Born to a 15-year-old young single mom in Camden, New Jersey, Tasha Smith narrowly escaped a life distracted by drugs, violence, alcohol and the wrong type of men. She and her identical twin sister were no strangers to being bullied and learned to fight back quickly – Tasha’s purse staples were her hammer, lighter fluid and matches. After dropping out of high school at 14-years-old she fell in with odd jobs until a miraculous test of faith when her grandfather passed away led her to a relationship with God once more. Tasha knew she needed to get out of Camden and moved to LA with her friend Tisha Campbell. Trying to break in to stand-up comedy, Tasha moonlit as a stripper where she often tried out new material on customers – from the strip club to the comedy club she got her first big break on Boston Common and began taking acting classes. The lack of diversity in her classes led her to open her own studio to make classes more accessible to minorities in her community. The urge to direct led Tasha to self-produce and direct her first short film, she has since moved on to episodic and feature length directing – established herself as a well-respected director in the entertainment industry.
UNCENSORED dives deep into the lives of your favorite personalities as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they’ve faced, and how they manage this new world of social media that has helped but sometimes haunted their careers. UNCENSORED resumes for its second season and explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities including actress Tasha Smith, actress/singer Naturi Naughton, Grammy Award-Winning R&B artist Ne-Yo and the reigning king of urban gospel Kirk Franklin. Viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of celebrities as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words. Previously featured in this season of UNCENSORED:
UNCENSOREDis produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive Producer), Paul Hall (Showrunner) and Jay Allen (Supervising Producer) of Swirl Films. Radio One Atlanta Personality Ryan Cameron directed Tami Roman’s episode. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.
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