Carolyn Michelle Smith
Carolyn Michelle Smith was born in Washington, DC. First Generation Trinidadian-American.
Education: Fordham University at Lincoln Center (B.A), British-American Drama Academy's Midsummer at Oxford, and full-scholarship and graduate of The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center.
Broadway credits include "Romeo and Juliet" opposite Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, directed by David Leveaux. Off-Broadway: "Soldier X", (Ma-Yi Theatre Company, NYC), "Hit The Wall" (Barrow Street Theatre, NYC), "Serial. Black. Face" Workshop (Juilliard/Signature Theatre, NYC).
US Regional Theatre: World Premiere of "WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!" by Katori Hall (Williamstown Theatre Festival), "Rich Girl" by Victoria Stewart, (The Old Globe, San Diego), "Uncle Sam's..." Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, former company member of Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Princeton Rep.
Television: "Isabelle" in the much-anticipated pilot "Codes of Conduct" by Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (HBO), and the recurring role of "Willa Penton" for the Emmy Award-winning series "House of Cards" (Netflix).
Carolyn resides in Los Angeles and New York and guest lectures at USC, Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory, Juilliard and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory.