|Born Name||Doris Smith|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches ( 1.67 m)|
|Profession||Former Model & Actress|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Dating||Robert De Niro (1988-1996)|
|Sibling||Willi Smith, Norman Smith|
Last Updated on December 15, 2019
Toukie Smith is a former model and actress who became famous for her glamorous looks in the ‘70s. Starting as a model, she also worked in various television series and films in her career.
Smith is famous for her role in the series 227 and her also her appearance in magazines like Vogue, ELLE, and Seventeen. Want to know more about the Chanel brand’s former model? If yes, then read the whole article!!!!
Toukie Smith is a Millionaire!
Toukie Smith holds a net worth of $1 million as of 2019. She garnered that fortune from her career as a model and actress.
Smith started her career as a model in 1970. During her career, she worked with some of the biggest model brands like Chanel, Versace, Geoffrey Beene, and Patrick Kelly. Further, she also modeled for her brother’s clothing line, WilliWear Limited.
The model, moreover, also worked for a photo campaign for the Yves St. Laurent in her career. Furthermore, she also appeared in many popular magazines like Vogue, ELLE, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Seventeen.
Smith started her acting career in 1987 after appearing in the television series called Miami Vice. After working in the series for a year, the actress began to appear in the television series 227 as a lead actress. Further, she worked in the series along with actors like Jackee Harry, Regina King, and Countess Vaughn in the series.
The American actress also appeared in many films in her career. In 1988, the actress made her feature film debut through the movie, Me and Him. Since then, she acted in many television series like Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, I Like It Like That, Joe’s Apartment, and Goosed. Among all of her films, The Preacher’s Wife was a blockbuster film that grossed $48.1 million at the box office.
Used to Own A Resturant
Smith started a restaurant, Toukie’s at 220 West Houston Street after she ended her modeling and acting career. She decorated the whole restaurant with red colors as it is her favorite color.
The actress used to welcome her customers always with a kiss and hug. Besides, her brother Will Smith died because of AIDS in 1987. After that incident, Toukie established a foundation named Smith Family Foundation, which helps to raise awareness about AIDS. Furthermore, she also gives a part of the profit to the organization in honor of his brother.
Toukie Smith’s Dating Life; Past Relationship
Toukie Smith is happily single as of 2019. Smith is out of any dating and marital relationships and is not seen with any men as of now.
Although the actress is single as of 2019, she was previously in a relationship with one of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro. The duo started dating in 1988 after meeting a couple of times.
The duo was deeply in love in their initial years of relationship, and everybody thought the pair would share the wedding vows. But in 1996, the couple seperated.
Mother of Twins
Toukie welcomed her twin sons in 1995 while she was in a relationship with Robert. Both of her sons, Aaron Kendrick De Niro and Julian Henry De Niro, were conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother.
Quick Facts of Toukie Smith
- Toukie Smith studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
- She was named as the Bloomingdale’s Model of the Year in 1978.
- She is also the first-ever African-American model who had a mannequin designed in her likeness.
- Her father was a butcher, and her mother was a factory worker.
- Her grandmother named her Toukie.
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