In the Essence December cover story “Diary Of A Happy Black Woman,” the 40-year-old star opens up about her faith, finding love and her life-changing friendship with director Tyler Perry.
Famous for her sassy role as Angela in the movie “Why Did I Get Married?,” Smith has distinguished herself as talented actress with serious box office moneymaker. Plus, she’s a happily married black woman (take that statistics)!
So it’s hard to believe that Smith’s life wasn’t always so glamourous.
The New Jersey native was once homeless, worked as a bartender at a strip club at 14-years-old and struggled with drug addiction. CLICK HERE to read more.