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Ebonie Smith

Personal information
Birth nameNegra Candalaria-Smith
Birth dateSeptember 16, 1978(age 38)
Place of birthPuerto Rico
Other namesEbony Smith
OccupationActress, model
Years active1984 2002

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Ebonie Smith (born September 16, 1978) is an American former child actress known for her role as Jessica Jefferson in the 1970s-1980s sitcom The Jeffersons from 1984 to 1985. She was sometimes credited as Ebony Smith. Smith also played character M'Lila on the television series Xena and portrayed a young La Toya Jackson on the television miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream. She is also known for playing Carrie Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon movies and had recurring roles on Webster and Family Matters.

Smith is the daughter of Michelle Smith and a police officer father. She is of African American and Dominican descent. She has a Fine Arts degree in Film Production and Chinese Language & Culture. Along with English and Spanish, she also speaks Mandarin Chinese.


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