Smith grew up in Pensacola, Florida. She received her BFA at the University of Florida before moving to Los Angeles in 2011.
In November 2012, Smith was cast as Michaela on 90210. She appeared in 9 episodes of the fifth season.
Since her role on 90210, Smith has appeared on the television series Parenthood in a major recurring role. She has also guest starred on the television shows Hawaii Five-0, The Tomorrow People, and Stalker.
Smith stars in the upcoming TNT television series Public Morals.