Recalling her early life, box-heat face Lady Smith was born in San Francisco, California, and raised up in Menlo Park. Her date of birth is November 8, 1967. Courtney was born from a computer market researcher Walter Smith, and a therapist Lora Thorne. As siblings, she has an elder sister Jennifer, who works as an advertising executive. Smith graduated from Tamalpais High School. Smith studied acting at the Ensemble Theatre Company.