Cornelius Smith Jr.

  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Had a singing group in Detroit called Chapta II.
  • Was a finalist in the Mustang Idol singing contest at Southern Methodist University.
  • Was kicked out of SMU following a fraternity hazing incident; Smith later wrote a play about it, Frayed, for his thesis at New York University.
  • In 2007, had a role in Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare in the Park in New York City.
  • Nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2009 for his work in All My Children.
  • After a guest appearance in the fourth season of Scandal, was promoted to a series regular in the fifth season.


  • Attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States; University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, United States (BFA in Theater Arts); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (MFA, 2007)