EXCLUSIVE: A multi-hyphenate and Empire alum is returning to work with on his Netflix untitled exorcism thriller.
Ebony, the mother of an Indiana family whose children supposedly became demonically possessed in a fictional story, will play Asia, Ebony's best friend.
Daniels' new horror film, which Netflix was dubbed a $65 million bid, is a picture of a Oscar winner, an Oscar nominee, and a recent King Richard Oscar nominee.
Through 31 episodes, Smith was mentored by Lee and played the role of Carol Hardaway on Fox's Empire. She also directed two episodes of Daniels' co-created Fox drama star.
Smith is a writer and producer. She recently directed the fifth episode of Peacock's Bel Air, and she executive produced three episodes of the 50 Cent the Starz series BMF, which she also directed three seasons on, including the premiere and finale. BMF follows two brothers who fled southwest Detroit in the late 1980's and gave birth to one of the country's most powerful crime families.
Smith is the host and narrative of the BET Original, which depicts strippers from all over the country, and features a real-life photo of their respective lifestyle.
Other TV shows Smith has directed include Big Sky, 9-1-1, Black Lightning, Tales, and TV One's When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, which includes a recording artist and actress, Lil Mama.
Smith's feature credits include "Why Did I Get Married" and "Why Did I Get Married," as well as Angela in Tyler Perry's OWN series For Better or Worse. That part earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
Other feature credits include Jumping the Broom, Couples Retreat, The Whole Ten Yards, and Dolemite Is My Name.
Through her Tasha Smith Actors Workshop (TSAW), Smith cultivates and mentors new talents.
Darrell Miller is represented by Fox Rothschild, Verve, and Marsh Entertainment.