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Cauleen Smith

Born: Sep 25, 1967

Birthplace: Riverside

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Cauleen Smith

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1967
Birth Place : Riverside

Cauleen Smith is an American born filmmaker and professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. She is best known for her experimental works that address the African American identity, specifically the issues facing black women today. Her rise into the spotlight first occurred with her much acclaimed feature film Drylongso earning her national recognition as a filmmaker. Her film style reflects the influence of her college mentors Angela Davis, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Lynn Hershman Leeson. Cauleen currently resides in Chicago and is working multiple projects that explore the life of renowned jazz musician Sun Ra.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Film director

Also known as

  • Kelly Gabron

Awards Won

  • Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award
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