-Star HULU/Nisha Ganatra
The Game Guest Star CW/Mary Lou Belli
The Starter Wife Guest Star USA/Dan Lerner
Samantha Who Guest Star ABC/Lee Shallat Chemel
Game Shakers Co-Star Nickelodeon/Mike Caron
Mad Men Co-Star AMC/ Phil Abraham
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Co-Star Nickelodeon/Victor Gonzalez
Girl Friends Co-Star CW/ Salim Akil
The Young and the Restless Principal CBS/Various

FILM
(Selected)

A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy Lead Dir: Dennis Dortch **
3 Faces of Evelyn Staring Dir: Kamali Minter*
Nana’s Pancakes Starring Dir: Jimmy Lipton
What Goes Around Comes Around Starring Dir: David E. Talbert
Baby Cammy: The Quest Starring Dir: Zelie Dember-Slack
Homeless Destiny Starring Dir: Trey Haley
The Curse Of El Charro Starring Dir: Rich Ragsdale
ConSINsual Lead Dir: Paul Hannah

THEATRE
(Selected)

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Mary Jane The Lyric Theatre (LA)
Love’s Holiday Clarise The Jet Theatre (LA)
Out The Box: 3 Woman Show 1 Woman Show Self National Tour
A Raisin In The Sun Beneatha Ebony Player (MO)
For Colored Girls Lady In Red Ebony Player (MO)
A Long Time Since Yesterday Laveer Columbia College (LA)
Savage World Ella/Carly The Met (LA)

TRAINING

The Actor’s Studio(Lifetime member): Martin Landau & Lou Antonio (scene study), Allen Miller (rehearsal tech), Cathy Leslie & Penny Allen (sensory), Jimmy DiStephano (cold reading), Hollace Star (voice), John Sperry (dialects)
Scene Study: Eriq La Salle, Judy Kerr, Betty Bridges, Ben Guillory, Al Woodley
Comedy/Improv: Second City – Bob Applebaum, Ralph Steadman, Pablo Marz
Dialects: African, Afghani-Middle Eastern, Southern, Street/Urban
Additional: Former Navy Reserves, Karate, Spoken Word, TV Hosting, Firearms Expert, Writer, Kick Boxing, Track & Field (3x NCAA All American), Sorority Stepping, Filmmaker
Education: B.S. Psychology, Southeast Missouri State University
M.S. Clinical Psychology, Emporia State University

*Nominated Best Actress in a Short Film – Method Festival
**Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series – LA Web Fest
***Official Selection of The Sundance Film Festival

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Production Credits

Producer Credits

The Marriage Lottery Writer/ Producer / Director
3 Faces of Evelyn Co-Writer/Producer/Co-Director
Mouthpiece Co-Producer
Troublesome Co-Producer
Out The Box: A 3 Woman 1 Woman Show Co-Writer/Producer/Co-Director
Homeless Destiny Writer/Actor/Executive Producer
Fabulous 1st AD
Kai 2nd AD

Projects in Development

A Mile in My Shoes (One Woman Show) Actor/Co-Writer/Co-Producer
The Platinum Club (Film) Writer
The Platinum Club (Play) Writer/Co-Producer
Homeless Destiny (TV Pilot – Drama) Co-Writer
MADAM (Documentary) Producer/Director
Forget Me Knot Writer/Producer
Photo Not Shown (Short Film) Writer/1st AD

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COMMERCIAL AGENT

DANIEL HOFF
Daniel Hoff Agency
5455 Wilshire Blvd. #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.962.6643
daniel@danielhoffagency.com

THEATRICAL AGENT

JD SOBOL
Almond Talent
8217 Beverly Blvd. #8
Los Angeles, CA 90048
P. 323.934.5500
pebbleent@gmail.com

VOICE OVER AGENT

LENA MORGAN
ROCKSTAR ENTERTAINMENT
640 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
P. 818.875.5511
rockstarrep@gmail.com

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