Charise Smith Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Shalini Moorthi
Feb 08, 2024 By Shalini Moorthi
Originally Published on Feb 06, 2023
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Discover amazing facts about the famous American playwright, Charise Castro Smith
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About Charise Castro Smith

Charise Castro Smith is an American playwright, film director, television director, and actress.

After graduating with a Master's in Fine Arts from the Yales, Smith ventured into acting, writing, and directing. The Cuban American Charise Castro Smith, by co-writing and co-directing Oscar-winning Disney's first Latinx musical 'Encanto' became the first Latina woman to direct at Disney.

She received many awards and nominations for her extraordinary talent in art forms. She garnered a net worth of million of dollars from the same. Keep reading to know all about Smith, from her biography to her filmography, here at Kidadl!

Charise Castro Smith Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Charise Castro Smith's net worth?

Charise Castro Smith's net worth is estimated to be about $1 million.

How much does Charise Castro Smith earn per year?

Charise Castro Smith's annual earnings are yet to be disclosed.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Charise Castro Smith?

Charise Castro Smith's height is yet to be disclosed.

How old is Charise Castro Smith?

Charise Castro Smith was born on August 30, 1983, and is 39 years as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Charise Castro Smith was born on August 30, 1983, in Miami, Florida, U. S. into a Cuban American household. After graduating from high school, Smith enrolled in Brown University for her Bachelor of Arts degree. Later she entered the Yale School of Drama, majoring in Fine Arts.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Charise Castro Smith's partner?

Charise Castro Smith is married to Joby Earle.

Career And Professional Highlights

Smith's first debut as a playwright began in 2008 with 'Estrella Cruz' or 'The Junkyard Queen' centered on a Greek Myth produced at Yale Cabaret and Halcyon Theater, Chicago. In 2011, her second play, 'Boomcracklefly', was performed at the Milgaro Theatre in Portland, Oregon. 'The Hunchback Of Seville' (2014), 'Feathers And Teeth' (2014), 'El Huracan', and 'Washeteria' are catalogs of Smith's endeavors in playwriting.

Charise Castro Smith is also a talented actress. She acted in the theater and was featured in TV series such as 'The Good Wife' and 'Unforgettable'. She also worked on the big screen. Her debut in writing for films began when she co-wrote for Walt Disney's 'Encanto', which featured a Colombian girl and her family with generations of history. Charise Castro Smith also worked as one of the screenplay writers and directors for 'Zootopia'.

Best Known For...

Charise Castro Smith is best known for co-writing and co-directing Oscar-Winning 'Encanto'.

What awards has Charise Castro Smith won?

'Encanto' won Best Animated Feature from the 94th Academy Awards, three Annie Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, and a National Board of Review Award.

Other Interesting Charise Castro Smith Facts And Trivia

  • Charise Castro Smith is the first Latina woman to direct a Disney animated film!
  • Charise Castro's maternal grandparents, in their early 30s, migrated from Cuba to the States.
  • Charise Castro constantly desired to play Richard III from Shakespeare's 'Richard III'. Thus, she created Queen Isabella in 'The Hunchback Of Seville'.
  • At Yales, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paula Vogel, mentored Smith on her writing.

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Written by Shalini Moorthi

Master of Arts specializing in English

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Shalini MoorthiMaster of Arts specializing in English

With a Master's degree in English and Comparative literature from Pondicherry University, Shalini is an accomplished and award-winning writer. She is also dedicated to education, having mentored students to successfully pass entrance exams. Shalini's passion for literature extends beyond her professional life, as she enjoys reading and writing poetry in her leisure time.

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