Oct. 12th, 1981
Dallas, Texas, USA
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Smith is a native of Allen, Texas. He studied at the Quad C Theatre program at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas. After he studied one year at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Smith then moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School Drama Division's four-year acting program (Group 36: 2003–2007), where one of his classmates was Nicole Beharie. Smith graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
In 2005, he portrayed Trey, a gay man facing intolerance from the son of a fundamentalist preacher, in Hate Crime, an independent film that featured at multiple gay and lesbian film festivals around the United States. Smith also portrayed roles in two more independent films, Red Hook and The War Boys. In 2008, he appeared on Broadway in the play Come Back, Little Sheba as the character Turk. Smith was cast as Lieutenant Matthew Scott, a lead role in the 2009 Stargate television series, Stargate Universe, until its cancellation in 2010.
Most recently he recurred on CW’s Gossip Girl and starred in the SyFy original film Red Faction: Origins. In April 2012 he began his run as Andrei in the hit Broadway show, The Columnist, which ended in July 2012. His next projects include the mini-series Coma from producer Tony Scott and Warehouse 13 for SyFy. He has also guest-starred on the Emmy Award-winning series, Law & Order. As of September 2013, he is starring in a much-praised production on Broadway of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.
- He studied at the acclaimed Quad C Theatre program at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.
- Graduate of the four-year Acting program at The Juilliard School Drama Division in New York City.