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Yeardley Smith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yeardley Smith (born July 3, 1964) is a French born American actress, voice artist, writer and painter. She is best known for her long-running role as Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. She was born in Paris, France and moved with her family to Washington, D.C. in 1966. As a child, Smith was often mocked because of her unusual first name and her voice. She became a professional actress in 1982 after graduating from drama school and moved to New York City in 1984 where she appeared in the Broadway production of The Real Thing. Her first film role came in 1985's Heaven Help Us, followed by roles in The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 1986 and received a recurring role in the television series Brothers. In 1987, she auditioned for a role in a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family on The Tracey Ullman Show. Smith intended to audition for the role of Bart Simpson, but the casting director felt her voice was too high so she was given the role of Lisa instead. She voiced Lisa for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, and in 1989, the shorts were spun off into a half hour show called The Simpsons. For her work as the character, Smith received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992. Alongside The Simpsons, Smith acted in the sitcom Herman's Head as Louise, and had recurring appearances as Marlene on Dharma & Greg, and Penny in two episodes of Dead Like Me. She has appeared in several films, including City Slickers, Just Write, Toys and As Good as It Gets. In 2004 Smith performed her own off-Broadway one-woman show entitled More at the Union Square Theatre in New York City. Aside from The Simpsons, Smith has recorded few voice over parts, only commercials and the film We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. Smith starred in and served as executive producer for the independent relationship comedy Waiting For Ophelia, which had its world premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival in April 2009. Smith was married to actor Christopher Grove from 1990 to 1992 and Daniel Erickson from 2002 to 2008. She enjoys writing and painting. During the first season of Herman's Head, Smith taught herself to paint by copying other artists. She released a children's book titled I, Lorelei in 2009 and her story The Race was included in the book Just Humor Me. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yeardley Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 3, 1964 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
34
First Appeared:
In the series ABC Afterschool Special 1972-10-04
Latest Project:
Movie Miles 2016-01-01
Known For
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of CBS Summer Playhouse
Poster of Mathnet
Filmography

Miles (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Mrs. Armstrong
6 1 votes

Tug (2013)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Mom
4 1 votes

8 (2012)

Movie
as Dr. Nancy Cott

New Year's Eve (2011)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Maude
5.6 557 votes

The Wishing Well (2010)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Mary Williams
3.8 2 votes

High School (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Computer Skills Teacher
5.5 37 votes

Virginia (2010)

Drama
Movie
as Mrs. Whitaker
5.9 16 votes

Mad Men (2007)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.8 180 votes

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Lisa Simpson (voice)
6.9 1600 votes

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 1248 votes

Best Week Ever (2004)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Phil of the Future (2004)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
7 8 votes

Dead Like Me (2003)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 65 votes

Family Guy (1999)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 499 votes

Sports Night (1998)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 8 votes

Smart Guy (1997)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 3 votes

Just Write (1997)

Romance Comedy
Movie
as Lulu
3.3 3 votes

Teen Angel (1997)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Miss Gross
6 1 votes

Dharma & Greg (1997)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.6 41 votes

As Good as It Gets (1997)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Jackie Simpson
7.2 689 votes

Likely Suspects (1992)

Series

City Slickers (1991)

Action Adventure Comedy Drama Western
Movie
as Nancy
6.2 174 votes

Herman's Head (1991)

Comedy
Series
as Louise Fitzer
5.9 7 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Lisa Simpson / Various
7.2 705 votes

Murphy Brown (1988)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 17 votes

Mathnet (1987)

Series
as Jane Rice Burroughs

Square One Television (1987)

Series
as Jane Rice-Burroughs

Three O'Clock High (1987)

Comedy
Movie
as Cheerleader
6.7 43 votes

CBS Summer Playhouse (1987)

Series
as Paula Bennett
7 1 votes

The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Lisa Simpson
5.8 4 votes

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Action Drama Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Connie
5.5 126 votes

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

Action
Movie
as Putter
6.8 33 votes

Brothers (1984)

Series
as Louella
9 1 votes

ABC Afterschool Special (1972)

Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes