Anna Deavere Smith - speakerbookingagency

Anna Deavere Smith Speaker & Booking Information

American Actor, Playwright, Professor and Pulitzer Prize Nominee

Category: Actors-Actresses, Professors, Directors, Screenwriters and Producers, Arts Culture Keynote Speakers, Top Black Keynote Speakers

Speaker’s Fee Range: Please Contact
Travels From: New York, NY

About Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith Biography

Anna Deavere Smith, an American virtuoso in acting, playwriting, and academia, has left an indelible mark across the realms of television, theater, and civic dialogue. Notably celebrated for her dynamic roles as Dr. Nancy McNally in "The West Wing," Gloria Akalitus in "Nurse Jackie," and Tina Krissman in "For the People," Smith's prowess extends far beyond her on-screen appearances. She stands as a beacon of creativity and insight, recognized with prestigious awards including The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and the designation as the Jefferson Lecturer by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Smith's theatrical contributions are nothing short of groundbreaking, earning her a Pulitzer Prize nomination for "Fires in the Mirror" and dual Tony nominations for "Twilight." These plays not only showcased her exceptional talent as a dramatist and performer but also won her acclaim with awards for Outstanding Solo Performance and a Theatre World Award. Her innovative approach to dramaturgy, characterized by a deep commitment to social issues and dialogue, earned her the revered MacArthur Fellowship among other notable recognitions, solidifying her status as a luminary in the arts.


Beyond her celebrated career, Smith's influence permeates through her role as the founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at New York University, fostering a bridge between art and societal discourse. Her receipt of the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences attests to her profound impact on American culture and her relentless pursuit of exploring the American character through her myriad works. Anna Deavere Smith's legacy is one of relentless inquiry, unmatched creativity, and an unwavering commitment to illuminating the complexities of human nature.

Book Anna Deavere Smith Now!

As a renowned expert and highly sought-after speaker, Anna Deavere Smith's expertise is in high demand. To book Anna Deavere Smith for your next event, conference, or workshop, please contact our speaker booking agency. Our experienced team will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and help secure Anna Deavere Smith's participation. With our professional guidance and seamless booking process, you can ensure a memorable and impactful experience for your audience. Don't miss the opportunity to engage your audience with Anna Deavere Smith's compelling insights and inspire positive change within your organization. Fill out the booking request form to take the first step in securing Anna Deavere Smith for your next speaking engagement.

Interested in booking Anna Deavere Smith for a virtual meeting?

Contact SpeakerBookingAgency today at 1-888-752-5831 to book Anna Deavere Smith for a virtual event, virtual meeting, virtual appearance, virtual keynote speaking engagement, webinar, video conference, or Zoom meeting. Our experienced booking agents at SpeakerBookingAgency are dedicated to securing the best price and availability for Anna Deavere Smith and a wide range of esteemed speakers.

Book Anna Deavere Smith for your Virtual Meeting

SpeakerBookingAgency is a leading platform for booking exceptional speakers across various industries. Since 1999, we have built strong relationships with top speakers, agents, publicists, and managers. Our expertise extends beyond sports, catering to all types of companies and event planners seeking renowned speakers like Anna Deavere Smith for their virtual engagements.

Request Information

Golden star with lines on both end

This inquiry is for PAID corporate appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements only. Due to the volume of emails and calls, we cannot respond to inquiries related to autograph requests, donations, non-paying charity events or personal messages to Speaker. We look forward to making your next event a success.