Yeardley Smith


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Offbeat 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 a ... See full bio »

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The Simpsons Lisa Simpson / Grandma Flanders / 'Share my locker' / Alive Character #2 / Angelica Button / Apple / Bart Simpson / Becky Thatcher / Bessie / Cecile Shapiro / Child at Dentist's / Connie Appleseed / Dil / Eliza Simpson / Estonian Dwarf as Lisa / Francine Rhenquist / Gabriel / Improv Shakespeare Actress 2 / Inanimate Carbon Rod #2 / Jake Boyman / Kate / Lisa Jr. / Lisa's Guilt / Lisabello / Lisanardo da Vinci / Lisandra / Marge's Friend #1 / Pagan Daughter / Pahasatira Nahasapeemapetilon / Sacajawea / Salieri / Siddmartha / Snow White / Surgery Audience / Voice Activated Search Machine / Woman in Queue / Yeardley Smith / Zia Simpson
(1989-2022)
(1986)
The Simpsons Movie Lisa Simpson
(2007)
(1997)

Filmography

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  Possessions (post-production)
Dr. Young
 1989-2022 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson / Grandma Flanders / Bart Simpson / ...
- Episode #34.2 (2022) ... (voice)
- Episode #34.1 (2022) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Poorhouse Rock (2022) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Meat Is Murder (2022) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Marge the Meanie (2022) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2022 When Billie Met Lisa (Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2021 The Simpsons in Plusaversary (Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2021 Balenciaga (Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 2021 The Good, the Bart, and the Loki (Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2020 Gossamer Folds
Phyllis
 2020/I Dear Class of 2020 (Video)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2019 Love & Debt
Allison
 2018 All Square
Beaches
 2017 Mom (TV Series)
Enid
 2016 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series)
Marie
- WWJD: What Would Jessica Do? (2016) ... Marie
 2016 Planet of the Couches (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 2016 Miles
Mrs. Armstrong
 2014-2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Carolyn
- Stanford (2015) ... Carolyn
- Caramel Princess Time (2014) ... Carolyn
 2014/II Dissonance (Short)
Sarah
 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson
- The Simpsons Guy (2014) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2014 Revenge (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Renaissance (2014) ... Phyllis
 2014 The Simpsons Take the Bowl (Video)
Lisa Simpson / Self
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Margaret
- Corpse Bride (2013) ... Margaret
 2012 8 (TV Movie)
Dr. Nancy Cott
 2012 The Simpsons: Tapped Out (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Sprinkles Shorts: Strawberry (Short)
Baker
 2011 New Year's Eve
Maude (segment "Ahern Party")
 2011 The Chaperone
Miss Miller
 2010 Virginia
Mrs. Whitaker
 2010/I Tug
Mom
 2010 Spork
Ms. Danahy
 2010 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Sandy
- The Einstein Approximation (2010) ... Sandy
 2010/I 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 The Miracle of Phil (Short)
Holly
 2008 The Simpsons Ride (Video short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2007 The Simpsons Game (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2007 The Simpsons Movie
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Real Estate Agent
- Dying Inside (2005) ... Real Estate Agent
 2005 Phil of the Future (TV Series)
Mandy Teslow
- Corner Pocket (2005) ... Mandy Teslow
- Double Trouble (2005) ... Mandy Teslow
 2004 The Simpsons' Christmas Message (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
Penny
- Always (2004) ... Penny
- Forget Me Not (2004) ... Penny
 2004 Back by Midnight
Veronica
 2003 The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2003 Becker (TV Series)
Ruby
- Ms. Fortune (2003) ... Ruby
 2002 The Simpsons Film Festival (Video)
Lisa Simpson (various segments) (voice)
 2002 The Simpsons: Skateboarding (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1997-2002 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Marlene
- The Mamas and the Papas: Part 2 (2002) ... Marlene
- The Mamas and the Papas: Part 1 (2002) ... Marlene
- Tuesday's Child (2002) ... Marlene
- The Parent Trap (2002) ... Marlene
- This Diamond Ring (2002) ... Marlene
 2001 Last Dance (TV Movie)
 2001 The Simpsons: Road Rage (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2001 The Simpsons: Wrestling (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 2000 CyberWorld (Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Stevie Strong
- Crosstalk (1999) ... Stevie Strong
 1999 Simpsons Bowling (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1999 Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (TV Series short)
Gert
- Wag the Mouse (1999) ... Gert
 1998 Sports Night (TV Series)
Malory Moss
- Intellectual Property (1998) ... Malory Moss
 1997 As Good as It Gets
Jackie
 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)
Gatekeeper
- Toothless (1997) ... Gatekeeper
 1997 The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1997 Just Write
Lulu
 1996 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - The Original Radio Drama (TV Series)
9D9
- Tatooine Haunts (1996) ... 9D9 (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)
Sally
- Just for Laughs (1994) ... Sally
 1991-1994 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Louise Fitzer
- First Impressions (1994) ... Louise Fitzer
- A Head in the Polls (1994) ... Louise Fitzer
- Absence Makes the Head Grow Fonder (1994) ... Louise Fitzer
- Herm-in the Time of Cholera (1994) ... Louise Fitzer
- Bedtime for Hermo (1994) ... Louise Fitzer
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Cecilia (voice)
 1993 Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie)
Lisa Simpson (segment "Monster in the Mirror") (voice, uncredited)
 1992 Toys
Researcher Miss Drum
 1992 Likely Suspects (TV Series)
 1991-1992 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson
- An African Lullaby by Lillian (1992) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #23.74 (1992) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (1991) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1991 City Slickers
Nancy
 1991 Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV Movie)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1991 The Simpsons (Video Game)
Lisa Simpson (voice, uncredited)
 1990 Bart Simpson: Do the Bartman (Music Video)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1990 Sydney (TV Series)
Tracy Cole
- The Me Nobody Knows (1990) ... Tracy Cole
 1989 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Phoebe Cramer
- Miles' Big Adventure (1989) ... Phoebe Cramer
 1989 Silence Like Glass
Karen
 1987-1989 The Simpsons: Tracey Ullman Shorts (TV Series short)
Lisa Simpson
- T.V. Simpsons (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Maggie in Peril: The Thrilling Conclusion (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Maggie in Peril: Chapter One (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Family Therapy (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Bart of the Jungle (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1987-1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Lisa Simpson
- Episode #3.20 (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #3.14 (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #3.13 (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #3.11 (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
- Episode #3.10 (1989) ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1989 Listen to Me
Cootz
 1989 Ginger Ale Afternoon
Bonnie Cleator (as Yeardly Smith)
 1984-1989 Brothers (TV Series)
Louella
- Wouldn't It Be Nice (1989) ... Louella
- Something Old, Something New (1989) ... Louella
- Big (1989) ... Louella
- Inherit the Bar (1989) ... Louella
- Sam's Dad (1989) ... Louella
 1989 The Simpsons: Family Therapy (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Paula Bennett
- Tickets, Please (1988) ... Paula Bennett
 1988 The Simpsons: Family Portrait (TV Short)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
 1987 Three O'Clock High
Cheerleader
 1987 Mathnet (TV Series)
Jane Rice Burroughs
- The Problem of the Missing Monkey (1987) ... Jane Rice Burroughs
 1987 Square One Television (TV Series)
Jane Rice-Burroughs
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Jane Rice-Burroughs
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Jane Rice-Burroughs
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Jane Rice-Burroughs
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Jane Rice-Burroughs
 1986 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Bonita Rokeke
- Where's There's Smoke (1986) ... Bonita Rokeke
 1986 Maximum Overdrive
Connie
 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)
Jill
 1985 Heaven Help Us
Cathleen
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Jenny
- Mom's on Strike (1984) ... Jenny
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (50 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Produces art for notecards. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Artist F.K.A. Yeardley | CSI Barn-Yeard | Chef Boy-Yeardleeee | 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 | Library Cardley Yeardley Smith | Rhubarbly Smith | Scabby Yeardley Smith | Scudley Smith | Swiss Chardley Smith | Yeard-Sale Smith | Yeardley Psycho Smith | Yeardly Smith | Yeoman of the Guardley Smith | Yowling Yeardley Smith | Yard My Vaark | Die Yeard with a Vengeance! | Laurel and Yeardley | crab noodle

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Dan Grice | See more »

Parents:

Smith, J.Y.
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Her father, J.Y. Smith, who died in 2006, was a longtime obituary writer for The Washington Post. See more »

Trademark:

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

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