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Jesmille Darbouze-Smith


Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts


Theatre Arts



Jesmille Darbouze-Smith is an accomplished actor, singer and dancer, with experience working professionally in television, film and stage. Jesmille recently played the role of Kristine Linde in the Tony nominated revival of A Doll’s House, alongside Jessica Chastain and Arian Moayed. Other Broadway credits include Tony nominated play Betrayal, and Tony nominated musical Kiss Me Kate. Jesmille began her training at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl, and holds a BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University. Select regional credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Exit the King (Queen Marie), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Princess of France), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Maude/directed by Kathleen Marshall), Aida (Aida),Nine (Lady of the Spa) . International: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, And the World Goes Round, Shout! The Mod Musical.

Television: 73rd Annual Tony Awards, Sugar Plum Twist (Hallmark), Puffy(TBS), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), A.K.A Jessica Jones (Netflix).

Jesmille is also an acting coach for professional actors and a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.


B.F.A Carnegie Mellon University