Barbara Smits Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Jun, 2021
Facts of Barbara Smits
Date of Birth: 1955 , November-27
Date of Death: 2010 , April-16
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Barbara Smits
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Net Worth $1 Million
Married Yes
Children 2
Divorce Jimmy Smits
Died April 16, 2010
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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 Of Barbara Smits  

Barbara Smits was born on November 27, 1955, somewhere 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.

Share Two Kids With Ex-Husband Jimmy Smits

Barbara Smits and Jimmy Smits exchanged wedding vows in 1981. The couple first met at their high school, when both attended Ithaca Campus. They started dating in 1969 and later got engaged.

They welcomed two children, 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 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.

Net Worth 

Barbara Smits 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 assistant Environmental Issues Program Area, Smits became assistant 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 passed 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.


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