Barbara Smits Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Feb, 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 is currently missing.

Share Two Kids With Jimmy Smits

Barbara Smits and Jimmy Smits exchanged wedding vows in 1981. The couple first met at their high school. 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 now).

Late Barbara Smits' daughter, Tania Smits SOURCE: Glamour Path

However, after seven years of a marriage relationship, they divorced in 1987. Afterward, her former husband began dating actress, Wanda De Jesus

Since 1986, Jimmy and Wanda have been in a relationship and are settled together in Los Angeles.

Net Worth 

Barbara Smits had an estimated net worth of $1 million at the time of her death. She was an employee at Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City. Not to mention, her sum also racked-up after the divorce settlements with Jimmy Smits. 

In addition, her former husband, Jimmy Smits has a whopping net worth of $15 million as of February 2021. As for his salary, he took home $150 thousand per episode. 

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 lost her life due to pneumonia at the age of 54 on 16th April 2010.

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.

Emmy Awards winning actor Jimmy Smits SOURCE: Wookieepedia - Fandom

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 Awards-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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