Melissa Yandell Smith

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Melissa Yandell Smith

Melissa Yandell Smith

Melissa Yandell Smith was a well-known American actress, teacher, ACT director, media personality, and Internet personality. Melissa Yandell Smith is well-known in the country for her outstanding performance in the film ‘Nomadland.’

Early life and Childhood

Melissa Yandell Smith was born on June 8, 1957, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

Melissa Smith is her given name. Her actual age is 64 years old (at the time of death).

Her parents’ names, according to sources, are Yandell R. Smith and Betty F. Smith.

Melissa’s parents’ occupations, on the other hand, are unknown.

We learned from various sources that she has a brother, but his name and occupation are not yet known.

She was a follower of the Christian faith. According to her sources, she is of white ethnicity.

More Facts about Melissa Yandell Smith

Full Real Name Melissa Yandell Smith.
Famous Name Melissa Smith.
Date of Birth June 8, 1957.
Date of Death September 7, 2021.
Age (at the time of death) 64 years old.
Place of Birth Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Place of Death San Francisco, California, USA.
Cause of Death Cancer.
Profession Actress, media face, and Conservatory Director.
Zodiac Sign Gemini.
Nationality American.
Religion Christianity.
Ethnicity White.
Education Graduate.
MFA in Acting.
School/College Yale University.
Yale School of Drama.
Net worth USD 1-2 Million (approx.).
Parents Father– Yandell R. Smith
Mother– Betty F. Smith
Husband’s Name Warren David Keith.
Siblings Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
Marriage Date 1985.
Children Son: Owen Keith.

Education Details

Melissa Yandell Smith studied acting at a well-known acting school.

She enrolled in a local school for her elementary education.

she enrolled at Yale University in 1979 to complete her bachelor’s degree in English/Theatre.

She also enrolled in the Yale School of Drama’s acting program the same year.

She also holds an MFA in acting.

Professional Career

Smith was also the director of A.C.T., according to sources (American Conservatory Theater).

She held the position for approximately 25 years.

Aside from that, Smith is well-known as the wife of well-known actor Warren David Keith.

They are an ideal couple who also serves as a model for the rest of the world.

Before becoming an A.C.T Director, Melissa Smith was a well-known actress and acting coach.

According to sources, she was the Conservatory Director at A. C.T. (American Conservatory Theater).

She held the position until her death in 1995. The authorities praised her work highly.

Melissa starred in the popular film ‘Nomadland’ in 2020.

Chloé Zhao directed the film.

Melissa co-starred with Frances McDormand, David Strathairn.

Angela Reyes, Carl R. Hughes, Linda May, Brandy Wilber, Charlene Swankie, and many others in the role of Dolly.

In addition, the film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2020.

Net Worth and Salary

Melissa Yandell Smith’s net worth is estimated to be between USD 1-2 million.

She also received a sizable sum of money from the film ‘Nomadland.

Relationship Status

Melissa Yandell Smith has been very private about her personal life and has not revealed much about it.

Melissa Smith met Warren David Keith at Yale University in 1979.

Melissa Yandell Smith
Melissa Yandell Smith’s Husband.

At the time, both were students. They talked for a while and eventually started dating.

They had been married for 48 years. Although their exact wedding date is unknown.

Melissa stated in a 2020 interview that they had been married for 35 years.

David Keith and Melissa married in 1985, according to this.

They also had a son named Owen Keith.

More information about Owen Keith, on the other hand, is unknown.

Warren David Keith is a well-known actor and television host.

According to his IMDB page, he has appeared in a number of films and television shows.

His films and television series include Raising Arizona, Nash Bridges, Moonlight Sonata, The Lovemakers, Nomadland, and many others.

He is currently working on his next film, North Beach.

Body Measurement

Height (approx.) In Feet Inches: 5′ 6″.
In Meters: 1.67 m.
In Centimetres: 167 cm.
Weight (approx.) In Kilograms: 56 kg.
In Pounds: 123 lbs.
Hair Color Salt & Pepper.
Hair Length Short.
Eye Color Blue.
Tattoos  None.

Social Media

Melissa’s Social Media Is Unavailable.

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  • Smith is also known as the wife of famous actor Warren David Keith.
  • Melissa passed away on September 7, 2021, at her home in San Francisco, California, the USA due to Cancer.
  • She met Warren David Keith in 1979 at Yale University.
  • Smith breathed her last on September 7, 2021, at her home in San Francisco, California, USA.
  • She was diagnosed with cancer a long time and lost her battle on the 7th of September.