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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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Known For

The Simpsons
The Simpsons Lisa Simpson / Grandma Flanders / 'Share my locker' / Alive Character #2 / Angelica Button / Cecile Shapiro / Child at Dentist's / Dil / Eliza Simpson / Estonian Dwarf as Lisa / Francine Rhenquist / Inanimate Carbon Rod #2 / Jake Boyman / Lisa Jr. / Lisa's Guilt / Lisabello / Marge's Friend #1 / Pagan Daughter / Pahasatira Nahasapeemapetilon / Sacajawea / Salieri / Snow White / Surgery Audience / Voice Activated Search Machine / Woman in Queue / Zia Simpson
The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie Lisa Simpson
As Good as It Gets
Herman's Head
Herman's Head Louise Fitzer


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 1989-2018 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson / Grandma Flanders / Lisa's Guilt / ...
- Episode #30.1 (2018) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #29.1 (2017) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #28.22 (2017) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Moho House (2017) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Looking for Mr. Goodbart (2017) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2016 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series)
- WWJD: What Would Jessica Do? (2016) ... Marie
 2016 Planet of the Couches (TV Movie)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 2016 Miles
Mrs. Armstrong
 2016 Offer and Compromise
 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 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 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 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
- Toothless (1997) ... Gatekeeper
 1997 Just Write
 1997 The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 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 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
- Inherit the Bar (1989) ... Louella
- Sam's Dad (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
 1987 The Simpsons: Good Night (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 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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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
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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 | Die Yeard with a Vengeance! | crab noodle


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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In my dreams, I was Rita Hayworth, Kim Basinger. I just wanted to be that long, tall drink of water with flowing blond hair and large blue eyes and cheekbones you could actually see - you know, be that. And I wasn't, so I hated myself. I'd beat myself up, tear myself to shreds. Now I've made peace with it. I don't mind it at all; I'd rather be who I am. It's comfortable. It's me. I got weary of ... See more »


Originally read for the role of "Bart" when auditioning for The Simpsons (1989), but her voice was too high and sounded like a girl, so she lightened her voice up a little and then auditioned and won the role of "Lisa". Nancy Cartwright had originally read for "Lisa", but was given the role of "Bart" instead. See more »


High pitched, nasal voice See more »

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