Who is Renée Felice Smith from “NCIS: Los Angeles”?
Born on the 16th of January 1985, in New York City, USA, Renée Felice Smith is a 33-year-old actress of Italian and Irish descent, probably best known for her current 190-episode appearance in the popular Shane Brennan TV series entitled “NCIS: Los Angeles”, aired for nine years at this point. Renée has been active in the sometimes lucrative acting business since 2008.
Early Life and Education
For the larger part of her childhood, Renée and her family stayed in Great South Bay in Patchogue, New York; consequently, she attended Patchogue-Medford High School in Long Island, and upon matriculation, enrolled at the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, from where she graduated with a double major in journalism and a minor in history. She also attended the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City. Nicknamed ‘Ray Ray’ by her friends at some point in her childhood, she is known to have an affection for dancing in her spare time. There isn’t much information regarding the size of her family, so any siblings remain a mystery.
Before she had any significant education, at the age of six she ‘starred’ in a Dannon yoghurt commercial, which put her on the screens of the nation. Her first important role came when she got to portray Astor in a play entitled “Wildflower”, off-Broadway at Second Stage’s McGinn-Cazale Theatre in Manhattan, NYC. She landed her first TV series role in “Viralcom” in 2008, then starred in her first TV film, as Dinah Thorpe in “The Wyoming Story” in 2010. Her first big hit was a year later, portraying Emma in Tony Kaye’s “Detachment” alongside Adrien Brody. After a few other minor roles in films, such as in “That Thing with the Cat”, “Nanny Cam”, “The Relationtrip” and “That Thing with the Cat!” chronologically, she finally got to star in the show that would make her popularity skyrocket. In 2010, Renée became better known to the public as Nell Jones in “NCIS: Los Angeles”. As the show is still ongoing, it remains to be seen where her career takes her next with her newfound popularity.
While the date on which Renée tied the knot is not known to the public, she and her husband Christopher Gabriel, an American filmmaker, have been together for nearly a decade. They aren’t just a couple, but also co-workers; for example, Renée and Christopher co-directed the film entitled “The Relationtrip”. As her Instagram feed is full of the couple’s pictures, it’s not hard to conclude that their relationship is as strong as ever, while any plans for children remain unannounced to the public. The two are also a common pair at events, meaning they don’t spend much public time separated either.
Awards and Nominations
Thanks to her successes in the world of film, Renée has enjoyed being nominated five times and won twice, firstly for the Neil Shipman Best Directors Award in 2013 for the movie she wrote and directed entitled “Young(ish)”, and the second one came in 2017, in the form of the Grand Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature Competition category for “The Relationtrip”, which she shared with her husband C.A. Gabriel.
As Renée is an actress, it’s often easy for the interested audience to miss the fact that she is also an author. In 2012, she began co-creating a children’s book series with her husband, entitled “Hugo’, after the couple’s French bulldog, who they can often be seen being affectionate with in their social media posts.
What is Renée Felice Smith’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Renée Felice Smith is, as of early 2018? According to various reputable sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Renée’s accumulated wealth is over $4 million, greatly aided by Renée’s accomplishments in the world of acting, especially in “NCIS: Los Angeles”. Considering the fact that the show is still ongoing and that she is yet to release a book, the value can be expected to increase.
Concerning Renée’s vital statistics, various sources suggest that they are 33-24-34, her height is 5 feet and 2 inches (1.56m), but her weight remains unknown thus far. Since the celebrity is also a tap dancer, it is known that her shoe size is 6.
— renee felice smith (@reneefsmith) April 3, 2016
Social Media Presence
As is the case with many active actors nowadays, Renée is likely to nourish a strong and close relationship with her fans on social media, which in turn contributes to the popularity of the films and shows she stars in, and thus her net worth. Her Facebook account currently enjoys 11,000 followers, while her Twitter account has over 91,000, and her Instagram account is currently followed by almost 130,000 fans.