Jean Smart

Jean Smart

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1951-09-13 (71 years old)

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Biography

Jean Elizabeth Smart (born September 13, 1951) is an American actress. After beginning her career in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, she appeared on Broadway in 1981 as Marlene Dietrich in the biographical play Piaf. Smart was later cast in a leading role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women, in which she starred from 1986 to 1991. Smart was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the 2000 Broadway revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner, and she received two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Lana Gardner on the NBC sitcom Frasier (2000–01). She won a third Emmy Award for her supporting role as Regina Newley on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? (2007–09). She also portrayed Martha Logan on the action drama series 24 (2006–07). Smart is also known for her recurring voice role in Kim Possible (2002–2007). In the past decade Smart has seen a resurgence acting in television series, such as FX's Fargo (2015) and Legion (2017–2019), both created by Noah Hawley, as well as in the HBO projects Watchmen (2019), Mare of Easttown, and Hacks (both 2021), the latter three earning her Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with Hacks winning her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy. Smart's film credits include The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Garden State (2004), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Youth in Revolt (2009), The Accountant (2016), and A Simple Favor (2018). She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Guinevere (1999).

Personal Life

Smart was married to actor Richard Gilliland, whom she met while working on the set of Designing Women (he played J.D. Shackelford, the boyfriend of Annie Potts's character, Mary Jo Shively). They have two sons, Connor Douglas (born 1989) and Forrest (adopted from China in May 2009). Gilliland played Captain Stan Cotter on 24 while Smart later played First Lady Martha Logan on the same series. Gilliland died after a brief illness in March 2021.

Early Life

Smart was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Kathleen Marie "Kay" (Sanders) and Douglas Alexander Smart, a teacher. She is the second of four children. Smart was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 13 years old. Her father was a first-generation Scottish-American. On Season 10 of the television show Who Do You Think You Are?, Smart discovered she is a maternal descendant of Dorcas Hoar, one of the last women convicted of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.She is a 1969 graduate of Ballard High School in Seattle; it was there that she gained an interest in acting in the drama program. She graduated from the University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program with a BFA. Smart is a member of the University of Washington chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Filmography

All 102

Movies 62

TV Shows 40

Voice 5

Self 2

Elinor St. John
Babylon (2022)

Babylon (2022)

Movie
Actress
Wildflower (2022)

Wildflower (2022)

Movie
Deborah Vance
Hacks (2021)

Hacks (2021)

TV Show
Helen Fahey
Mare of Easttown (2021)

Mare of Easttown (2021)

TV Show
10
Caroline Summers
Senior Moment (2021)

Senior Moment (2021)

Movie
6.4
President Monahan
Superintelligence (2020)

Superintelligence (2020)

Movie
Laurie Blake
Watchmen (2019)

Watchmen (2019)

TV Show
6.69
Arlane Hart
Dirty John (2018)

Dirty John (2018)

TV Show
6
Charlie
A Shoe Addict's Christmas (2018)

A Shoe Addict's Christmas (2018)

Movie
6
Judy
Brampton's Own (2018)

Brampton's Own (2018)

Movie
Linda Dempsey
Life Itself (2018)

Life Itself (2018)

Movie
The Woman
The Messenger (2018)

The Messenger (2018)

Movie
Margaret McLanden
A Simple Favor (2018)

A Simple Favor (2018)

Movie
6.35
Depression Kitty (voice)
Big Mouth (2017)

Big Mouth (2017)

TV Show
6.48
Evette
Awaken the Shadowman (2017)

Awaken the Shadowman (2017)

Movie
Dr. Melanie Bird / Melanie Bird
Legion (2017)

Legion (2017)

TV Show
5.36
Rita Blackburn
The Accountant (2016)

The Accountant (2016)

Movie
5.93
The Hooker
Getting Ed Laid (2016)

Getting Ed Laid (2016)

Movie
Carnie
Angie Tribeca (2016)

Angie Tribeca (2016)

TV Show
6
Missing (2014)

Missing (2014)

Movie
Mother Meadows
Miss Meadows (2014)

Miss Meadows (2014)

Movie
Floyd Gerhardt
Fargo (2014)

Fargo (2014)

TV Show
5.85
Nora Farrell
Sirens (2014)

Sirens (2014)

TV Show
Claire Cavanee
Warren (2014)

Warren (2014)

Movie
Frances Tunnecliffe
When Calls the Heart (2013)

When Calls the Heart (2013)

Movie
Claire
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)

Movie
Dr. Hinton
Waking (2013)

Waking (2013)

Movie
Eileen, Kay's Friend
Hope Springs (2012)

Hope Springs (2012)

Movie
HRH Camilla
William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (2012)

William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (2012)

Movie
Roseanna Remmick
Harry's Law (2011)

Harry's Law (2011)

TV Show
7
Helen Berenson
Life As We Know It (2010)

Life As We Know It (2010)

Movie
6.16
Rosemary Pernworth
$#*! My Dad Says (2010)

$#*! My Dad Says (2010)

TV Show
6
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)

Hawaii Five-0 (2010)

TV Show
5.89
Bess
Hot in Cleveland (2010)

Hot in Cleveland (2010)

TV Show
8
Carol Munday
Barry Munday (2010)

Barry Munday (2010)

Movie
Estelle Twisp
Youth in Revolt (2009)

Youth in Revolt (2009)

Movie
Melanie McQueen
Hero Wanted (2008)

Hero Wanted (2008)

Movie
6
Regina Newly
Samantha Who? (2007)

Samantha Who? (2007)

TV Show
6.08
Michelle Carson
Lucky You (2007)

Lucky You (2007)

Movie
Gillian Tucker
Psych (2006)

Psych (2006)

TV Show
6.27
Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005)

Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005)

Movie
5.67
Ellen Griffin
A Very Married Christmas (2004)

A Very Married Christmas (2004)

Movie
Kate Barnett
Center of the Universe (2004)

Center of the Universe (2004)

TV Show
Mrs. Hooten
I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

Movie
10
Carol
Garden State (2004)

Garden State (2004)

Movie
3.9
Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time (2003)

Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time (2003)

Movie
5
Mimi
Arrested Development (2003)

Arrested Development (2003)

TV Show
5.88
Candice DeLong
Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong (2003)

Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong (2003)

Movie
Audrey Walker
Audrey's Rain (2003)

Audrey's Rain (2003)

Movie
Kate Sanderson
Bringing Down the House (2003)

Bringing Down the House (2003)

Movie
6
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Stella Kay
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Movie
6.53
Marlene Pellet
In-Laws (2002)

In-Laws (2002)

TV Show
Dr. Ann Possible / Additional Voices / TV Trash Heap Executive #1
Kim Possible (2002)

Kim Possible (2002)

TV Show
6.2
Martha Logan
24 (2001)

24 (2001)

TV Show
6.27
Pickles Oblong
The Oblongs (2001)

The Oblongs (2001)

TV Show
6
Detective Sherry Regan
The District (2000)

The District (2000)

TV Show
Lorraine Sheldon
The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)

The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)

Movie
Maggie Foley (voice)
Static Shock (2000)

Static Shock (2000)

TV Show
5.67
Deirdre Lefever
The Kid (2000)

The Kid (2000)

Movie
3.4
Laura Brandston
Snow Day (2000)

Snow Day (2000)

Movie
Loreli Daly
Forever Fabulous (1999)

Forever Fabulous (1999)

Movie
Deborah Sloane
Guinevere (1999)

Guinevere (1999)

Movie
Elaine Marshall
Change of Heart (1998)

Change of Heart (1998)

Movie
Holly
The Odd Couple II (1998)

The Odd Couple II (1998)

Movie
Chelsea Stevens
Style & Substance (1998)

Style & Substance (1998)

TV Show
Self - Guest / Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Hey Arnold! (1996)

Hey Arnold! (1996)

TV Show
7.8
Dana Colby
Undue Influence (1996)

Undue Influence (1996)

Movie
Wendy the Waitress
Edie & Pen (1996)

Edie & Pen (1996)

Movie
Ellie Walker
High Society (1995)

High Society (1995)

TV Show
Rose
A Stranger in Town (1995)

A Stranger in Town (1995)

Movie
Mrs. Dena Dittmeyer
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

Movie
4.97
Sally Brewton
Scarlett (1994)

Scarlett (1994)

TV Show
6
Ory Baxter
The Yearling (1994)

The Yearling (1994)

Movie
Margaret Thomas
The Yarn Princess (1994)

The Yarn Princess (1994)

Movie
Lorna Lynley / Lana Gardner
Frasier (1993)

Frasier (1993)

TV Show
5.35
Kate
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Movie
4.77
Helen Ventrix (voice)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

TV Show
5.56
Patricia Riley
Mistress (1992)

Mistress (1992)

Movie
6
Aileen Wuornos
Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992)

Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992)

Movie
Cathy
Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)

Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)

Movie
Karen
A Seduction in Travis County (1991)

A Seduction in Travis County (1991)

Movie
Self - Guest
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV Show
Dr. Criswell
Project X (1987)

Project X (1987)

Movie
Valerie Thomas
A Fight for Jenny (1986)

A Fight for Jenny (1986)

Movie
Charlene Frazier Stillfield
Designing Women (1986)

Designing Women (1986)

TV Show
6
Sister Maria
Fire with Fire (1986)

Fire with Fire (1986)

Movie
Lime Street (1985)

Lime Street (1985)

TV Show
Ella
Protocol (1984)

Protocol (1984)

Movie
8
Virge
Single Bars, Single Women (1984)

Single Bars, Single Women (1984)

Movie
Dr. Allison Brody
Maximum Security (1984)

Maximum Security (1984)

TV Show
Marlene Dietrich
Piaf (1984)

Piaf (1984)

Movie
Doris
Flashpoint (1984)

Flashpoint (1984)

Movie
Joan Reynolds
Reggie (1983)

Reggie (1983)

TV Show
Gloria Blyer
Remington Steele (1982)

Remington Steele (1982)

TV Show
6
Shari
Teachers Only (1982)

Teachers Only (1982)

TV Show
Carol
Hoodlums (1980)

Hoodlums (1980)

Movie
Woman Bather
Before and After (1979)

Before and After (1979)

Movie
The Facts of Life (1979)

The Facts of Life (1979)

TV Show
2
Alice (1976)

Alice (1976)

TV Show
7.17
Miss Macy
Miss Macy

Miss Macy

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.25
Based on 3.23 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1976
1994
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1951-09-13 (71 years old)

Place of birth
Seattle, United States of America

Spouse
Richard Gilliland

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Jean E. Smart, Jean Elizabeth Smart, 진 스마트

Awards
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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