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Phyllis Smith is an American actress from Missouri who is known for playing Phyllis Vance from The Office and Sadness from Inside Out. She also acted in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and The OA. She also works for the casting department of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spin City and Roswell. See full bio »

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Known For

Inside Out Sadness
The Office Phyllis Vance / Phyllis Lapin
Bad Teacher Lynn Davies


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 2019 Threat Level Midnight: The Movie (TV Short)
Bachelorette #2
 2016-2019 The OA (TV Series)
Betty Broderick-Allen / BBA - Betty Broderick-Allen / Elizabeth 'Betty' Broderick-Allen
- Mirror Mirror (2019) ... BBA - Betty Broderick-Allen
- Overview (2019) ... BBA - Betty Broderick-Allen
- Magic Mirror (2019) ... BBA - Betty Broderick-Allen
- Treasure Island (2019) ... BBA - Betty Broderick-Allen
- Invisible Self (2016) ... Betty Broderick-Allen
 2017 Nunsense (TV Series)
Sr. Julia, Child of God
- Pilot (2017) ... Sr. Julia, Child of God
 2015 Riley's First Date? (Video short)
Sadness (voice)
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Sadness (voice)
 2015/I Inside Out
Sadness (voice)
 2014 The Middle (TV Series)
Ms. Huff
- The Sinkhole (2014) ... Ms. Huff
 2013 Trophy Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Steinberg
- The Tryst (2013) ... Mrs. Steinberg
- Pilot (2013) ... Mrs. Steinberg
 2005-2013 The Office (TV Series)
Phyllis Vance / Phyllis Lapin
- Finale (2013) ... Phyllis Vance
- A.A.R.M. (2013) ... Phyllis Vance
- Livin' the Dream (2013) ... Phyllis Vance
- Paper Airplane (2013) ... Phyllis Vance
- Stairmageddon (2013) ... Phyllis Vance
 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Flight Attendant
 2011 Butter
 2011 Bad Teacher
Lynn Davies
 2008 The Office: The Outburst (TV Series)
Phyllis Vance
- The Explanation (2008) ... Phyllis Vance
- The Search (2008) ... Phyllis Vance
- The Investigation (2008) ... Phyllis Vance
- The Call (2008) ... Phyllis Vance
 2006 The Office: The Accountants (TV Mini Series short)
Phyllis Lapin
- Phyllis (2006) ... Phyllis Lapin
- The Best Day of My Life (2006) ... Phyllis Lapin
- The Memo (2006) ... Phyllis Lapin
 2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
OA Lady - Marsha
 2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Andy's Mother (uncredited)
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series)
- The Immaculate Election (2005) ... Carla
 1991 The Princess and the Goblin
Narrator (uncredited)
Show Show Casting department (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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(2016, 2019) Has a role in two seasons of Netflix OA.

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In my heart, my first desire was to be a dancer. I always wanted to dance and I danced from the time I was 7 till I was well into my 30s. See more »


She has toured the country as a dancer with a Vaudeville Burlesque show, Able's Baggy Pants Burlesque and the Mercer Brother's show "Giggles Galore, not only as a dancer but a comic skit performer. See more »

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