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Yeardley Smith

Comic actress and voice specialist Yeardley Smith has made a virtue out of her odd looks, small figure and distinctive, child-like nasal tones. Lending vocal life to the animated role of "Lisa Simpson" - the intelligent, caring, saxophone-droning, vegetarian member of the Simpson family - has been her bread-and-butter job for over 20 years. She is... See full bio »

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 2016 Miles (post-production)
Mrs. Armstrong
 1989-2016 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson / Grandma Flanders / Voice Activated Search Machine / ...
- Havana Wild Weekend (2016) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Patriot Games (2016) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- To Courier with Love (2016) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Simprovised (2016) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Fland Canyon (2016) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2014-2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
- Stanford (2015) ... Carolyn
- Caramel Princess Time (2014) ... Carolyn
 2014/II Dissonance (Short)
 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson
- The Simpsons Guy (2014) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2014 Revenge (TV Series)
- Renaissance (2014) ... Phyllis
 2014 The Simpsons Take the Bowl (Video)
Lisa Simpson / Herself
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
- Corpse Bride (2013) ... Margaret
 2012 Stand Up to Cancer (TV Movie)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2012 8 (Video)
Dr. Nancy Cott
 2012 The Simpsons: Tapped Out (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Sprinkles Shorts: Strawberry (Short)
 2011 The Chaperone
Miss Miller
 2010 Virginia
Mrs. Whitaker
 2010/I Tug
 2010 Spork
Ms. Danahy
 2010 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
- The Einstein Approximation (2010) ... Sandy
 2010 High School
Computer Skills Teacher
 2009 The Wishing Well (TV Movie)
Mary Williams
 2009 Mad Men (TV Series)
Nurse Mary
- The Fog (2009) ... Nurse Mary
 2009 Waiting for Ophelia
Caitlin O'Malley
 2008 Miracle of Phil (Short)
 2008 The Simpsons Ride (Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2007 The Simpsons Game (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Real Estate Agent
- Dying Inside (2005) ... Real Estate Agent
 2004 The Simpsons' Christmas Message (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
- Always (2004) ... Penny
- Forget Me Not (2004) ... Penny
 2003 The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2003 Becker (TV Series)
- Ms. Fortune (2003) ... Ruby
 2002 The Simpsons: Skateboarding (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2001 The Simpsons: Road Rage (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2001 The Simpsons: Wrestling (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2001 Last Dance (TV Movie)
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Stevie Strong
- Crosstalk (1999) ... Stevie Strong
 1999 Simpsons Bowling (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1998 Sports Night (TV Series)
Malory Moss
- Intellectual Property (1998) ... Malory Moss
 1997 The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1997 As Good as It Gets
 1997 Teen Angel (TV Series)
Miss Gross
- Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog (1997) ... Miss Gross
 1997 Smart Guy (TV Series)
Ms. Rawlings
- Dumbstruck (1997) ... Ms. Rawlings
 1997 Toothless (TV Movie)
 1997 Just Write
 1996 Jingle All the Way
Woman Who Flirts with Howie (uncredited)
 1996 The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1994 Empty Nest (TV Series)
- Just for Laughs (1994) ... Sally
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Cecilia (voice)
 1992 Toys
Researcher Miss Drum
 1992 Likely Suspects (TV Series)
 1991 Comic Relief IV (TV Movie)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1991 The Simpsons (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 1990 Do the Bartman (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1990 Sydney (TV Series)
Tracy Cole
- The Me Nobody Knows (1990) ... Tracy Cole
 1989 The Simpsons: Family Therapy (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1989 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Phoebe Cramer
- Miles' Big Adventure (1989) ... Phoebe Cramer
 1989 Ginger Ale Afternoon
Bonnie Cleator (as Yeardly Smith)
 1989 Silence Like Glass
 1987-1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson
- Episode #3.20 (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #3.11 (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- The Subway (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Special Skills (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1989 Listen to Me
 1984-1989 Brothers (TV Series)
- Big (1989) ... Louella
- Fantasy in Ebony (1989) ... Louella
- Inherit the Bar (1989) ... Louella
 1988 The Simpsons: Family Portrait (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Paula Bennett
- Tickets, Please (1988) ... Paula Bennett
 1987 Three O'Clock High
 1986 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Bonita Rokeke
- Where's There's Smoke (1986) ... Bonita Rokeke
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Betty Ann Cooper / Good Time Rita
- Fear of Floating (1986) ... Betty Ann Cooper / Good Time Rita
 1985 The Recovery Room (TV Movie)
 1985 Heaven Help Us
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Mom's on Strike (1984) ... Jenny
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"8," special benefit original drama; written by Dustin Lance Black; directed by Joe Mantello; with Bob Balaban (portraying Judge Vaughn Walker); Ellen Barkin (portraying Sandy Stier); Matt Bomer (portraying Jeff Zarillo); Campbell Brown (portraying Broadcast Journalist); Anthony Edwards (portraying Dr. Ilan Meyer); Morgan ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Artist F.K.A. Yeardley | CSI Barn-Yeard | The Canker | The Dentist | Your Name Here | Hoa | The Lizard Queen | Aeeiy Lmrdthys | The Longest Yeardley | Your Mom | The Reaper | Eleanor Roosevelt | Middle Seat/Stand-Up/Coach | The Smith to Nowhere | Grave-Yeardley Smith | Leotard-ley Smith | Scabby Yeardley Smith | Scudley Smith | Yeard-Sale Smith | Yeardley Psycho Smith | Yeardly Smith | Yowling Yeardley Smith | Yard My Vaark | crab noodle


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Personal Quote:

Being a part of "As Good as It Gets" was a great job for me. It was fun taking a bit of a break from playing Lisa Simpson and doing real actual live-action camera work. I enjoyed having the honor of working with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Greg Kinnear. And especially that cute little dog. Overall, I enjoyed working on the film, and I wish I at least got an Oscar nomination. See more »


Of the core 6 Simpsons performers, Yeardley is the youngest. See more »


Best known as the voice of "Lisa Simpson" on the TV show The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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