Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth

Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Roger Guenveur Smith net worth is
$1 Million

Roger Guenveur Smith Wiki Biography

Roger Guenveur Smith was born on 27th July 1955, in Berkeley, California USA, and is an actor, film maker and writer, the winner of an Obie Award for starring in the play “A Huey P. Newton Story” which was also written by Smith himself. Later, it was adapted into a film of the same name by Spike Lee. Roger Guenveur has been active in the entertainment industry since 1988.

How much is the net worth of Roger Guenveur? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his net worth is as much as $1 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Films and television are the main sources of Guenveur’s modest fortune.

Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth $1 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Berkeley, California, and educated at Loyola High school.

Concerning his professional career, Smith began acting in a private school, reading the first fifteen pages of the work “Tom Sawyer’s Adventures” by Mark Twain for a speech contest, continuing to high school and college. Smith studied at Los Angeles College Los Angeles, and at Yale University in New Haven where he got his doctorate in American Studies. He was admitted after having an audition for the Yale Drama School. Among his companions were future actors Angela Bassett and John Turturro.

As previously mentioned, Smith received an Obie Award for his performance in “A Huey P. Newton Story”, and then collaborated with Spike Lee in several works. He appeared in movies such as the comedy drama films “School Daze” (1988) and “Do the Right Thing” (1989), the epic biographical drama film “Malcolm X” (1992), as well as the drama film “Get on the Bus” (1996) all the films written, produced and directed by Spike Lee. In addition, the actor participated in other films such as the sports drama film “He Got Game” (1998) and the crime thriller film “Summer of Sam” (1999) which were also directed, written and produced by Spike Lee.

In addition to the above mentioned performances, Smith worked on independent films including “King of New York” (1990) by Abel Ferrara, “Deep Cover” (1992) by Bill Duke and “Final Destination” (2000) by James Wong. He was in the main cast alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield and Debbi Morgan in the drama film “Eve’s Bayou” in 1997, and starred with Ice Cube in the Kevin Bray film “All About the Benjamins” (2002). The actor was seen in the biographical crime film “American Gansgster” (2007) directed by Ridley Scott, which grossed $266.5 million at the box office as well as collecting a number of awards. Recently, he appeared in the drama film “The Birth of a Nation” (2016) by Nate Parker.

Moreover, the actor starred in the television series “K-Street” (2003), and has participated in several television films and been dubbed Bao-Dur, a character seen in the Star Wars video game: “Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords”.

Finally, in the personal life of Roger Guenveur Smith, he is divorced from Carolina Smith, with whom he has a son. He has three children with his partner LaTania Kirkland.

Full NameRoger Guenveur Smith
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 27, 1959
Place Of BirthBerkeley, California, USA
Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Writer
EducationLoyola high school in Los Angeles, Occidental College (American Studies) in Los Angeles, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Drama School, Keskidee Arts Centre in London, England
SpouseCarolina Smith (divorced)
ChildrenZora Pearl (born 2015), Zollie, Cy
ParentsHelen Guenveur, Sherman Smith
PartnerLeTania Kirkland
AwardsObie Award for Special Citations (1997), Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production (1997)
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
MoviesMalcolm X (1992), Get on the Bus (1996), He Got Game (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), Shade (2003), God's Waiting List (2006), Confessions of a Call Girl (2006), American Gangster (2007)
TV ShowsEagleheart (2011), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), K Street (2003), All My Children (1997-1998), A Different World (1990)
1Often won't blink when he talks
1In Detroit, Michigan producing Extra Film Productions' Joy Road (2004), with actors N'Bushe Wright, Wood Harris, Sam Logan Khaleghi, D.B. Dickerson and 'Krishna Dave'. [October 2002]
2Portrayed the character, "Charles Blocker", in Extra Film Production's Joy Road (2004).
3Grew up and resides in Los Angeles. After studying for a doctorate in American studies, he attended Yale Drama School.


Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks2017post-productionPaul Sydney
Exhortation2017Short post-productionTodd Birnie
No More Mr Nice Guy2017post-productionEl Gato
The Choir Director2017post-productionTrustee Jonathan Smith
The Clapper2017post-productionDr. Rogers B. Hay
The Other Side2017/IIpost-productionMartin
The Queen of Hollywood Blvd2017post-productionDuke
Why Lie? Beer, Woman, Chicken Wings2016Dubs Miguel
Dirty2016/IDetective Berg
The Birth of a Nation2016Isaiah
Chi-Raq2015Red, White, and Blue Insurance Salesman
But Not for Me2015Raymond Little
Dutch Book2015Cornelius Parks
Dope2015Austin Jacoby
They Die by Dawn2013Jourdon Anderson
Water & Power2013Turnvill
Empire State2013Agent Marichal
In the Hive2012Paris
In Sickness and in Health2012TV MovieCalvin
Syndicate2012Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Lost Revolution2011Cesar
The Whole Truth2011TV Series
Abduction2011/IMr. Miles
Eagleheart2011TV SeriesVargas
The Son of No One2011Hanky
Better Mus' Come2010Prime Minister
Page 362010ShortAvoe Vullaley
Salvation Road2010/IShortThe Man
Mooz-Lum2010Hassan Mahdi
Napoleonic2010ShortJames Kingston
Caller ID2010Blake
The Rothstein Diamond2009Walter
Applause for Miss E2009TV MovieBuddy
Kings2009TV SeriesBelial
Fighting2009Jack Dancing
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008TV SeriesSac Federici
Cover2007Kevin Wilson
American Gangster2007Nate
The Take2007Dr. Phineas
I Believe in America2007Cesar
Fist of the Warrior2007Det. Craig Barnes
Confessions2006/IFather Jeffrey
Mercenary for Justice2006VideoAnthony Chapel
Fatwa2006Samir Al-Faied
God's Waiting List2006Solomon Corbin
Third Watch2005TV SeriesOff. Ty Davis Sr.
Joy Road2004Charles Blocker
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords2004Video GameBao-Dur (voice)
K Street2003TV SeriesFrancisco Dupré
Shade2003Marlo (as Roger G. Smith)
The Guardian2002TV SeriesReginald Harris
All About the Benjamins2002Julian Ramose
The Warden2001TV MovieNapoliano
Hamlet2000/IITV MovieLaertes
City of Angels2000TV SeriesTerry Pennington
Final Destination2000Agent Schreck
Incognito1999TV MovieQuinn Mathis
Summer of Sam1999Detective Curt Atwater
The Color of Courage1998TV MovieMac McGhee
He Got Game1998Big Time Willie
All My Children1997-1998TV SeriesMiles Christopher
Eve's Bayou1997Lenny Mereaux
Oz1997TV SeriesHuseni Mershah
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesForbes
Get on the Bus1996Gary
Tales from the Hood1995Rhodie
The O.J. Simpson Story1995TV MovieProfessor Ford (as Roger Smith)
Poetic Justice1993Heywood
Malcolm X1992Rudy
Deep Cover1992Eddie
Murphy Brown1991TV SeriesMan in Gallery
A Different World1990TV SeriesProf. Howard Randolph
King of New York1990Tanner (as Roger Smith)
Do the Right Thing1989Smiley
School Daze1988Yoda (as Roger Smith)


A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentary play


A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentary performer: "Tighten Up", "Juicy", "Where is the Love"


Real Husbands of Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Where Is Rocky II?2016DocumentaryMuseum Director (segment: "Monument One")
Tavis Smiley2016TV SeriesHimself
Absolutely Jason Stuart2015TV SeriesHimself
Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster'2008Video documentaryHimself
Making 'Mercenary for Justice'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze'2005Video documentary shortHimself
College Daze2005Video documentary shortHimself
Making a Mark2005Video documentary shortHimself
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives2003DocumentaryReader
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Independent View2002TV Series documentaryHimself
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentaryHuey P. Newton

Won Awards

2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best ActorA Huey P. Newton Story (2001)

Nominated Awards

2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actor, Network/Cable TelevisionJustice (2004)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialA Huey P. Newton Story (2001)

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1 thought on “Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth”

  1. None of these outrageous salaries are deserved. I would propose all multi millionaires in show biz, sports and other occupations be tapped for 10% or $1million and paid towards the national debt, just for the privilege they’ve been given for living and working in America…I think that’s the least they could do. Each actor makes 1 movie and become instant millionaires, look at the sports figures!! The CEO’s of companies…..all these people probably wouldn’t have made it in any other country in the world….so the land of “opportunities” provides them the riches….now give back to the national debt.

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