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Jean Smart

Seattle native Jean Smart was born on September 13, 1951. 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 performed in "Much Ado About Nothing," among others. During this time she built up a strong resume in regional ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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24 Martha Logan
Garden State
Garden State Carol
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama Stella Kay Perry
Youth in Revolt
Youth in Revolt Estelle Twisp


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 2018 Dirty John (TV Series) (pre-production)
Arlane Hart
  Senior Moment (post-production)
Caroline Summers
 2018 A Simple Favor (post-production)
Mrs. McLanden
 2017-2018 Legion (TV Series)
Dr. Melanie Bird
 2018 Awaken the Shadowman
 2017 Veep (TV Series)
Imogene Walsh
 2017 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
 2016 The Accountant
Rita Blackburn
 2016 Bad Internet (TV Series)
President Powers
 2016 Getting Ed Laid (Short)
 2015-2016 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (TV Series)
Katherine Miller
 2015 Fargo (TV Series)
Floyd Gerhardt
 2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
 2015 Highly Evolved Human (TV Series)
 2014-2015 Sirens (TV Series)
Nora Farrell / Johnny's Mother
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Arlene Willy-Weller
 2014 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series)
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)
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
 2013/I Waking
Dr. Hinton
 2012 The Smart One (TV Movie)
Helen Swann
 2012 The Flipside (TV Series short)
 2012 Hope Springs
Eileen, Kay's Friend
 2011-2012 Harry's Law (TV Series)
D.A. Roseanna Remmick
 2011 Family Practice (TV Movie)
Barbara Foote
 2011 William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (TV Movie)
HRH Camilla
 2010-2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Governor Pat Jameson
 2011 $#*! My Dad Says (TV Series)
Rosemary Pernworth
 2010 Life as We Know It
Holly's Mother (uncredited)
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Gillian Tucker
 2010 Barry Munday
Carol Munday
 2009 Woke Up Dead (TV Series)
Meryl Greene
 2009 Youth in Revolt
Estelle Twisp
 2007-2009 Samantha Who? (TV Series)
Regina Newly
 2008 American Dad! (TV Series)
Miriam Bullock
 2008 Hero Wanted
Melanie McQueen
 2007 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Louise Elizabeth Sawyer / Maytag Repairman's Wife / Leonard's Wife
 2002-2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Dr. Ann Possible / TV Trash Heap Executive #1 / Tutor Woman
 2007 Lucky You
Michelle Carson
 2006-2007 24 (TV Series)
Martha Logan
 2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama (TV Movie)
Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
 2004-2005 Center of the Universe (TV Series)
Kate Barnett
 2004 A Very Married Christmas (TV Movie)
Ellen Griffin
 2004 Balto III: Wings of Change (Video)
Stella (voice)
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mrs. Hooten
 1997-2004 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Reba Heyerdahl / Phoebe's Mother
 2000-2004 The District (TV Series)
Detective Sherry Regan
 2004 Garden State
 2002-2003 In-Laws (TV Series)
Marlene Pellet
 2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (TV Movie)
Dr. Ann Possible (voice)
 2003 Audrey's Rain (TV Movie)
Audrey Walker
 2000-2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Mrs. Foley / Maggie Foley
 2003 Bringing Down the House
Kate Sanderson
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama
Stella Kay Perry
 2001 The Oblongs (TV Series)
Pickles Oblong
 2000-2001 Frasier (TV Series)
Lana Gardner / Lorna Lynley
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
Lorraine Sheldon
 2000 The Kid
Deirdre Lafever
 2000 Snow Day
Laura Brandston
 1999 Forever Fabulous
Loreli Daly
 1999 Guinevere
Deborah Sloane
 1999 Hercules (TV Series)
 1998 Style & Substance (TV Series)
Chelsea Stevens
 1998 A Change of Heart (TV Movie)
Elaine Marshall
 1998 The Odd Couple II
 1996 Undue Influence (TV Movie)
Dana Colby
 1996 Edie & Pen
Wendy the Waitress
 1995-1996 High Society (TV Series)
Ellie Walker
 1995 Mimi wo sumaseba
Asako Tsukishima (English version, voice)
 1995 A Stranger in Town (TV Movie)
 1995 The Brady Bunch Movie
Mrs. Dena Dittmeyer
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Brewton
 1994 The Yearling (TV Movie)
Ory Baxter
 1994 The Yarn Princess (TV Movie)
Margaret Thomas
 1993 The Pink Panther (TV Series)
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Helen Ventrix
 1992 Baby Talk
 1992 Just My Imagination (TV Movie)
Pally Thompson
 1992 Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (TV Movie)
Aileen Wuornos
 1992 Mistress
Patricia Riley
 1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV Movie)
 1986-1991 Designing Women (TV Series)
Charlene Frazier Stillfield
 1991 A Seduction in Travis County (TV Movie)
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Jean Smart
 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
 1984 Maximum Security (TV Series)
Dr. Allison Brody / Deputy Warden
 1984 Protocol
 1984 Single Bars, Single Women (TV Movie)
 1984 Flashpoint
 1984 Piaf (TV Movie)
Marlene Dietrich
 1984 Alice (TV Series)
Nurse Raquel
 1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Ellen Slater
 1983 Reggie (TV Series)
Joan Reynolds
 1983 Teachers Only (TV Series)
 1983 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series)
 1981 Another World (TV Series)
Woman on Bus
 1980 Hoodlums
 1979 Before and After (TV Movie)
Woman Bather
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Stage: Appeared in "Last Summer at Blufish Cove", Los Angeles, CA. NOTE: Won Los Angeles Drama Critics Circl Award for Best Lead Performance. 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 »


Graduated from Ballard High School in Seattle, Washington, in 1969. See more »


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

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