Born in Tallahassee, Florida, KJ Smith is considered to be one of the most engaging budding actresses of her time. She has earned popular acclaim for her roles as the antagonist in both Ava Duvernay and Oprah’s Queen Sugar and on Dynasty. Her role as Angela on The Fosters, a mother in rehab, was her opportunity to prove she can disappear into a role and mesmerize audiences. She is an enthusiastic supporter of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation as a nod to her father, Ernest J. Smith who was stricken with Cerebral Palsy his entire life. He passed last year. She attended Florida State University and Florida A&M University. It goes without saying that Smith’s strength, skill and character embody that of a world renown actress.