Kellita Smith (born May 29 1969) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Wanda McCullough on the sitcom, The Bernie Mac Show.
Smith was born in Chicago
. In 1972, Smith moved to Oakland
to live with her mom, after her parents divorced. In 1989
, Smith earned a degree in political science from the Santa Rosa Junior College
. After taking early jobs as a saleswoman and an administrative assistant, Smith enrolled in an acting workshop.
Smith has held recurring roles on CBS' Nash Bridges
, UPN's Malcolm & Eddie
, FOX Television's Martin
, the WB's Jamie Foxx Show
, Sister, Sister
and NYPD Blue
. She also guest starred on the sitcoms The Steve Harvey Show
and The Parkers
. She co-starred in Fox Searchlight's Kingdom Come
starring Whoopi Goldberg
, Miramax's The Crossing Guard
with Jack Nicholson
directed by Sean Penn and New Line Cinema's House Party 3
. She developed her acting talent by a chance-casting in the play, Tell It Like It Tiz
, which toured the U.S. for two years.
Other theatrical credits include the Los Angeles productions of No Place To Be Somebody at the K.C. Theatre Company, Feelings (The Hudson Theatre) for which she won an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress, and The Thirteenth Thorn (Complex Theatre) for which she was nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Actress.
Smith has appeared in magazines such as Savoy, People, TV Guide, Dysonna, Esquire, Black Men, Emmy, Fitness, Oil of Olay, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Jet, Today's Black Woman, Stuff, and Essence.
Awards & nominations