Charise Castro Smith is an American playwright and actress. She is best known for her plays such as Feathers and Teeth and The Hunchback of Seville. She has also written for television shows such as Devious Maids and The Exorcist, as well as appearing in shows such as The Good Wife and Unforgettable. She is a recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship at the New Dramatists in New York, as well as a member of New Georges' the JAM and an alumna of the Ars Nova's Playgroup. She is currently working on commissions from Trinity Repertory Company, Soho Rep and the Humana Festival of New American Plays.