Clint Smith Biography, Career, Age, Family, Spouse and Net Worth

Who is Clint Smith?

Clinton Smith III is a popular American writer, poet, and scholar. Smith is the author of No. 1 New York Times Best Seller, How the Word Is Passed, which won the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. The book was also named one of the top ten books of 2021 by the New York Times. Smith is additionally the author of two poetry collections, Counting Descent, which was published in 2016, and Above Ground, set to be published in March 2023.

Clint Smith Career

He taught high school English in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he was named the Christine D Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council. Smith then pursued doctoral work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society, receiving his Ph.D. in 2020. His dissertation focused on how children sentenced to life without parole experience educational programming while they are incarcerated. Smith was part of the winning team at the 2014 National Poetry Slam and was a 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from The American Poetry Review.

He published his first book of poetry, Counting Descent in 2016. The book won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Awards. Smith was on the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and Ebony’s 2017 Power 100 list. He has also been a contributor to The New Yorker Magazine. Smith’s work is included in the anthology The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (2016), edited by Jesmyn Ward. His 2nd book, How the Word Is Passed, was published by Little, Brown on June 1, 2021. It was then picked for the New York Times Book Review’s ”10 Best Books of 2021” list, and Smith won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction for it.

Smith currently serves as a staff writer at The Atlantic, where his piece, ”Monuments to the Unthinkable” was featured as the cover story in December 2022. He then hosted Crash Course’s Black American History series, which ran from 2021 to late 2022. A fan of the Arsenal F.C. football (soccer) club and a former college soccer player, he has written various essays on the sport.

How old is Clint Smith?

Clinton Smith III is currently aged 34 years as of 2022, having been born on August 25, 1988, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Billy Ray Cyrus, Tim Burton, Blake Lively, Gene Simmons, Rachel Bilson, Sara Stone, Ally Walker, and many more.

A photo of Clint Smith
A photo of Clint Smith

Clint Smith Family

Who are Clint Smith’s parents?

Clinton Smith III was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to his parents, Clint Smith Jr., and Sheryl Sutton Smith. His parents are not known to the media as he has not revealed any information about them.

Does Clint Smith have siblings?

Smith has not shared any information about his family and his siblings are not known to the media.

Clint Smith Education

Smith attended Benjamin Franklin High School, where he studied for three years. He then transferred to the Awty International School in Houston, Texas. He attended the school in his senior year as he and his family fled New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. Smith then joined Davidson College, where he graduated with a B.A. in English in 2010. Later, he joined Harvard University, where he graduated with a Ph. D.

Clint Smith Spouse

Smith is currently married to his loving and supportive wife, Ariel. The couple resides in Maryland together with their two children.

Clint Smith Kids

Smith and his wife have two children together in their happy marriage. He has not shared any information about his family and children with the media.

Clint Smith Height

Smith has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body, but has not shared any information about his measurements.

Clint Smith’s Net Worth

American professional writer, poet, and scholar Smith has been active from the 2010s to the present. He has gathered an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2023.