Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth - Look At The Hollywood Star's Income And Earning Sources

BY PALISTHA Updated on 17 March, 2021

Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth
$1 million

Roger Guenveur Smith is best known for his work on movies by filmmaker Spike Lee. Image Source: Social Media.

Birth Name Roger Guenveur Smith
Birth place Berkeley, California, USA
Profession Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Leo
Hair Color Grey

Roger Guenveur Smith is a name recognized by millions of audiences worldwide. He has starred in many classic movies and television series since his debut in the late 1980s and even written and produced few other projects.

Due to his amazing performances in the films and television shows, the famous American actor has not only gained massive critical acclaim but also earned a significant amount of money. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, the talented Roger Guenveur Smith's net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth And Earnings

As stated above, Roger Guenveur Smith's net worth of $1 million comes from the works he has done as an actor, writer, and producer over the years. As seen on his IMDb page, Roger has over a hundred acting credits to his name, which has helped him earn a vast fortune.

Income From Films

Roger Guenveur Smith first came into the limelight with his portrayal of Smiley in the Spike Lee movie Do the Right Thing. He then collaborated with Lee on numerous projects, including Malcolm X, Summer of Sam, School Daze, He Got Game, and many others. Along with these projects, Smith also worked in numerous independent films, which helped showcase his fantastic acting abilities.

Roger Guenveur Smith Net Worth.

A large number of Smith's movies did well in the box-office as well as gained massive accolades from the critics. Some of the films and their respective worldwide collection are listed below:

Movies Worldwide Collection
Malcolm X $48M
Tales from the Hood $11.8M
American Gangster $269.8M
Fighting $32.5M
Abduction $82M
Dope $17.98M
Water & Power $82K
The Birth of a Nation $16.8M
Marshall $10.12M
The Son of No One $1.09M

In many of these films, the gifted actor played one of the main characters, which helped him earned a significant amount. Also, as a part of the primary cast members, he must have gained a certain percent from the profit earned by the movie. All of these earnings have helped increase Roger Guenveur Smith's net worth substantially.

Income From Television Series, Voiceovers, And Plays

Not only has Roger Guenveur Smith earned recognition from his movie roles but also numerous tv roles. He first appeared in the show, A Different World in 1990, and has continued to star in various television series and mini-series like Eagleheart, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. The Whole Truth, over the years. He mostly guests stars in the shows and has undoubtedly earned a considerable sum from them.

In addition to films and series, Smith has also been part of many plays. He wrote, produced, and starred in the one-person theatre production of A Huey P. Newton Story. This was based on the life of Huey P. Newton, founder of the political party, Black Panther Party, and was later filmed by Spike Lee and released as a tv documentary. He has also narrated few other documentaries including, Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives.

All of these works not only helped cement the actor's place in the industry but also helped earn him enough from the salary he received. And the earnings from all these projects, whether they were big or small, helped raise Roger Guenveur Smith's net worth to new heights.


With him earning millions from his acting roles, Roger Guenveur Smith now lives a comfortable lifestyle. He and his wife, LeTania Kirkland Smith, reside in Los Angeles with their three children.

Roger Guenveur Smith Family.

While Roger himself does not have much social media presence, his wife's Instagram handle shows the life the Smiths enjoys now.


  • Roger Guenveur Smith was born in Berkeley, California, on July 27, 1955.
  • His mother, Helen Guenveur, was a dentist, and his father, Sherman Smith, was a judge.
  • Smith has an undergraduate degree in American Studies from Occidental College.
  • He also attended the Yale School of Drama and Keskidee Arts Centre.
  • He was previously married to Carolina Smith and has an adult daughter from this marriage.

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Published on 19 August, 2020

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