Born in Orangeburg, SC, on July 3, 1970. She first became interested in acting when a friend signed her up with an agent. Her first big break was as a dancing orphan in the film "Annie." This was followed by a string of stage roles, including an award winning performance in "To Gillian on her 37th Birthday." She sings and plays guitar for the band Fydolla Ho. Her daughter is named Verve. She attended North Hollywood High School (class of 1987).
Her fan mail can be addressed to:
Innovative Artist Agency
1999 Ave of the Stars
Los Angeles 90069-6082
info from http://us.imdb.com/Name?Smith,+Shawnee and a bit from http://members.ozemail.com.au/~dongough/general.html