Carolyn Michelle Smith is a minor actress on How to Get Away with Murder, who portrays the role of Charmaine Cole.


Life and CareerEdit

Born in Washington, DC Carolyn is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center and the Drama Division at Juilliard. Immediately following graduation, Carolyn was cast in the world premiere of Katori Hall’s newest play: “WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!” at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She then made her New York Off-Broadway debut in “Hit The Wall” at The Barrow Street Theatre by famed Chicago playwright Ike Holter (Exit Strategy/Cherry Lane Theatre). Later that year, she joined Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright on Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning series: “House of Cards” in the recurring role of “Willa Penton” Seasons 2 and 3. Carolyn has worked with Oscar Award-winning director Steve McQueen for HBO’s “Codes of Conduct”, Emmy Award-winning director Carl Franklin (HBO’s Vinyl, The Affair, House of Cards), and Executive Producer and Director Jonathan Starch of NBC’s “Law and Order”. Carolyn will make her network debut Guest Starring on NBC’s “Law and Order” opposite Mariska Hargitay in Season 17’s episode: “Intersecting Lives” as C.O. “Orita Wilkins”. Currently recurring as FBI agent “Devon Howard” opposite Josh Holloway on USA’s “COLONY”. Season 2 premiers January 17.[1]


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