Melissa Yandell Smith was a ‘Nomadland’ actress who played Frances McDormand’s character’s sister in the Academy Award-winning has died at the age of 64 due to cancer on September 7, 2021, confirms The New York Times. The Times noted she died at her San Francisco home “surrounded by her husband, son, brother and friends.” Following the news of Melissa Yandell Smith’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the actress, with fans offering their condolences to his friends and family. One user wrote “Melissa Yandell Smith, who played Frances McDormand’s character’s sister in Nomadland, has died. She was 64. In an obituary in The New York Times, Smith’s cause of death was revealed to be cancer.” Another said “Melissa Yandell Smith was so moving and gifted in ‘Nomadland.’ She gave her character, Fern such depth even in restraint. The best actors capture the essence of being human and alive. She was so good. Very sad to hear of her passing.” Smith is survived by her husband, the actor Warren David Keith, son Owen and other family members.
Who was Melissa Yandell Smith?
Melissa Yandell Smith
June 8, 1957
64 years old
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Warren David Keith
Melissa Yandell Smith was a ‘Nomadland’ actress. She graduated from Yale University with BA in English/Theatre in 1979. She helped steer San Francisco’s esteemed American Conservatory Theatre for 25 years. She served as Conservatory Director at A.C.T. from 1995 to December 2020. She redesigned and maintained the conservatory’s internationally recognized Master of Fine Arts program. She also became the guest artist at Princeton University, she accepted a position with that university in 1989 to run its Program in Theater and Dance. The group mourned her death with its own statement, saying, “Melissa’s impact on A.C.T. and on the American theater is immense. So many have been touched by her talent, generosity, intellect, grace, and wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.”
How old was Melissa Yandell Smith?
Melissa Yandell Smith was born on June 8, 1957, in Louisville, Kentucky, she is 64 years old. She was born to Yandell R. Smith and Betty F. Smith. Talking about her siblings we do not have much information regarding them. However, we will keep you updated very soon.
Who was Melissa Yandell Smith Husband?
Melissa Yandell Smith was married to the actor Warren David Keith. Her husband has appeared in over 10 projects and several shorts, including in ‘Nomadland’. The duo was married for over 35 years. He is best known for his appearing in four Cohen brothers films – ‘Raising Arizona’, ‘Fargo’, ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘A Serious Man’. The couple is blessed with one son named Owen. In one of the interviews, Smith did open up about her marriage briefly. She said “We had a 42-year friendship that incorporated our ambitions, our dreams, our successes, and our failures. I am as proud of that deep friendship as I am of my 38-year marriage and being a mother to my adored son.”
What was Melissa Yandell Smith Net Worth?
The estimated Net Worth of Melissa Yandell Smith is around $500K USD.
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