Wowza! Actress Tasha Smith looks stunning on the December issue of Essence magazine.
In the cover story "Diary Of A Happy Black Woman," the 40-year-old star opens up about her faith, finding love and her life-changing friendship with director Tyler Perry.
Famous for her sassy role as Angela in the movie "Why Did I Get Married?," Smith has distinguished herself as talented actress with serious box office moneymaker. Plus, she's a happily married black woman (take that statistics)!
So it's hard to believe that Smith's life wasn't always so glamourous.
The New Jersey native was once homeless, worked as a bartender at a strip club at 14-years-old and was struggled with drug addiction. To say she's come a long way is an understatement.
"All those years ago, I was a girl with this dream, but with no education, no confidence, no self-esteem, nothing. And now God has brought me to this place of destiny, and He’s not even done with me yet,” Smith told Essence.