Who is Renee Felice Smith? Wiki Bio
Renee Felice Smith was born in New York City, USA, on 16 January 1985 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who gained recognition after she started playing Nell Jones in the action crime drama series “NCIS: Los Angeles”, which stars Chris O’Donnell, Daniela Ruah, and Barrett Foa and which follows he Naval Criminal Investigation Service as they bring crime in the Los Angeles to an end. She has been shooting for the series since 2009, while the show has won 19 awards and has been nominated for 21 others.
Childhood and education
Renee was raised alongside her younger sister Monika, in New York City by their Italian father who is an accountant, and their American mother of Irish descent who is a nurse. Renee grew up being interested in acting, as she often watched movies and TV series with her mother – she was only six when she appeared in a commercial for Dannon yogurt. When she enrolled at Patchogue-Medford High School, she immediately joined the school’s drama club, later being voted by her peers the person ‘Most Likely to Win an Oscar’.
Upon matriculation, she enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and history.
She then continued to develop her acting skills at the famous Lee Strasbourg Institute and the Stonestreet Studios Conservatory.
Roles in TV series and other works
She launched her career by appearing in theatre plays, with her first being “Wildflower”.
Renee made her debut TV series appearance when she portrayed an Auditioner in the episode “I Can’t Believe I’m BritGirl16!” in the teen drama “Viralcom” in 2008. In 2015, she was a contestant in the game show “The Price is Right”, while her most recent appearance in a TV series has been in 2017, in the episode “A Cricket’s Tale” of the sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” in which she portrayed Belle.
In 2012, Renee and her friend started working on a children’s book series entitled “Hugo” after her French bulldog, but it doesn’t appear that the book has been finished.
Appearances in movies
Renee was invited to star in the drama film “The Wyoming Story” in 2010 as Dinah Thorpe, but the pilot scene wasn’t picked up by any studio, thus stopping any work on it.
Her debut film appearance happened in 2011 when she portrayed Missy in the drama film “Detachment”, which starred Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks and Marcia Gay Harden. The story follows a substitute teacher who is trying to develop a connection between teachers and their students.
In 2014, Renee was invited to play a supporting role in the drama mystery thriller film “Nanny Cam”, which starred India Eisley, Laura Allen and Cam Gigandet and which follows a perfect couple and their eight year-old daughter, and an evil babysitter who is threatening to destroy the family. In the same year, Renee appeared in the short science fiction film “Code Academy”, and in the comedy drama movie “That Thing with the Cat”.
In 2015 she starred in the action thriller movie “Baby”, which also starred Akshay Kumar and Danny Denzongpa and which follows a team of counter-intelligence soldiers who have to stop terrorists from destroying India.
The year 2017 saw Renee become famous after she portrayed Beck in the comedy film “The Relationtrip”, which also starred Matt Bush and Nelson Franklin, and which is about two friends who don’t want to be in a relationship as all of their other friends, and who go on a ‘friendly’ trip together only to fall in love. Renee also served as the movie’s executive producer, director and script writer – for her performance,she won a Dallas International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature Competition and was nominated for a Nashville Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize and two SXSW Film Festival Awards.
Her latest role in a film has been in the sequel “That Thing with the Cat!” in 2017, in which she portrayed the lead character Emma.
Love life and husband. Is she pregnant?
Renee met her boyfriend Cristopher Gabriel while attending high school, and they started dating shortly before matriculation. They have been together for over 17 years now – a rumor has it that the two married sometime in the 2010s, but this hasn’t been confirmed by either Renee or Cristopher. They don’t talk about their relationship in public, but Renee often uploads pictures of them together onto her Instagram account.
After some of Renee’s fans noticed that her stomach was rather bigger than usual, they began spreading rumors around the internet about the popular actress being pregnant.
After that, in an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles”, people noticed that Renee was toasting with water rather than with wine, and they concluded that she wasn’t drinking alcohol because she was expecting. Renee didn’t comment on the rumors, and it later turned out that she wasn’t pregnant but had only gained some weight (which she later lost).
Hobbies and other interests
Renee is a huge lover of animals and has a pet dog Mabel (among others), which can often be seen featured in the pictures she uploads onto Instagram. She enjoys spending her free time in the nature such as parks and in the mountains, and she also likes to travel and has been to several US states, as well as to several European countries such as Slovenia, Austria and France. Renee and her boyfriend are both avid snowboarders and skiers, and they are dreaming about spending some wintertime in the Alps.
She likes to read and has read numerous books while she is keeping sort-of-a quotes diary in which she is writing all the most interesting quotes she bumps into while reading a new book.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Emma Watson, while some of her favorite movies are the trilogy “The Matrix”, the franchise “Harry Potter”, and the comedy movie starring Jim Carrey – “Yes Man”.
Appearance and net worth
Renee is 35 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 1ins (1.56m) tall, weighs around 108lbs (49kgs), and her vital statistics are 33-24-34; she wears shoes size six. As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $4 million.