Toukie Smith Biography

Toukie Smith is an American actress known for her role in NBC’s sitcom ‘227.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: April 25, 1955

Nationality: American

Famous: Models Actresses

Age: 65 Years, 65 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Taurus

Also Known As: Doris A. Toukie Smith, Tookie Smith, Doris Smith

Born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous as: Actress, Model


Spouse/Ex-: Robert De Niro (1988–1996)

siblings: Norman Smith, Willi Smith

children: Aaron Kendrick De Niro, Julian Henry De Niro

U.S. State: Pennsylvania, African-American From Pennsylvania

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education: Fashion Institute of Technology

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Toukie Smith, born as Doris Smith, is an American model and actress best known for appearing as Eva Rawley in NBC’s sitcom ‘227’ as well as for her role in the series ‘Miami Vice’. She has also done a handful of movies, such as ‘Me and Him’, ‘Talkin' Dirty After Dark’, ‘I Like It Like That’, ‘Joe's Apartment’, ‘The Preacher's Wife’ and ‘Goosed’. Smith, who is the sister of the deceased fashion designer Willi Smith, has modelled for several brands, such as Geoffrey Beene, Chanel, Thierry Mugler, Norma Kamali, Patrick Kelly, Versace and Issey Miyake. She has also modelled for her late brother’s line. Smith has had a successful print modelling career as well and has appeared in numerous publications including ‘Cosmopolitan,’ ‘Seventeen,’ ‘Vogue,’ ‘Ebony,’ ‘Redbook’ and ‘ELLE’ magazines. Talking about the honors the American model has received, she was once named Bloomingdale's ‘Model of the Year’ and turned out to be the first African-American model to have a mannequin designed in her likeness.

  • Toukie Smith began her modelling career in the year 1970, working for brands and designers like Geoffrey Beene, Chanel, Thierry Mugler, Norma Kamali, Patrick Kelly, Versace and Issey Miyake. She then modelled for many high-end magazines like ‘Cosmopolitan,’ ‘Seventeen,’ ‘Vogue,’ ‘Ebony,’ ‘Redbook’ and ‘ELLE.’ In 1987, Smith turned to acting and appeared in the crime drama ‘Miami Vice’. She then appeared in the comedy flick ‘Me and Him’.
  • The American model cum actress was then cast in the sitcom ‘227’ in 1989. Two years later, she did the movie ‘Talkin' Dirty After Dark. Then she had a role in the comedy-drama flick ‘I Like It Like That’. She got featured in the films ‘Joe's Apartment’ and ‘The Preacher's Wife’ in 1996. Three years later, Smith acted in the movie ‘Goosed’. The actress also owns a restaurant named ‘Toukie's’ in West Village neighborhood of New York City.
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Personal Life
  • Toukie Smith was born as Doris Smith on April 25, 1955, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Her father was a butcher and her mother worked in a factory. She had two brothers, Willi (a prominent fashion designer, now deceased) and Norman. Smith attended the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • From 1988 to 1996, she was in a romantic relationship with actor Robert De Niro. The couple had twin sons Julian Henry De Niro and Aaron Kendrick De Niro who were born through surrogacy. Smith is not a social media person in real life. This is the reason the American artiste is not active on any trending social networking site (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). It seems as if Smith doesn’t like to reveal her personal life events to her fans and followers. Still her fans live in the hope that she will join the social media some day!

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