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Jean Smart

Blonde, buxom and noticeably tall Seattle native Jean Smart was born on September 13, 1951. Not your average-looking ingénue, she earned her stardom taking another route. Attending the University of Washington after high school, she received her BA degree in fine arts. Her first professional season was with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Ones Above (filming)
 2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
- Gerard's Engagement Party (2015) ... Lydia
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Arlene Willy-Weller
- Turnips... North Day... Yes, yes. (2014) ... Arlene Willy-Weller
- Is Soap a Hazardous Substance? (2014) ... Arlene Willy-Weller
 2014 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series)
LouLu Lutherford
- High Plains Hardware (2014) ... LouLu Lutherford
 2014 Miss Meadows
Mother Meadows
 2014 Warren
Claire Cavanee
 2013 Deadline: The Nikki Finke Story (Short)
Nikki Finke
 2013 When Calls the Heart (TV Movie)
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
- Canoga Falls (2013) ... Bess
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
 2013/I Waking
Dr. Hinton
 2012 The Flipside (TV Series short)
 2012 Hope Springs
Eileen, Kay's Friend
 2012 The Smart One (TV Movie)
Helen Swann
 2011 Family Practice (TV Movie)
Barbara Foote
 2010 Life as We Know It
Holly's Mother (uncredited)
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Gillian Tucker
- Chivalry Is Not Dead... But Someone Is (2010) ... Gillian Tucker
 2010 Barry Munday
Carol Munday
 2009 Woke Up Dead (TV Series)
Meryl Greene
- Mother's Day (2009) ... Meryl Greene
 2008 American Dad! (TV Series)
Miriam Bullock
- One Little Word (2008) ... Miriam Bullock (voice)
 2007 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Louise Elizabeth Sawyer / Maytag Repairman's Wife / Leonard's Wife
- Ban on the Fun (2007) ... Louise Elizabeth Sawyer / Maytag Repairman's Wife / Leonard's Wife (voice)
 2002-2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Dr. Ann Possible / TV Trash Heap Executive #1 / Tutor Woman
- Graduation: Part 1 (2007) ... Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
- Clean Slate (2007) ... Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
- Big Bother (2007) ... Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
- Clothes Minded (2007) ... Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
 2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama (TV Movie)
Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
 2004-2005 Center of the Universe (TV Series)
Kate Barnett
- Marathon Woman (2005) ... Kate Barnett
- The New Neighbors (2005) ... Kate Barnett
- If You Love Something Leave It Alone (2005) ... Kate Barnett
- The Work of Art (2005) ... Kate Barnett
 2004 A Very Married Christmas (TV Movie)
Ellen Griffin
 2004 Balto III: Wings of Change (Video)
Stella (voice)
 1997-2004 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Reba Heyerdahl / Phoebe's Mother
- Phoebe's Little Problem/Grandpa's Packard (2004) ... Reba Heyerdahl (voice)
 2003 Audrey's Rain (TV Movie)
Audrey Walker
 2001 The Oblongs (TV Series)
Pickles Oblong
- My Name Is Robbie (2001) ... Pickles Oblong (voice)
- Please Be Genital (2001) ... Pickles Oblong (voice)
- Disfigured Debbie (2001) ... Pickles Oblong (voice)
- Heroine Addict (2001) ... Pickles Oblong (voice)
 2000 Static Shock (TV Series)
Mrs. Foley
- Sons of the Fathers (2000) ... Mrs. Foley (voice)
 2000 Snow Day
Laura Brandston
 1999 Forever Fabulous
Loreli Daly
 1999 Hercules (TV Series)
 1999 Guinevere
Deborah Sloane
 1998 A Change of Heart (TV Movie)
Elaine Marshall
 1996 Undue Influence (TV Movie)
Dana Colby
 1996 Edie & Pen
Wendy the Waitress
 1995 Whisper of the Heart
Asako Tsukishima (English version, voice)
 1995 A Stranger in Town (TV Movie)
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Brewton
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Sally Brewton
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Sally Brewton
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Sally Brewton
 1994 The Yearling (TV Movie)
Ora Baxter
 1994 The Yarn Princess (TV Movie)
Margaret Thomas
 1993 The Pink Panther (TV Series)
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Helen Ventrix
- See No Evil (1993) ... Helen Ventrix (voice)
 1992 Baby Talk
 1992 Mistress
Patricia Riley
 1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV Movie)
 1991 A Seduction in Travis County (TV Movie)
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Jean Smart
- Lights! Camera! Contractions! (1990) ... Jean Smart (uncredited)
 1988 A Place at the Table (TV Movie)
Susan Singer
 1987 Project X
Dr. Criswell
 1986 A Fight for Jenny (TV Movie)
Valerie Thomas
 1986 Fire with Fire
Sister Maria
 1985 Lime Street (TV Series)
 1985 Royal Match (TV Movie)
Princess Katerina
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Gloria Blyer
- Steele in the Chips (1985) ... Gloria Blyer
 1984 Protocol
 1984 Single Bars, Single Women (TV Movie)
 1984 Flashpoint
 1984 Piaf (TV Movie)
Marlene Dietrich
 1984 Alice (TV Series)
Nurse Raquel
- Jolene Is Stuck on Mel (1984) ... Nurse Raquel
 1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Ellen Slater
- Next Door (1984) ... Ellen Slater
 1984 Maximum Security (TV Series)
Dr. Allison Brody / Deputy Warden
- I Never Ran for My Father: Part 2 (1984) ... Dr. Allison Brody
- Cottage Nine (1984) ... Dr. Allison Brody
- Pilot (1984) ... Dr. Allison Brody / Deputy Warden
 1983 Teachers Only (TV Series)
- Loss of Innocence (1983) ... Shari
- Dead Mice Don't Wear Plaid (1983) ... Shari
- Leather and Lace (1983) ... Shari
- Beetlemania (1983) ... Shari
 1983 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series)
- The Source (1983) ... Darlene
 1981 Another World (TV Series)
Woman on Bus
- Episode #1.4361 (1981) ... Woman on Bus
 1980 Hoodlums
 1979 Before and After (TV Movie)
Woman Bather
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(10/00) Stage: Appeared in "The Man Who Came to Dinner" on Broadway (revival). NOTE: Nominatd for Tony Award for Best Actress-Play. See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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We all fantasize about a relationship we'd like to do over or something we'd like to change about our past. I think there are a lot more opportunities for second chances in our lives than we think. See more »


Was married to Richard Gilliland in Designing Women (1986) co-star Dixie Carter's rose garden. See more »


Often portrays divorcees who are libertarian and free-willed (Youth in Revolt, Barry Munday)

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