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Cornelius Smith Jr. Bio

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YEARS ON SHOW: 2007-present

Cornelius Smith, Jr. was born in California (his father, who spent 20 years in the Marine Corps, was stationed there) and reared in Detroit, MI. He is the oldest of three (brother Curtis is one year younger; sister Patricia is 10 years his junior) and fell in love with acting in high school. His passion led him to get a theater degree at Southern Methodist University and an MFA at New York University.

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  1. Is an accomplished singer.
  2. Is a huge STAR TREK fan.
  3. He wrote and starred in a one-man show called Frayed, which was based on his real-life involvement in a near-fatal fraternity hazing incident.
  4. ALL MY CHILDREN is his first television role.
  5. Won an NAACP Image Award in 2010 for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series.
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NAACP Honors Daytime Drama on the 42nd Annual Image Awards   Apr 4, 2011

For the first time, the NAACP Image Awards will air the TV Daytime Drama categories live on-air during its annual...

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Life Lines: Before His Last Breath (2009)

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