From Birmingham to Hollywood: Shaquita Smith's Artistic Odyssey

From Birmingham to Hollywood: Shaquita Smith's Artistic Odyssey

Engage your mind with 'The Truth in This Art' podcast, where host Rob Lee guides the way on an enthralling discussion with Shaquita Smith, a talented actress, and producer hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, and currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. With a background in theater, she has made her mark in the entertainment industry through appearances in notable projects like "All Eyez on Me" and "Snapped." Shaquita is not only a successful actress but also a dedicated producer, founding Noonie Studio Productions, now known as Queeta Films, which has produced heartwarming Christmas movies and an upcoming action thriller. She is also a key member of the cast of the supernatural drama series "Wicked City," showcasing her versatility as a performer. Additionally, Shaquita serves as an inspirational speaker, empowering others to strive for their best and crediting her journey's success to her unshakable faith.

Within this segment, we dig into:

  • The spotlight of the entertainment world, uncover the tandem power of preparation and self-belief that fuels success for actors.
  • The unsung art of cultivating trust and forging unbreakable bonds within the dynamic tapestry of the production crew and fellow performers.
  • Ajourney of creative enlightenment as we dissect the multifaceted origins of inspiration in acting, from the magnetic pull of influential peers to the soul-stirring forces of personal faith and calling.

Shaquita shares her journey in the entertainment industry and her experiences working on various projects. She talks about her early start in theater and how it shaped her approach to acting. Shaquita discusses the importance of preparation and self-belief in her work. She also highlights the significance of relationships and trust in the industry, both with the production team and fellow actors. Shaquita shares her inspiration and the sources that drive her passion for acting. She concludes by offering advice to her younger self and encouraging others to stay focused on their craft.

🎧🌟 Don't forget to rate and review this episode to support the best in podcasting! 🌟🎧

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

If you have a story about art, culture, or community in Baltimore, share it with us at for a chance to be featured on "The Truth In This Art" podcast. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the arts and culture podcast scene and showcase your insights on "The Truth In This Art" with Rob Lee.

Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart

Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

About "The Truth In This Art"

Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

Support the show:
★ Support this podcast ★

Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Shaquita Smith
Shaquita Smith
an actress and producer originally from Birmingham, Alabama but resides in Atlanta, GA