• Kellita Smith is an actress, comedian, and model from Chicago, Illinois.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $500,000.
• She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and pursued a degree in modelling and acting.
• She is known for her role in “The Bernie Mac Show” and has appeared in numerous other television series and films.
• She is active on Instagram and Twitter, and connects with fans by showcasing pictures of her work and day to day endeavors.

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Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1969

Who is Kellita Smith?

Kellita Smith was born on 15 January 1969, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a comedian, model and actress, probably best known for her role in “The Bernie Mac Show”, in which she played Bernie Mac’s wife, Wanda McCullough. She stayed with the show for its entire run from 2001 to 2006.

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The Wealth of Kellita Smith

How rich is Kellita Smith? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career in acting, having also appeared in numerous other television series and films. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

While there isn’t a lot of information available about Kellita’s childhood, it is known that her family moved to Oakland, California where she would grow up, and would attend Santa Rosa Junior College, and completed an associated degree in political science. After completing her degree, she then pursued a degree in modelling and acting. She initially worked as a model before finding work in various theatrical productions.

One of her first theatrical projects was a production of “Tell It Like It Tiz”, after which she was cast in more theatre projects, including in the Los Angeles production of “No Place To Be Somebody”, a play is written by Charles Gordone and the first to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; her performance in the play earned her an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1996. She also had another NAACP Theatre Award nomination for her performance in “The Thirteenth Thorn”, and then another for “One Woman Two Lives”, which was premiered at the Imagined Life Theater.

Television Work

While doing theatrical work, Smith also made her television debut, in an episode of “In Living Color” in 1993. Soon, she would start making guest appearances in numerous popular television shows, including “The Parkers”, “3rd Rock from the Sun”, “NYPD Blue”, “Living Single”, and “Moesha”. She was also cast in recurring roles in other shows, such as “Martin” which was one of the highest rated sitcoms of Fox during the 1990s. She was also a part of “The Jamie Foxx Show” which was not a major success, but helped launch Foxx’s acting career. Other shows Smith was a part of included “Sister, Sister”, and “Malcolm & Eddie”.

In 2001, Smith began appearing in the sitcom “The Bernie Mac Show”, actually cast opposite Bernie Mac. The sitcom featured comic actor Bernie Mac as he tried to raise his sister’s three kids, with his own wife. In the show, Smith played the role of Bernie’s wife Wanda and the show would go on to run for five seasons from 2001 to 2006. Thanks to her performances, she was nominated four times for an NAACP Image Award. While doing the show, she also had other projects, including “Hair Show”, in which she starred alongside Mo’Nique.

After the Bernie Mac Show

After her run with the Bernie Mac sitcom, Kellita would continue finding on-screen acting roles, appearing in “King’s Ransom”, “Fair Game”, “Three Can Play That Game” and “Roll Bounce”.  She took a brief break from acting, returning in 2012 in the syndicated sitcom “The First Family”, in which she played the role of First Lady Katherine Johnson actually the first sitcom to air in first-run syndication since “Malibu, CA”. She was also cast as Roberta Warren in the post apocalyptic series entitled “Z Nation”, which is set three years into a zombie apocalypse, caused by a virus which has killed most humans.

She also appeared in 2015’s “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”, and a few of her latest projects include guest appearances in “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. She has also played Detective Anderson in “The Man in 3B”, which is a mystery thriller based on a novel of the same name.

Personal Life and Social Media

Smith’s romantic relationships have been kept out of the media spotlight, and there have not been any known relationships from her that have been made public – according to various sources, she is still single. She also mentioned that she suffered once from emotional eating, and gained some weight which made it difficult for her at public events, and she had to start a low-carb diet in order to drop her weight. She also mentions that “The Bernie Mac Show” was one of her most memorable acting projects.

Similar to numerous actors and people in the entertainment industry, she is active online through having profiles on a few of the major social media websites. , with accounts on Instagram and Twitter, on which she promotes some of her most recent projects. She also connects to her fans, by showcasing a few pictures of her in work, and in some of her day to day endeavors.

General Info

Full NameKellita Smith
Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1969
ProfessionTelevision producer, Comedian, Actor, Model
EducationSanta Rosa Junior College


ParentsHoney Smith
SiblingsEric Smith


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesKing's Ransom, Roll Bounce, The Crossing Guard, Feel the Noise, Hair Show, Kingdom Come, The Man in 3B, She's Not Our Sister, Three Can Play That Game, Fair Game, Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Q: The Movie, Retiring Tatiana, Conspiracy X
TV ShowsThe First Family, The Bernie Mac Show

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The Choir Director2017post-productionAnita Emerson
Z Nation2014-2017TV SeriesLt. Roberta Warren Warren
The Preacher's Son2017Anita Emerson
In the Cut2016TV SeriesCheryl
The Secret She Kept2016TV MovieVirginia
The Man in 3B2015Det. Anderson
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieSergeant Roberta Warren
A Deadly Adoption2015TV MovieOfficer Mason
The First Family2012-2015TV SeriesFirst Lady Katherine Johnson
Imperial Dreams2014Tanya
Kimmie's Kitchen2013TV Series 2013 as Kelita Smith
The Love Section2013Pat Darden
Sistaah Friend2012Video shortSuper Shero of Truth
Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation2012Madame L
She's Still Not Our Sister2011TV SeriesVivian (2011)
She's Not Our Sister2011TV MovieVivian
From Cape Town with Love2010Video shortMarsha
Conspiracy X2010Justice Jackie Woods
Feel the Noise2007Tanya
Three Can Play That Game2007Carla
The Bernie Mac Show2001-2006TV SeriesWanda McCullough
Roll Bounce2005Vivian
King's Ransom2005Renee King
Fair Game2005Cheryl
Hair Show2004Angela
NYPD Blue2001TV SeriesMrs. Childs
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesRegina Adams
Kingdom Come2001Bernice Talbert
Masquerade2000TV MovieMonica
Retiring Tatiana2000CeCe
For Your Love2000TV SeriesSophia
Q: The Movie1999Mo Mo (as Kelita Smith)
The Parkers1999TV SeriesValerie Maxwell
The Steve Harvey Show1999TV SeriesAva Whitley
The Jamie Foxx Show1997-1999TV SeriesCherise
The Parent 'Hood1997TV SeriesSheila
Malcolm & Eddie1997TV SeriesDanielle
High Incident1997TV Series
Moesha1996TV SeriesMelba
Dangerous Minds1996TV SeriesDominique
The Wayans Bros.1996TV SeriesClaire
Sister, Sister1995TV SeriesTonya
The Crossing Guard1995Tanya
Martin1994-1995TV SeriesTracy
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1994TV SeriesJaclyn
House Party 31994Girl in Yellow & Black Dress at Ras Posse Show (uncredited)
Living Single1993TV SeriesSusan
In Living Color1993TV Series


The First Family2012TV Series performer - 1 episode


37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The 6th Annual Family Television Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHerself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hell's Kitchen2017TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
Apollo Night LA2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Host
The Real2016TV SeriesHerself
The 1st Annual Carney Awards2015Herself - Presenter
Unsung Hollywood2015TV Series documentaryHerself
4TH NAFCA: African Oscar2014TV MovieHerself - Presenter
According to Him + Her2014TV SeriesHerself
Kimmie's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHerself
Life After2012TV SeriesHerself
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHerself (2016)
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac2011DocumentaryHerself
15 Unforgettable Hollywood Tragedies2009TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Kelita Smith)
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHerself
Baisden After Dark2007TV SeriesHerself
14th Annual Inner City Destiny Awards2006VideoHerself - Honoree

Archive Footage

The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHerself


Nominated Awards

2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe First Family (2012)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bernie Mac Show (2001)
2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bernie Mac Show (2001)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bernie Mac Show (2001)
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bernie Mac Show (2001)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bernie Mac Show (2001)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bernie Mac Show (2001)

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