Colgate Smilez is versatile entertainer known for her unforgettable, high-energy performances and trademark smile. She first took center stage as a child in Bainbridge, GA – singing and dancing for her grandmother – and has been captivating audiences since. In school, she excelled in the performing arts, and graduated with honors before enlisting in the United States Army and taking her show on the road.
After eight years of honorable service, she returned to Houston. Setting her sights on the stars, she landed on a local reality show, ‘America’s Next Big TV Star’. Soon after, Colgate was introduced to theatre by local playwright Deva Mack who casted her as the fashionable, fun-loving and feisty Ms. Trump in ‘Tonight Aint The Night’. After a stellar breakout performance, she joined Mack’s production company for nine subsequent productions.
In 2012, Colgate made her national television debut appearing on the hit court series, Judge Alex. The door was now open and more opportunities followed. She was featured on BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ the following year and CBS’ ‘Hot Bench’ in 2015.
Colgate’s passion for performing led to production and a path to Houston Community College, where she earned a degree in Filmmaking. To fully realize her vision, she launched her own production company, TV I.M.A.G.E. Productions. During school, a class assignment led to a completed script and her first full production – ‘Family After All’, a stage play based loosely on her own life.
Colgate is currently in production of upcoming projects including the official ‘Family After All’ tour and featured film. For more information, visit the official site here.