Samuel Smith did his undergraduate studies at Alabama State University under the direction of Dr. Tommie Stewart where he received his B.A. in Theatre Arts in the spring of 2002. Samuel furthered his education at Brandeis University where he earned his M.F.A in Theatre Arts in the spring of 2005. Shortly after graduating he moved to New York City and started teaching Theatre Arts to school children. Samuel loved it so much that he created a company to be able to teach on his own terms. Being in the New York school system Samuel saw a need to be filled in the way of empowerment. So he set aside time at the beginning of every class in order to empower the students. That empowerment turned into workshop and a non profit entitled Bridge Builder Camp, where he does after school programs and summer enrichment geared toward empowering and educating. As an actor Samuel was most recently cast in the T.V. Shows Leftovers, Elementary, Person of Interest, the pilot Uptown Girls, the movie Cadillac Records as the Guitarist, the orderly on HBO’s hit show the Sopranos and Apokalypto on Law and Order: CI. He has done a number of theatrical plays including The Brothers Size, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Camp Logan, Sassy Mamas, Diary of Blackmen and August in April. He has also performed in national commercials such as Mc Donald’s, Nerf, Kool-Aid and Coca-Cola. Moreover he has done modeling jobs in both print and runway.