Eden Duncan-Smith is an 18-year-old tour de force.
She has received the Emerging Artist Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the Young Artists Award for Best Performance in Live Theater, Young Actress from the Hollywood Foreign Press, and the Rising Star Audelco Award for her roles in the Tony Award-winning August Wilson’s Fences and Disney’s Lion King on Broadway.
Eden appeared in the hit remake of the kids’ classic Annie, and also starred in the thriller Meadowland with Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson, followed by the Shaquille O'Neal "feel good" film STEPS. Her first leading role is as child scientist CJ in See You Yesterday, a passionate Spike Lee film that addresses police brutality, featured on HBOgo. Eden was part of the Emmy-winning cast of the Master of None "Thanksgiving" episode in 2017. In 2018, she stars in the Roxanne Shante's biopic, Roxanne, Roxanne with Nia Long, Mahershala Ali and Chante Adams, and will appear in Netflix's The Who Was? show.
As a Broadway and big screen actress, Eden is excited to use her increasing fame to help shine a light on civil rights and being a voice for others, especially for the LGBT community and young women of color. Through her Angel in the S.K.Y.E. Network, Eden has spoken out about women's rights, including speaking at the United Nations, and engages her community members to create opportunities to continue to find ways to fight for everyone's basic human rights. In 2016, she was recognized by Hasbro and Points of Light’s youth division generationOn as a Hasbro Community Action Hero.