Shae LeRae Smolik is an American actress who is known for her great energy and emotional layers that give her the ability to make her characters come to life on screen. Shae is a very natural actress and her strong work ethic is unparalleled always arriving early to set and working hard in front of the camera. She has a photographic memory and can memorize entire scripts in a matter of hours. She takes direction extremely well and is able to make adjustments whenever asked to do so. Shae has a very dynamic personality is precocious and will light up a room with her huge smile. Her facial expressions are tremendous and have pleased many directors when they are trying to get that perfect on screen look.
Shae is the youngest of five children. Her father, Mark Smolik, is a Surgeon and her mother, Jaime Smolik is a Physician Assistant. She is from a small rural town in Iowa but now resides in Los Angeles.
Shae started in the industry when she was 6 as a model in Iowa then moved on to commercials. She had a passion for performing so she obtained representation in a bigger market in Chicago. Her agent in Iowa knew she had extraordinary talent and suggested she move to Los Angeles where Shae would have more opportunities. Her first few months in Los Angeles she was booked as Principal in a National Tide commercial and immediately became SAG eligible. She then went on to book leads in short films, web series and more National commercials. Her feature film career started with Trafficked opposite of Elisabeth Rohm in a very dramatic emotional role. Recently she finished two exciting projects: the lead in a horror/thriller feature tentatively named The Hatred with Malek Akkad producing and the drama Pursued directed by Doug Campell.
Shae has studied with thee best acting coaches in Los Angeles to enhance her performance skills and continues everyday to work on her craft. Shae is a brilliant student and is homeschooled so that she can be on set and at auditions whenever the need arises.
Shae’s skill set goes beyond her dramatic and comedic abillties as she is extremely talented gymnast, dancer and horseback rider. She is an extroverted, thrill seeker and has not met a challenge she will back down from. Shae is represented by Brad Diffley of Mavrick Artists and managed by DebraLynn Findon of Discover Management.