J.G. Smith (she/her) is an actor, model, filmmaker, and performance artist. In Fall 2021, J.G. can be seen in ads for Cannabist and Andre Champagnes.
J.G. made her feature film debut in Jennifer Reeder's Lynchian high school thriller Knives and Skin (2019). Her performance as the sardonic, hustling Joanna received acclaim from critics including Richard Roeper and Stephen Dalton. One of Chicago's leading stage actors, she has performed with Lookingglass, Northlight, American Blues, Vision Productions, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
J.G. co-devised and produced the dark comedy variety hour MARYSHELLEYSHOW with Barbara Begley, which toured nationally and won an Audience Award at Chicago Fringe. She also wrote and produced the short film HIRE ME SPIELBERG (Official Selection, NOLA'S Hell Yes Film Festival). Her performance art has shown at Chicago's Salonathon, NYC's Undiscovered Countries, and TransVisions' virtual SOFT PALETTE festival. She is proudly repped by Paonessa Talent. Artistic Affiliate, American Blues Theater; Associate Artist, Undiscovered Countries. AEA, SAG-AFTRAe.