We had the opportunity to sit and talk to actor Tory Devon Smith, who can be seen recurring in Netflix’s new series, “The Get Down”, as well as BET’s Zoe Ever After with singer/actor Brandy.
Tory Devon Smith From Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’s’
“The Get Down”, a long-time passion project for Baz Luhrmann, is set in 1970s New York City and revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. The series is a mythical interpretation of the beginning of hip-hop in Brooklyn, New York. Smith plays Little Wolf, who is described as an outrageous, “Joe Pesci from Goodfellas” type of character. The first six episodes of the series will be released on August 12, 2016.
Tory Devon Smith can also be seen as a regular opposite Brandy Norwood in BET’s “Zoe Ever After”. “Zoe Ever After” centers on Zoe Moon (Norwood), a newly single mom stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband Gemini Moon (Dorian Missick) while trying to balance dating, motherhood, a complicated relationship with her ex and finally fulfilling her career dream of starting a cosmetics line. Smith plays her stylish, fun loving assistant, Valenté. “Zoe Ever After” comes from executive producers Debra Martin Chase, Danny Rose and Scooter Braun.
Tory Devon Smith was born and raised in the foster care system, along with his twin sister, in Bakersfield, CA. Smith started performing in church after he received encouragement from a foster parent and in 3rd grade received the lead in a Christmas themed school play. Smith remembers the reaction of the audience and sought that feeling time and time again as he continued to perform throughout childhood. By high school, Smith was introduced and recommended to theater teacher Ms. C.J. Pope at Stockdale High School and in 2003, was accepted into the California State Summer School of the Arts at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA. In years that followed, Smith won multiple awards including the Fullerton High School Theater Festival award in Men’s Contemporary Dramatic Monologue; the first in his high school’s history.
After attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on a full-ride scholarship as a Theater Major with a minor in Dance, Smith began pursuing his dream of working in the film and television industry. Smith’s past film and television credits include: “Black & White”, “Othello”, “Lifesaver”, and “Los Feliz, 90027”.
When Smith is not acting, he strives to live a healthy lifestyle and loves to exercise through dancing and daily cardio to keep toned and limber. Smith is a huge supporter of many causes including LGBTQ rights, animal rights, and is pro-choice.