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Anna Deaver Smith is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 18 september 1950 at Baltimore (USA)

Anna Deaver Smith

Anna Deaver Smith
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Nationality USA
Birth 18 september 1950 (69 years) at Baltimore (USA)
Awards MacArthur Fellows Program

Anna Deavere Smith (born September 18, 1950) is an American actress, playwright, and professor. She is currently the artist-in-residence at the Center for American Progress. Smith is widely known for her roles as National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing (2000–06), and as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009–15). She is a recipient of The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2013), one of the richest prizes in the American arts, with a remuneration of $300,000, and was named the Jefferson Lecturer for 2015.

Best films

Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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Filmography of Anna Deaver Smith (12 films)

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Actress

Rachel Getting Married, 1h53
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about marriage
Actors Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Anna Deaver Smith, Tunde Adebimpe, Debra Winger
Roles Carol
Rating66% 3.3482253.3482253.3482253.3482253.348225
Kym (Anne Hathaway) is released from drug rehab for a few days so she can go home to attend the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt). At home, the atmosphere is strained between Kym and her family members as they struggle to reconcile themselves with her past and present. Kym's father (Bill Irwin) shows intense concern for her well-being and whereabouts, which Kym interprets as mistrust. She also resents her sister's choice of her best friend Emma (Anisa George), rather than Kym, to be her maid of honor. Rachel, for her part, resents the attention her sister's drug addiction is drawing away from her wedding, a resentment that comes to a head at the rehearsal dinner, where Kym, amid toasts from friends and family, takes the microphone to offer an apology for her past actions, as part of her twelve-step program.
The Kingdom, 1h50
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Jamie Foxx, Ashraf Barhom, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Kyle Chandler
Roles Maricella Canavesio
Rating69% 3.4984853.4984853.4984853.4984853.498485
During a softball game at an American oil company housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, al-Qaeda terrorists set off a bomb, killing Americans and Saudis. While one team hijacks a car and shoots residents, a suicide bomber blows himself up, killing everyone near him. Sergeant Haytham (Ali Suliman) of the Saudi State Police kills several of the terrorists. The FBI Legal Attaché in Saudi Arabia, Special Agent Fran Manner (Kyle Chandler), calls his US colleague, Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx), to advise him about the attack. Manner is discussing the situation with DSS Regional Security Officer Special Agent Rex Bura when an ambulance full of explosives is detonated killing Manner, Bura and many others.
Life Support
Directed by Nelson George
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, Raw Leiba, Evan Ross, Anna Deaver Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross
Roles Lucille
Rating69% 3.494493.494493.494493.494493.49449
Ana Wallace (Queen Latifah) was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago. She got the virus from shooting cocaine with her boyfriend, Slick (Wendell Pierce). Slick had the virus first but did not tell Ana he had it. Ana is devoted to her work at Life Support, an AIDS outreach group, but she struggles to repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, whom she lost custody of 11 years ago due to her drug addiction.
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf (2005)
, 1h30
Directed by Jeff Wadlow
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Julian Morris, Jon Bon Jovi, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Kristy Wu, Sandra McCoy
Roles Headmaster Tinsley
Rating57% 2.8991652.8991652.8991652.8991652.899165
Owen Matthews arrives at Westlake Preparatory Academy. That night Owen's roommate, Tom, tells him they are sneaking out. A group of students consisting of Graham, Mercedes, Lewis, Randall, Regina, Tom, Dodger and Owen play a game called Cry Wolf, where someone is marked as a "wolf" and the group tries to figure out who it is.
Rent
Rent (2005)
, 2h15
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel
Roles Mrs. Jefferson
Rating68% 3.449863.449863.449863.449863.44986
On Christmas Eve, 1989, aspiring filmmaker Mark Cohen, and his roommate, Roger Davis, learn that the rent previously waived by their former friend and landlord, Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III, is due. At the same time, their former roommate Tom Collins shows up and gets mugged in an alleyway. Meanwhile, Mark and Roger meet with Benny, who tells them he plans to evict the homeless from the nearby lot and build a cyber studio in its place. He offers them free rent if they can get Maureen, Mark's ex-girlfriend, to cancel her protest against his plans, but they refuse.
The Manchurian Candidate, 2h10
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Vera Farmiga
Roles Political pundit
Rating65% 3.299193.299193.299193.299193.29919
Major Bennett "Ben" Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who begins to doubt what is commonly known about his famous U.S. Army unit. During the Gulf War, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) supposedly rescued all but two members in his unit, of which Marco was the commanding officer. Shaw became a war hero and was awarded the Medal of Honor, launching his political career.
The Human Stain, 1h46
Directed by Robert Benton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Jacinda Barrett, Wentworth Miller
Roles Mrs. Silk
Rating61% 3.0992453.0992453.0992453.0992453.099245
In the late 1990s, writer Nathan Zuckerman (Gary Sinise) has settled in a lakeside New England cabin following his second divorce and a battle with prostate cancer. His quiet life is interrupted by Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins), a former dean and professor of classics at local Athena College, who was forced to resign after being accused of making a racist remark in class. Coleman's wife died suddenly following the scandal, and he wants to avenge his loss of career and companion by writing a book about the events with Nathan's assistance.
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1h16
Directed by Marc Levin
Origin USA
Themes Documentary films about cities, Films based on plays
Actors Anna Deaver Smith

In this film adaptation of the Broadway play, Twilight: Los Angeles Anna Deavere Smith performs her one-woman show portraying various real life people involved in the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial verdict riots in Los Angeles.
The American President, 1h54
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss, Anna Deaver Smith
Roles Robin McCall
Rating67% 3.399193.399193.399193.399193.39919
Popular Democratic President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is preparing to run for re-election. The President and his staff, led by Chief of Staff and best friend A.J. MacInerney (Martin Sheen), attempt to consolidate the administration's 63% approval rating by passing a moderate crime control bill. However, support for the bill in both parties is tepid: conservatives do not want it, and liberals think it is too weak. If it passes, however, Shepherd's re-election is presumed by his staff to be a shoo-in, and Shepherd resolves to announce the bill, and the Congressional support to pass it, by the State of the Union.
Philadelphia, 2h5
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward
Roles Anthea Burton
Rating76% 3.849933.849933.849933.849933.84993
Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is a Senior Associate at the largest corporate law firm in Philadelphia. Beckett hides his homosexuality and his status as an AIDS patient from the other members of the law firm. On the day Beckett is assigned the firm's newest and most important case, a partner in the firm notices a lesion on Beckett's forehead. Although Beckett attributes the lesion to a racquetball injury, it is actually due to Kaposi's Sarcoma, a form of cancer marked by multiple tumors on the lymph nodes and skin.
Dave
Dave (1993)
, 1h50
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Ving Rhames, Kevin Dunn, Ben Kingsley
Roles Mrs. Travis
Rating67% 3.3987253.3987253.3987253.3987253.398725
Dave Kovic (Kline) runs a temporary employment agency in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and has a side job impersonating President Bill Mitchell (Kline). He is requested by Secret Service agent Duane Stevensen (Rhames) to make an appearance as the President at a hotel. Dave assumes it is a matter of security, but it is really to cover up Mitchell's extramarital affair with a White House staffer (Laura Linney).

Scriptwriter

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1h16
Directed by Marc Levin
Origin USA
Themes Documentary films about cities, Films based on plays
Actors Anna Deaver Smith

In this film adaptation of the Broadway play, Twilight: Los Angeles Anna Deavere Smith performs her one-woman show portraying various real life people involved in the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial verdict riots in Los Angeles.