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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

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Season 2, Episode 3: Our American Storytellers

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress and playwright. Smith is said to have created a new form of theater. Prizes include the National Humanities Medal presented by President Obama, a MacArthur fellowship, two Tony nominations, and two Obie awards. She has created over 15 one-person shows based on hundreds of interviews. Her plays include Fires in the Mirror, Twilight: Los Angeles, and Let Me Down Easy. In film and television, you have seen her in Nurse Jackie, The West Wing, and Rachel Getting Married. Books include Letters to a Young Artist and Talk to Me: Listening Between the Lines. Smith is director of Anna Deavere Smith Works at the Aspen Institute – a place for artistic excellence and social change, dedicated to artists whose work shines a light on complex social issues. She is University Professor at New York University.

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Finding Your Roots Season Six

Discover the surprising ancestral stories of 27 fascinating guests, including Jeffrey Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Melissa McCarthy, Sterling K. Brown, Jordan Peele, Nancy Pelosi, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, Queen Latifah, Jon Batiste, Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Jeff Goldblum, Anjelica Huston, Isabella Rossellini, Terry Gross, Eric Stonestreet and more in season six of Finding Your Roots.

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