|Roger Guenveur Smith|
|Date of Birth||Berkeley, California, U.S.|
|Origin||July 27, 1959|
Smith received an Obie Award for his signature solo performance in A Huey P. Newton Story on stage. In film, Smith has had a successful collaboration with Spike Lee on several works. He has appeared in films such as School Daze, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, Get On The Bus, Eve's Bayou, He Got Game, and Summer of Sam. During the 1990s he had a recurring role on A Different World and Homicide: Life on the Street. In addition to his performances in major studio productions, Smith continues to work in and support independent film projects. In 2003, Smith had a starring role in the Steven Soderbergh/George Clooney TV series K-Street on HBO. Also in 2003, Smith read in the HBO documentary, "Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives"; the film was based on interviews conducted by the WPA in the 1930s with then-surviving former African American slaves. He was also the voice of Bao-Dur in video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords. He portrayed a corrupt detective in the martial arts/crime film Fist of the Warrior alongside Ho-Sung Pak and Sherilyn Fenn. Smith starred with Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum in the film Deep Cover. He also played a villain in All About the Benjamins with Ice Cube. His latest major role was in the film American Gangster, in which he played the role of "Nate", Frank Lucas's army connection in Vietnam.