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KJ Smith: “Sistas” & “Dynasty” Actress | Know Her Better

aisha Published On Fri May 29 2020   Modified On Fri May 29 2020
KJ Smith: “Sistas” & “Dynasty” Actress | Know Her Better

Khaneshia 'KJ' Smith is an actress best known for her roles in 'Fuller House' as Producer, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' as Chelsea Parker, 'The Fix' as Charlie, 'Lethal Weapon' as Beth, and so on.

Smith was born in May 7, and has a star sign of Taurus. Her manager is Nathan Habben, who also heloed her to persuade her acting career after seeing her potential. 

Here are some more interesting facts about Smith:

Net Worth: $4 million

KJ Smith has amassed a whopping net worth of $4 million from her solo career as an actress. She has also signed a television series, TV movie, and movie for her upcoming projects like Skinny Dip (TV Series) as Karla Rolvaag, Fatal Affair as Deborah, Kevin Vs Josh (TV Movie) as Lisa, and The Available Wife as Nicole. 

One Sister: Lanetra Bennett

Smith is blessed with one sibling named Lanetra Bennett, who is a journalist in a television station named WCTV. She joined there in 2001, as an Associate Producer and became a Producer after working there for three years in 2004.  

Picture of KJ Smith sister Lanetra Bennett.
Picture of KJ Smith sister Lanetra Bennett.
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Started Her Career In 2009

Tischina from '#BlackAf' has been working in the glamorous industry since 2009, from a short drama 'Talent' as Waitress. Since then she has acted in more than fifty television series, short movies, movies, and TV short series. 

In her career, she has mostly appeared in multiple television series like 'The Fix' as Charlie, 'The Family Business' as Sasha Duncan, 'Family Time' as Melinda, 'Dynasty' as Kori Rucks, and many more. 

KJ Smith as Sasha Duncan in 'The Family Business'.
KJ Smith as Sasha Duncan in 'The Family Business'.
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Likewise, Smith has acted in five movies like 'Sex Absurd' as Whitney, 'Baker's Man' as Naomi, 'Throwback Holiday' as Kimberly Wiggins, 'A Madea Family Funeral' as Carol, and 'I Got the Hook Up 2' as Lieutenant Moore.

Wanted To Do A Corporate Job

Gabby from 'The inspectors' really never thought of being an actress from an early age, instead, she was set to pursue her career in a corporate job. She had planned her life as graduating from university, then joining a job, and climbing the corporate ladder until she gets a luxurious lifestyle. 

But things didn't go according to her as she was forced to take a job in retail and it was then she realized that it was not as glamorous as she expected. 

Went On Depression After her Father's Death

Smith's father Ernest J. Smith was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and his only dream was to see her daughter working in the corporate world. However, it was sadly not possible because she chose a different path career and by the time, he died in January 2017, but till then he had accepted her career path. 

A picture of KJ Smith.
A picture of KJ Smith.
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After her father's death, Smith went on depression, as she would beat her up because she didn't visit home for a long time due to her busy schedule. Smith also said she could never forgive herself for missing holidays and birthday with him. Because of her depression, she took a big break from her acting career but came back after some while with her renewed passion. 

Rejected For Several Times

Success doesn't come easily to you or it doesn't happen overnight several people struggle and do hard work for it. Well, the 'Dynasty' is also one of the hardworking people as to her Hollywood life didn't bless her easily. 

As we know she was not interested to become an actor and because of which Smith had a rough start in her career. She thought the industry life would be easy and she would soon become a star.

A picture of KJ Smith smiling.
A picture of KJ Smith smiling.
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To become an actor, she went through various auditions but was rejected by numerous casting directors, who even told her that acting is not made for her and she did not have what it takes to be an actress. Not only the directors, but her acting coach also didn't encourage her and told her she delivers more than what is in the scenes. Later all the rejections became her main motive to try harder and because of it, she has become one of the finest and successful actresses now.

Supports Various Foundations

Smith also supports various charities and foundations and is an enthusiasm towards supporting others. She helps to raise awareness and supports for Cerebral Palsy and Sickle Cell Anemia, as she has seen her close loved one battling with the diseases. Smith supports the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, for her father, Ernest J. Smith was also diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy his entire life. 

Body Measurement

The 'Lethal Weapon' stands 5 feet 4 inches tall (163 cm) while she has maintained her weights around 53 kg (116 lbs). She has curly brown hair with brown eyes. 

Education & Alma Mater

Born and raised in Florida, Smith enrolled at The Florida A & M University from where she graduated by studying Business Marketing. Not only in study, but Smith was also very active in sportsmanship as she participated in various school competitions, was a cheerleader, and a player of softball.

Social Media Presence

As for Smith's social media presence, she is active on Instagram and Twitter. She is active on Insta with the username 'kjsmithofficial' while has gained 198k followers and has 10.4k followers on Twitter with username 'kjsmithofficial'.

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