Anna Deavere Smith is an American actress, playwright, and professor. She currently plays the role of Tina Krissman on the ABC show For the People. Smith is also known for her roles as National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing (2000–06) and as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009–15). She is a recipient of The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2013), one of the richest prizes in the American arts, with a remuneration of $300,000, and was named the Jefferson Lecturer for 2015. She is the founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at New York University.