Davonte Smith was born and raised in New York City. He studied improv at William Paterson University, The Pit, UCB, and The Magnet Theater. He is incredibly thankful to have studied improv from amazing performers & teachers such as Megan Gray, Kevin Cragg, Alex Dickson, Louis Kornfeld, and Rachel Rosenthal. He earned a B.A. in criminal justice from William Paterson University and constantly wonders if that degree was worth all the student debt.