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Lois Smith was born on November 3, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Lois Arlene Humbert. She is an actress, known for Twister (1996), The Nice Guys (2016) and Falling Down (1993). She was previously married to Wesley Dale Smith. See full bio »
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Known For

Twister
Twister Meg Greene
(1996)
The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys Mrs. Glenn
(2016)
Falling Down
Falling Down D-Fens' Mother
(1993)
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking Helen's Mother
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 The Gettysburg Address (post-production)
Elizabeth Crawford (voice)
 2017 9JKL (TV Series)
Wrong Nana
- Make Thanksgiving Great Again (2017) ... Wrong Nana
 2017 Lady Bird
Sister Sarah Joan
 2017 Younger (TV Series)
Belinda Lacroix
- In the Pink (2017) ... Belinda Lacroix
 2017 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Mrs. Hanson
- The Pot (2017) ... Mrs. Hanson
- The Gun (2017) ... Mrs. Hanson
 2017 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Lucy Game
- The Architect (No. 107) (2017) ... Lucy Game
 2017 Marjorie Prime
Marjorie
 2017 The Affair (TV Series)
Mrs. Gunther
- 307 (2017) ... Mrs. Gunther
 2016 The Comedian
Miriam
 2016 The Nice Guys
Mrs. Glenn
 2015 The Americans (TV Series)
Betty Turner
- Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? (2015) ... Betty Turner
 2015 Run All Night
Margaret Conlon
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Adele Stackhouse
- Thank You (2014) ... Adele Stackhouse
- And When I Die (2011) ... Adele Stackhouse
- Me and the Devil (2011) ... Adele Stackhouse (voice, uncredited)
- Keep This Party Going (2009) ... Adele Stackhouse (uncredited)
- You'll Be the Death of Me (2008) ... Adele Stackhouse
 2013 Two Altars and a Cave (Short)
Helena
 2012 Ruth & Erica (TV Series)
Ruth
- January (2012) ... Ruth
- November (2012) ... Ruth
- August (2012) ... Ruth
- July (2012) ... Ruth
- June (2012) ... Ruth
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ruth
 2011 Roadie
Mom
 2010 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Allison Scavo
- Excited and Scared (2010) ... Allison Scavo
- Let Me Entertain You (2010) ... Allison Scavo
 2010 Please Give
Mrs. Portman
 2010 The Robber Barons of Wall Street (Short)
Newspaper Lady
 2009 Army Wives (TV Series)
Elsie
- As Time Goes By... (2009) ... Elsie
 2009 A Dog Year
Lois Blair
 2008 Killshot
Lenore
 2008 Diminished Capacity
Belle Tyke
 2007 Turn the River
Abby
 2007 ER (TV Series)
Gracie
- Dying Is Easy... (2007) ... Gracie
- Murmurs of the Heart (2007) ... Gracie
- A House Divided (2007) ... Gracie
- Breach of Trust (2007) ... Gracie
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Mrs. Dickerson
- From a Whisper to a Scream (2006) ... Mrs. Dickerson
 2006 Griffin & Phoenix
Dr. Imberman
 2006 Hollywoodland
Helen Bessolo
 2006 Little Fugitive
Social Worker
 2005 Sweet Land
Old Inge
 2005 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mrs. Varick
- Sport of Kings (2005) ... Mrs. Varick
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series)
Fannie
- Factory Girls (2004) ... Fannie
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Rose Sinclair
- Credible Threat (2004) ... Rose Sinclair
 2004 P.S.
Ellie Silverstein
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Betty Bennett
- The Saint (2004) ... Betty Bennett
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Anna Shaw
 2003-2004 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Betsy 'Aunt Betsy' Cramer
- Episode #1.9148 (2004) ... Betsy 'Aunt Betsy' Cramer
- Episode #1.9150 (2004) ... Betsy 'Aunt Betsy' Cramer
- Episode #1.9144 (2004) ... Betsy 'Aunt Betsy' Cramer
- Episode #1.9132 (2004) ... Betsy 'Aunt Betsy' Cramer
- Episode #1.9125 (2004) ... Betsy 'Aunt Betsy' Cramer
 2003 Red Betsy
Helen Rounds
 2003 A Foreign Affair
Ma Adams
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Mildred Mancini
- A Rock and a Hard Place (2002) ... Mildred Mancini
 2002 Minority Report
Dr. Iris Hineman
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rebecca Tolliver
- Competence (2002) ... Rebecca Tolliver
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Lucy Thompson
 2001 Going to California (TV Series)
Beatrice Graf
- Apocalypse Cow (2001) ... Beatrice Graf
 2001 Powder Keg (Short)
Mother
 2001/I The Pledge
Helen Jackson
 2000 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Libby
- When Nina Met Her Parents (2000) ... Libby
 1999 Tumbleweeds
Ginger
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Maude
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Miss Maude
 1998 The Eternal
Mrs. Ferriter
 1997 The Practice (TV Series)
Mary Beth Berluti
- The Civil Right (1997) ... Mary Beth Berluti
 1997 Hudson River Blues
Julia
 1997 Frasier (TV Series)
Moira
 1996 Larger Than Life
Luluna
 1996 Twister
Meg Greene
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Helen's Mother
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Madge Wallace Gates
 1994 Holy Matrimony
Orna
 1993 Missing Persons (TV Series)
Mrs. Halloran
 1993 Falling Down
D-Fens' Mother
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Lou Wheaton
 1992 Deadly Matrimony (TV Movie)
 1992 Keep the Change (TV Movie)
Lureen
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Mama Threadgoode
 1991 Hard Promises
Mrs. Bell
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Mrs. Warren
- The Wedding (1991) ... Mrs. Warren
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ma Joad
- The Grapes of Wrath (1991) ... Ma Joad
 1991 Good Sports (TV Series)
Mrs. Tannen
- Pros and Ex-Cons (1991) ... Mrs. Tannen
 1990 Green Card
Brontë's Parent (Mother)
 1988 Midnight Run
Mrs. Nelson
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Elsie
- Haunting (1988) ... Elsie
 1987 Fatal Attraction
Martha
 1985-1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Dorothy Hermes / Marie Ganucci
- Coal Black Soul (1987) ... Dorothy Hermes
- The Confirmation Day (1985) ... Marie Ganucci
 1987 Black Widow
Sara
 1986 Twisted
Helen Giles
 1986 Adam's Apple (TV Movie)
Dora Adams
 1985 Doubletake (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV Movie)
Mary Neal
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Sara
- Proxy (1984) ... Sara
 1984 Reckless
Mrs. Prescott
 1983 Reuben, Reuben
Mare Spofford
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
Clara
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Margaret
- The Unforgivable Secret (1982) ... Margaret
 1981 The House of Mirth (TV Movie)
Bertha Dorset
 1981 Four Friends
Mrs. Carnahan
 1980 The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (TV Movie)
Cornelia
 1980 Resurrection
Kathy
 1980 Foxes
Mrs. Axman
 1978 Stacey (TV Movie)
Stacey
 1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Anita Cunningham
 1972 Up the Sandbox
Elinore
 1972 Particular Men (TV Movie)
Anne Starr
 1970 Dragon Country (TV Movie)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces
Partita Dupea
 1970 The Way We Live Now
Jane Aldridge
 1970 Somerset (TV Series)
Zoe Cannell (1972-1974)
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Evelyn
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Ella Fitz (1983)
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Jane Wells
- A Pattern of Sundays (1964) ... Jane Wells
 1961-1964 Route 66 (TV Series)
Lucy Brown / Brycie Koseloff / Dana / ...
- Who in His Right Mind Needs a Nice Girl (1964) ... Lucy Brown
- Only by Cunning Glimpses (1962) ... Brycie Koseloff
- Go Read the River (1962) ... Dana
- Incident on a Bridge (1961) ... Anna Volovich
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Libby Clayton
- To Each His Own Prison (1963) ... Libby Clayton
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Eleanor Conrad (1975-1977)
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Esther Terranova
- The Invisible Badge (1962) ... Esther Terranova
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Dawn Garrison
- Strike a Statue (1962) ... Dawn Garrison
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
- The Sisters (1961)
 1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Jenny Musgrave
- When Queens Ride By (1961) ... Jenny Musgrave
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Barbara Dennin
- Men in White (1960) ... Barbara Dennin
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
Lena
- Victory (1960) ... Lena
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hilde Wangel / Julie (in 'Miss Julie')
- The Master Builder (1960) ... Hilde Wangel
- Strindberg on Love (1960) ... Julie (in 'Miss Julie')
 1960 The Master Builder (TV Movie)
Hilda
 1960 Strindberg on Love (TV Movie)
Julie (segment "Miss Julie")
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Cindy
- Cindy's Fella (1959) ... Cindy
 1957-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Cause (1958)
- Molly Morgan (1957)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Felicia Chinik / Jeannie
- Noon on Doomsday (1956) ... Felicia Chinik
- Bring Me a Dream (1956) ... Jeannie
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Oates (1983)
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
 1955 Strange Lady in Town
Spurs O'Brien
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- A Matter of Life (1955)
 1955 East of Eden
Anne
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Barbara Sparling
- Jack Sperling, Forty-six (1954) ... Barbara Sparling
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- The Apple Tree (1953)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Bendarik (1972)
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She acted in John Steinbeck's stage adaptation of "The Grapes of Wrath", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Terry Kinney also in the cast. The crew included Kevin Rigdon (scenic & lighting designer), Michael Smith (original incidental music), and Rob Milburn (sound designer), and Frank Galati (director... See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Parents are William Oren and Carrie Davis Humbert. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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