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Claudio Lee Smith

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Claudio Lee Smith
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Smith in 2017
BornClaudio Lee Smith
(1995-10-12) 12 October 1995 (age 25)
El Cercado, Dominican Republic
🏳️ NationalityAmerican, Dominican
💼 Occupation
Actor, photographer
📆 Years active  2010–present
Tropico de Sangre
🌐 Websiteclaudioleesmith

Claudio Lee Smith (born October 12, 1995) mononymously known as Claudio (stylized as CLAUDIO, formerly stylized as CLAU DIO), is a Dominican-born American photographer and actor of English descent. He played young Rafael Trujillo in the drama film based on the true story of the Dominican Republic's historic Mirabal sisters Tropico de Sangre.[1]

Early life[edit]

Smith was born on October 12, 1995 in El Cercado, San Juan Province, Dominican Republic, to an American father and a Dominican mother. His mother named him Claudio after she saw a episode of the BBC Television TV series I, Claudius. He was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Scouted by an agent in Santo Domingo, Smith began work on commercial modeling and acting at the age of ten. He is a student of Florida State University graduating in 2014 with a degree in International Relations. He later relocated to Los Angeles, California to continue his acting career.

Acting career[edit]

Smith scored his first major television role at the age of 15, playing young Rafael Trujillo in the drama film based on the true story of the Dominican Republic's historic Mirabal sisters Tropico de Sangre (2010).

In 2010, he also appeared in the American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis Shutter Island (2010), based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. In 2010, he also made a cameo in the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska. In 2013, he also appeared in an episode of the popular Nickelodeon show, Sam & Cat.

Photography[edit]

At the age of 21, Smith discovered what photographing is about after one of his best friends showed him a couple of camera magazines. He instantly fell in love with what he saw and kept an eye for what was going down in the industry. he started photography shortly after he got his first camera for his birthday 21, a Nikon Z 7. When he finally developed his own style he started working freelance for some pictures agencies in the United States and the Dominican Republic and also went on trips from time to time shooting his friends while they were surfing down in Puerto Rico.

Soon after he started working for Getty Images, Shutterstock and Dreamstime . In the span of one year he got to visit all the major events, meet many insane photographers, and on top of that made a lot of new friends. With some hard work and perseverance he started getting recognition from magazines and brands. Now he works for many different action sports companies and projects. he also try shooting skateboarding, BMX and surfing when the season is right.[2]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Shutter Island Patient
2010 Trópico de Sangre Young Rafael Trujillo
2010 Alice in Wonderland Party Dancer
2013 Sam & Cat The Boy
2018 The Nun Demon

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013–2014 Sam & Cat The Boy Cameo
Episode: "#Pilot"

References[edit]

  1. "Claudio Lee Smith". Listal. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. "Claudio Lee Smith". Dreamstime. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

External links[edit]


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