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Actress Tasha Smith (Courtesy Photo)

Tasha Smith, an actor on Fox’s hit show “Empire,” is hosting a free acting workshop at Tuskegee University on Oct. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program will be open to the public and take place at the General Daniel “Chappie” James Arena.

Smith is a multifaceted actress who has appeared in many television shows and movies. She currently plays the character of Carol Hardaway in the TV drama “Empire.” She has appeared in notable films such as “Jumping the Broom,” “Daddy’s Little Girls,” and “The Longshots.” She also appeared in TV shows including “The Game,” “Girlfriends,” and “Without a Trace.”

Smith is best known for her portrayal of Angela in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” and its sequel, “Why Did I Get Married, Too?” The film spawned a spin-off television series entitled “For Better or Worse.”

The workshop is part of Tuskegee University’s ongoing Lyceum Series, which is designed to “educate, enlighten and entertain the university and the surrounding communities,” according to the University’s website. The Lyceum Series allows members of the community to engage nationally-recognized speakers and artists and also offers cultural events. Other notable speakers appearing in the series include Angela Brown, Wes Moore and Dr. Cornell West.

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