Barbara Smits

Inside Biography

Barbara Smits was the famous American Emmy Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits' late ex-wife. The couple has two children together, Joaquin Smits and Tania Smits. Her former husband, Jimmy, who is known for his acting credits in L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and My Family, started his career back in 1984. 

Short Bio-Wiki Of Barbara Smits  

Barbara Smits was born on November 27, 1955, in the United States of America. She held American nationality and belonged to the Afro-American ethnicity.

However, her early life information including her parents, siblings, and education always remained under curtains.

Jimmy Smits' First Wife: Her Marriage, Husband, & Kids

Barbara Smits was the first wife of an American actor Jimmy Smits. The couple first met at their high school, when both attended Ithaca Campus. They started dating in 1969 and later got engaged. Finally, the duo exchanged wedding vows in 1981 in an intimate ceremony.

Together, Barbara and her then husband Jimmy shared two kids. They welcomed, a daughter, Taina Smits (born in 1973 and is currently 48 years old), and a son, Joaquin Smits (born in 1983 and is 38 years old as of 2021). Reportedly, Tania works as a theatre teacher, director and writer.

CAPTION: Barbara Smits and her daughter Tania SOURCE: [email protected]

However, after seven years of a marriage relationship, they pair decided to separate and divorced in 1987. Afterward, her former husband began dating actress, Wanda De Jesus. Jimmy and Wanda began dating in 1986, a year earlier the divorce of Emmy winning actor. Ever since they are together and are settled in Los Angeles.

Died At 54- What Was The Cause Of Death?

Barbara Smits was a patient of pneumonia, a lung disease that gave her a hard time to breath. After several medical tests, doctors found out there was an impediment with her pneumonia and the disease could not be cured.

Sadly, she died of pneumonia at the age of 54 on 16th April 2010. She is survived by her children, a son and a daughter.

What Was Barbara Smits' Net Worth At The Time Of Her Death?

Barbara Smits herself had never disclosed her wealth to the public. However, as per some reliable online sites, she was believed to had an estimated net worth of $1 million at the time of her death in 2010.

For more than 29 years, Smits was an employee at Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City (CCE-NYC). Her career began in 1981 when she was still a student at Ithaca Campus and later moved to New York City in 1982 to work for the 4-H Program. Following her responsibility as executive staff a s sistant Environmental Issues Program Area, Smits became a s sistant to the executive director of CCE-NYC in 2004.

But also, not to mention, a chunk of her fortune came through her divorce settlements with Jimmy Smits. However, the exact figure or further details on the alimony never got in the headlines. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, her ex-husband Jimmy Smits has a whopping net worth of $15 million as of 2021. As for his salary, he took home $150 thousand per episode from Outlaw.

Brief About Former Husband-Jimmy Smits

Barbara Smits' ex-husband, Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York, the US to Cornelis Leendert and Emilina nee Pola. He has two sisters, Yvonne and Diana. 

He completed his high school graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School. He then received a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College in 1980 whereas, he obtained MFA from Cornell University in 1982.

CAPTION: Barbara Smits' ex-husband Jimmy Smits, an actor famous for L.A. Law and NYPD Blue SOURCE: [email protected]

As of now, he is a famous American actor most known for his acting credits in L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and My Family. He also found success for his roles in Dexter,  Rogue One, Sons of Anarchy, and Bluff City Law.

Quick Facts About Barbara Smits

1. When did Barbara Smits die?

Barbara Smits pa s sed away at the age of 54 on 16th April 2010.

2. What was her net worth before death?

Barbara Smits had an estimated net worth of $1 million at the time of her death.

3. Who was her former husband?

Her former husband was an American Emmy Award-winning actor, Jimmy Smits.

4. What was the cause of her death?

She was a patient of pneumonia, a lung disease that gave her a hard time to breath. She lost her life due to pneumonia.

by ab-basanta, 08 Feb, 2021

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