Anna Deavere Smith
Born: September 9, 1950
Nationality: United States of America
Occupation: screenwriter,actor,writer,playwright,university teacher,stage actor,television actor,film actor
Biography: Anna Deavere Smith (born September 18, 1950) is an American actress, playwright, and professor. She is 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 currently plays the role of Tina Krissman on the ABC show For the People.