Jodie Stephanie D. Turner-Smith
7 September 1986
Joshua Jackson (m. 2019)
Turner-Smith was born in Peterborough to Jamaican parents; she is the only one of her siblings who was not born in Jamaica. After her parents divorce she moved to the United States with her mother. She was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" in her senior class at Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2009.
Turner-Smith worked as a banker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until a mutual friend introduced her to musician Pharrell Williams after a N.E.R.D. concert. He convinced her to become a model and move to Los Angeles.
In 2013, she made her acting debut, as a siren in True Blood, which led to numerous minor roles in films and music videos between 2013 and 2017. During this time, she was credited as Jodie Smith. In 2016, she appeared in the music video for Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk."
She first came to prominence playing Sgt. Azima Kandie in the 2017-2018 season of the TNT series The Last Ship. She then had a major role as Melantha Jhirl in the 2018 Syfy/Netflix series Nightflyers.
|2016||The Neon Demon||Roberta Hoffmann's assistant||as Jodie Smith|
|2017||Lemon||Beverly||as Jodie Smith|
|2019||Queen & Slim||Queen|
|2020||Without Remorse||Karen Greer||Filming|
|2013||True Blood||Siren #2||4 episodes; as Jodie Smith|
|2015-2016||Mad Dogs||Angel||2 episodes; as Jodie Smith|
|2016||Ice||Lady Rah's masseuse||1 episode; as Jodie Smith|
|2017-2018||The Last Ship||Sgt. Azima Kandie||20 episodes|
|2018||Nightflyers||Melantha Jhirl||10 episodes|
|2013||Cool Song No.2||MGMT|||
|2013||Für Hildegard von Bingen||Devendra Banhart|||
|2014||Dear Diamond||Blaqstarr feat. Common|||
|2016||Make Me (Cry)||Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth|||
- ""Queen & Slim" Star Jodie Turner-Smith Tells Colin Farrell Where Home Is". Interview Magazine. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
- Perry, Kediesha (December 11, 2019). "Turner-Smith gets royal role". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
- "Why Jodie Turner-Smith & Joshua Jackson Won't Raise Kids in the U.S.: 'White Supremacy Is Overt'". People. 27 January 2020.
- Essedarius Vol. 10 (2004 ed.). Gaithersburg, MD: Gaithersburg High School. 2004. p. 29.
- "Jodie Smith". Paper Magazine. 27 February 2012.
- "Miss Jodie | Of The Minute". MODELS.com. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
- "Who Is The Woman In Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk" Music Video? The British Actress Is One To Watch". 29 January 2016.
- "'The Last Ship': Jodie Turner-Smith Upped To Regular For Season 5". 8 February 2017.
- "Why 'Game of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Wanted Jodie Turner-Smith For His New Project 'Nightflyers'". 10 December 2018.
- "GEORGE R.R. MARTIN ON HOW SYFY'S NIGHTFLYERS SERIES RIGHTS A 30-YEAR WRONG". 13 July 2018.
- "'Jett': TV Review". 11 June 2019.
- "Jodie Turner-Smith & Daniel Kaluuya Are Lovers On The Run In New 'Queen & Slim' Trailer". 31 July 2019.
- Jean-Philippe, McKenzie (26 November 2019). "Everything to Know About Jodie Turner-Smith, Star of Queen and Slim". O: The Oprah Magazine.
- "Jodie Turner-Smith Is Pregnant, Expecting 1st Child With Husband Joshua Jackson". Us Weekly.
- "MGMT - Cool Song No. 2 (Video)". YouTube. 17 September 2013.
- "Devendra Banhart - Für Hildegard von Bingen - Art + Music - MOCAtv". YouTube. 29 October 2013.
- "Blaqstarr- Dear Diamond ft. Common". YouTube. 14 February 2014.
- "ZAYN - PILLOWTALK (Official Music Video)". YouTube. 29 January 2016.
- "Noah Cyrus - Make Me (Cry) ft. Labrinth (Official Video)". YouTube. 22 November 2016.