Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Writer and Producer, Margaret Smith hails from Chicago’s south side. After garnering six Emmy Awards, as a writer and producer for the Ellen Degeneres Show, Margaret left to work on her own projects. She recently published her first book, a hilarious yet poignant, memoir about becoming a single mother. It’s titled, “What Was I Thinking”.
Additionally, she has won the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comedian. You may have seen her wry, acerbic delivery on one of her many appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. She starred in her own special for Comedy Central. Her incredibly funny CD, titled “As It Should Be” has a liner note on the cover from Jay Leno. Jay writes, “, “The best comedians are the ones that write and perform their own material and Margaret Smith is at the top of that list”.
Her roles in Television and Film include parts in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”, the remake of “The Blob”, the Wachowski brother’s hit thriller “Bound” with Gina Gershon and Meg Tilly, the standout record store, owner, in the hilarious, yet short-lived, spin off of “That 70′s Show” aptly titled “The 80′s Show”, and a guest starring role in the Pamela Anderson series, “VIP”, to name a few.
Margaret has toured the comedy circuit doing live performances throughout the United States and beyond including Britain, Ireland and Australia, not to mention a one-nighter in Tasmania.