HERSTORY

KATHRYN‌ ‌TAYLOR‌ ‌SMITH‌ 
Actress‌ ‌/‌ ‌Producer‌ ‌/‌ ‌Motivation‌ ‌Speaker‌ 
 
 
     Kathryn‌ ‌Taylor‌ ‌Smith‌ ‌was‌ ‌born‌ ‌in‌ ‌Chicago,‌ ‌IL.‌ ‌and‌ ‌raised‌ ‌in‌ ‌Memphis,‌ ‌TN.‌ ‌Kathryn‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ graduate‌ ‌of‌ ‌Memphis‌ ‌East‌ ‌High‌ ‌School‌ ‌and‌ ‌obtained‌ ‌her‌ ‌B.S.‌ ‌in‌ ‌Psychology‌ ‌from‌ ‌Southeast‌ ‌Missouri‌ ‌ State‌ ‌University‌ ‌and‌ ‌M.S.‌ ‌in‌  Clinical‌ ‌Psychology‌ ‌from‌ ‌Emporia‌ ‌State‌ ‌University.‌ ‌Kathryn‌ ‌was‌ ‌honored‌ ‌with‌ ‌numerous‌ ‌distinctions‌ ‌during‌ ‌her‌ ‌collegiate‌ ‌career.‌ ‌She‌ ‌was‌ ‌recognized‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Scholar,‌ ‌a‌ ‌recipient‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Minority‌ ‌Student‌ ‌Academic‌ ‌Excellence‌ ‌Award,‌ ‌a‌ ‌three‌ ‌year‌ ‌recipient‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Minority‌ ‌Student‌ ‌Leader‌ ‌Award,‌ ‌Nominated‌ ‌for‌ ‌Homecoming‌ ‌Woman‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Year,‌ ‌a‌ ‌3‌ ‌time‌ ‌Div.‌ ‌II‌ ‌Indoor‌ ‌&‌ ‌Outdoor‌ ‌All-American‌ ‌in‌ ‌track‌ ‌&‌ ‌field,‌ ‌and‌ ‌named‌ ‌her‌ ‌University’s‌ ‌NCAA‌ ‌Female‌ ‌Athlete‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Year.‌ ‌Kathryn‌ ‌was‌ ‌also‌ ‌featured‌ ‌as‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌Kansas‌ ‌City‌ ‌Magazine’s,‌ ‌“Top‌ ‌29‌ ‌under‌ ‌30.”‌ 
     Before‌ ‌pursuing‌ ‌a‌ ‌career‌ ‌in‌ ‌entertainment,‌ ‌Kathryn‌ ‌worked‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌Outreach‌ ‌Therapist‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌local‌ battered‌ ‌women’s‌ ‌shelter;‌ ‌an‌ ‌Adult‌ ‌Basic‌ ‌Educator‌ ‌(GED)‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Kansas‌ ‌City‌ ‌Missouri‌ ‌School‌ ‌District,‌ ‌and‌ ‌an‌ ‌Aids‌ ‌Awareness‌ ‌&‌ ‌Education‌ ‌Advocate‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌KU‌ ‌Medical‌ ‌School’s‌ ‌Dramatic‌ ‌Aids‌ ‌Education‌ ‌Project.‌
     Currently,‌ ‌Kathryn‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌acting‌ ‌and‌ ‌modeling‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ ‌15‌ ‌years,‌ ‌starring‌ ‌in‌ ‌countless‌ feature‌ ‌films,‌ television‌ ‌shows,‌ ‌commercials,‌ ‌and‌ ‌print‌ ‌ads.‌ ‌She‌ ‌has‌ ‌most‌ ‌recently‌ ‌been‌ ‌seen‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌TV‌ ‌shows‌ ‌Criminal‌ ‌Minds,‌ ‌Black-ISH,‌ ‌Grey’s‌ ‌Anatomy,‌ ‌Hawaii‌ ‌Five-0,‌ ‌Shameless,‌ ‌Better‌ ‌Things,‌ ‌Future‌ ‌Man,‌ ‌The‌ ‌Rookie,‌ ‌Fuller‌ ‌House‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌national‌ ‌commercial‌ ‌for‌ ‌Microsoft‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌national‌ ‌print‌ ‌ad‌ ‌for‌ ‌T-Mobile.‌ ‌She‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌featured‌ ‌in‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Enterprise‌ ‌and‌ ‌Savoy‌ ‌Magazines.‌ ‌She‌ ‌has‌ ‌also‌ ‌written‌ ‌and‌ produced‌ ‌independent‌ ‌projects‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌“Homeless‌ ‌Destiny,”‌ ‌“The‌ ‌Marriage‌ ‌Lottery,”‌ ‌“Kai”‌ ‌and‌ “Mouthpiece.”‌ ‌Kathryn’s‌ ‌upcoming‌ ‌project’s‌ ‌includes‌ ‌the‌ ‌play,‌ “Platinum‌ ‌Club,”‌ ‌web‌ ‌series‌ ‌“Taylor‌ ‌Made”‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌short‌ ‌film‌ ‌on‌ ‌Alzheimer’s‌ ‌disease‌ ‌entitled‌ ‌“Forget-Me-Knot.”‌  
     She‌ ‌is‌ ‌currently‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌national‌ ‌tour‌ ‌performing‌ ‌her‌ ‌award‌ ‌winning‌ ‌solo‌ ‌show‌ ‌“A‌ ‌Mile‌ ‌In‌ ‌My‌ Shoes.”‌ ‌In‌ ‌this‌ ‌poetic‌ ‌dramedy‌ ‌she‌ ‌portrays‌ ‌19‌ ‌characters‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌personal‌ ‌interviews‌ ‌and‌ ‌research‌ ‌with‌ ‌past‌ ‌and‌ ‌present‌ ‌members‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌homeless‌ ‌community‌ ‌and‌ ‌those‌ ‌who‌ ‌advocate‌ ‌for‌ ‌them.‌ ‌“A‌ ‌Mile‌ ‌In‌ ‌My‌ ‌Shoes”‌ ‌has‌ ‌won‌ ‌the‌ ‌Hollywood‌ ‌Fringe‌ ‌Festival‌ ‌Encore‌ ‌award,‌ ‌Atlanta‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Theatre‌ ‌Festival’s‌ ‌Best‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Fest‌ ‌Award‌ ‌-‌ ‌Best‌ ‌Actor‌ ‌and‌ ‌was‌ ‌nominated‌ ‌for‌ a‌ ‌2020‌ ‌NAACP‌ ‌Theatre‌ ‌Award‌ ‌for‌ ‌Best‌ ‌Solo‌ ‌Show‌ ‌-‌ ‌99‌ ‌seat‌ ‌theatre.‌ 
     Kathryn‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌member‌ ‌of‌ ‌“Toastmasters‌ ‌International”‌ ‌and‌ ‌uses‌ ‌her‌ ‌success‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌actress,‌ producer,‌ ‌writer‌ ‌and‌ ‌motivational‌ ‌speaker‌ ‌to‌ ‌fulfill‌ ‌her‌ ‌purpose‌ ‌of‌ ‌serving‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌“Life‌ ‌Educator.”‌ ‌She‌ ‌enjoys‌ ‌motivational‌ ‌speaking,‌ ‌particularly‌ ‌on‌ ‌issues‌ ‌dealing‌ ‌with‌ ‌female‌ ‌youth‌ ‌empowerment,‌ ‌marriage‌ ‌and‌ ‌family‌ ‌&‌ ‌living‌ ‌your‌ ‌best‌ ‌life.‌  
     Kathryn‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌humanitarian‌ ‌at‌ ‌heart,‌ ‌offering‌ ‌her‌ ‌time‌ ‌and‌ ‌energy‌ ‌to‌ ‌causes‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌Junior‌ Achievement,‌ ‌the‌ ‌City‌ ‌of‌ ‌Refuge‌ ‌Church‌ ‌Usher‌ ‌Board‌ ‌and‌ ‌Chrysalis,‌ ‌Inc.‌ ‌She‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌President‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌LA‌ ‌chapter‌ ‌of‌ ‌Mocha‌ ‌Moms,‌ ‌Inc,‌ ‌a‌ member‌ ‌of‌ ‌Delta‌ ‌Sigma‌ ‌Theta‌ ‌Sorority,‌ ‌Inc.,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Organization‌ ‌of‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Screenwriters.‌ ‌She‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌African‌ ‌American‌ ‌Miss‌ ‌Kansas‌ ‌USA,‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌former‌ ‌Navy‌ ‌Reservist‌ ‌who‌ ‌holds‌ ‌a‌ ‌brown‌ ‌belt‌ ‌in‌ ‌Kenpo‌ ‌Karate.‌ ‌She‌ ‌is‌ ‌proud‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌that‌ ‌she‌ ‌lives‌ ‌her‌ ‌life‌ ‌volunteering‌ ‌and‌ ‌being‌ ‌of‌ ‌service‌ ‌to‌ ‌others.‌ 
     Kathryn‌ ‌lives‌ ‌in‌ ‌Los‌ ‌Angeles,‌ ‌CA.‌ ‌with‌ ‌her‌ ‌husband‌ ‌Judge,‌ ‌J.‌ ‌Christopher‌ ‌Smith‌ ‌and‌ ‌their‌ ‌5‌ ‌year‌ ‌old‌ ‌daughter,‌ ‌Jacqueline‌ ‌and‌ ‌1‌ ‌year‌ ‌old‌ ‌son,‌ ‌Titan.‌ ‌Kathryn‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌lifetime‌ ‌member‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌prestigious‌ ‌Actors‌ ‌Studio‌ ‌–‌ ‌West,‌ ‌where‌ ‌she‌ ‌has‌ ‌studied‌ ‌acting‌ ‌for‌ ‌over‌ ‌13‌ ‌years.‌ 
 
“Service‌ ‌to‌ ‌others‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌rent‌ ‌you‌ ‌pay‌ ‌for‌ ‌your‌ ‌room‌ ‌here‌ ‌on‌ ‌earth.”‌ ‌–‌ ‌Muhammad‌ ‌Ali‌ 
  
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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

For additional info on my resume please visit my IMDB profile

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Laura Pallas
Pallas Management Group
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd Suite 209
Valley Village, CA 91607
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laura@pallasmanagementgroup.com

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JD SOBOL
Almond Talent
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
P. 323.934.5500
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