Barbara Smits gained recognition as the former spouse of the renowned American actor, Jimmy Smits. Regrettably, she is no longer with us, as she has passed away.
Barbara Smits: Profile summary
|Full Name:||Barbara Smits|
|Born Date:||27 Nov 1955|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius|
|Death Date:||April 16, 2010|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Kids||Two (Taina and Joaquin)|
Barbara Smits Biography and Early Life
Barbara Smits was born on November 27, 1955, in the United States of America. She was an American citizen, born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius, and her ethnicity was African-American.
Details regarding Barbara’s parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents, relatives, and family members are currently unavailable. She was known to be a very private and reserved individual who seldom discussed her personal and family life in public or in front of the camera. Barbara Smits attended Ithaca College in 1981, although her year of graduation remains undisclosed.
Barbara Smits Death
Barbara Smits passed away on April 16, 2010, at the age of 54 due to pneumonia, a respiratory illness that affected her breathing. After undergoing various medical examinations, it was determined that her pneumonia was quite severe, and unfortunately, it was not treatable.
Barbara Smits Height and Weight
Specific details about Barbara Smits’s body measurements, including her height, weight, chest size, waist size, hip size, and bicep size, are not available. However, it is known that she had black hair and dark brown eyes.
Barbara Smits Professional Life
Barbara Smits worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City (CCE-NYC) in New York, USA, for a period of 29 years. Her career at CCE-NYC began in 1982 when she relocated to New York City to join the 4-H Program. Over the years, she was promoted to various roles, including executive staff assistant for the Environmental Issues Program Area and assistant to the executive director of CCE-NYC. Additionally, in her honor, the extension established “The Barbara Smits Service Award.”
Her former husband, Jimmy Smits, is a well-known actor recognized for his portrayal of attorney Victor Sifuentes in the legal drama “L.A. Law” during the 1980s and 1990s. He has also gained fame for his roles as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone in “NYPD Blue,” Matt Santos in the political drama “The West Wing,” as well as appearances in films like Switch, My Family, and Dexter. Furthermore, he played the character Elijah Strait in the NBC drama series “Bluff City Law.”
Barbara Smits Net Worth
Barbara Smits did not have any presence on social media platforms and was not involved in social activities. She prioritized spending quality time with her family over engaging in online social activities. According to a biography, it was reported that she had a net worth of $1 million at the time of her passing.
Barbara Smits Husband & Marriage
Barbara Smits married Jimmy Smits in 1981, and they were high school sweethearts who met during their time in high school. They had two children together, Taina and Joaquin. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 1987. Following their divorce, Jimmy Smits began a relationship with actress Wanda De Jesus, with whom he is still in a relationship.