Renée Felice Smith is an American actress who has only appeared in a handful of movies but has been able to establish herself as a very talented person on screen. Apart from her acting work, she is also a writer, executive producer, and director.
As an actress, Renée Felice Smith is known for playing the role of Nell Jones in NCIS: Los Angeles, an American action television series. She also starred in The Relationtrip, a comedy movie for which she got nominated for several awards.
Renée Felice Smith – Biography
Renée Felice Smith was born on the 16th of January 1985 in the city of New York, USA. Though an American woman, she is reported to also have Italian/Irish roots.
Information gathered from her Instagram page has shown that Renée’s mother is called Karen Felice Smith, however, her father’s name still remains elusive. The actress is very fond of her mother and has posted the older woman’s photos severally on Instagram, showering her with kind words which expresses her fondness for her.
The actress has a sister with whom she spent her growing-up days in New York. Her sister is called Monika Felice Smith and is very close to the actress. On Mothers’ Day 2019, Renée shared a happy photo of herself and her sister together as kids and explained that their days as children were filled with very sweet memories.
Details about the school where Renée Felice Smith had her elementary education is not known. However, we know that she attended the Patchogue-Medford High School, a public school on Long Island, New York. She later went on to attend New York University where she double majored in Journalism and minored in History. She also had some training at Stonestreet Studios Conservatory, a film production company in New York City. She then attended the Lee Strasberg Institute to hone her acting skills some more. She has since gone on to make a name for herself with impressive performances on TV shows and feature movies.
Renée Felice Smith began appearing on TV when she was still a very little girl. According to several sources, she was just six years old when she landed her first acting job which was a national television commercial for Dannon yogurt. When she started attending school, she featured in her school’s stage plays and put up impressive performances which caught many people’s attention. In fact, while in high school, she was voted as ‘Most Likely to Win an Oscar’.
The actress started her professional career in the theatre. Sources have revealed that she made her debut taking part in a play called Wildflower at the Second Stage Theater in Manhattan, New York City. She then appeared in many other theatre productions before finally branching off to TV.
Renée made her debut on a TV series in 2008 after she was cast as an Auditioner in Viralcom. In 2010, she got her big break when she was cast as Nell Jones in NCIS: Los Angeles, an action television series. Her performance was hailed by fans and critics as the role launched her to more visibility around the US as an actress. That same year in 2010, she appeared as Dinah Thorpe in The Wyoming Story, a TV Movie.
In 2011, she featured in Detachment as Missy. The actress was then cast in That Thing With The Cat, a comedy movie in which she played Emma, in 2014. The same year, she appeared in Code Academy, a short film and Nanny Cam, a drama mystery movie.
In 2017, Renée portrayed Beck in The Relationtrip, a comedy movie which she also wrote, directed and executive produced. Her work on The Relationtrip was so impressive that it earned her a Dallas International Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature Competition.
The actress has raked in some money for herself over the years with her work on TV and feature films. At the moment, her net worth has been pegged at $3 million by several sources.
Renée Felice Smith’s Husband
Many people have asked if, at the moment, Renée is a married woman or not. This is mostly because she is often seen flaunting her significant other on her Instagram page. As a result, fans have often wondered if the couple are married.
Well, it turns out that the actress is yet to get married. The man she keeps flaunting on her Instagram page is her boyfriend, Christopher Gabriel, a filmmaker. The couple have been together and in love for a while. According to some sources, they have known each other since they were in grade school.
There is no information on whether or not the couple are planning to tie the knot as husband and wife any time soon. What is important, however, is the fact that they are very much in love with each other and are happy.
Is She Pregnant?
There have been rumors that Renée Felice Smith is pregnant with a child. The rumors began to spread when the actress was spotted with what appeared to be a bulging stomach in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. Her fans believed she was pregnant and was hiding it. Another episode that added fuel to the rumors was when Renée and her boyfriend, Christopher, were seen at a dinner together and the actress made toasts drinking water instead of wine.
However, all the rumors about her being pregnant have never been confirmed as neither Renée, Christopher nor any of their representatives has made comments on the matter.