J. Smith-Cameron


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Actress J. Smith-Cameron was born Jean Isabel Smith in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, the daughter of an architect. She was known simply as J. Smith by her fellow students at Florida State University School of Theatre program in the mid-1970s. Despite her age, she made for a completely believable teenage Anne Frank... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Margaret Joan
(2011)
Man on a Ledge Psychiatrist
(2012)
Succession Gerri Kellman
(2018-2021)
(2000)

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 2023 American Tragedies: Waco - The Trials (TV Series) (pre-production)
Lois Roden
 2022 The Year Between
Sherri
 2022/II Vengeance
Sharon Shaw
 -2021 Succession (TV Series)
Gerri Kellman
- All the Bells Say (2021) ... Gerri Kellman
- Chiantishire (2021) ... Gerri Kellman
- Too Much Birthday (2021) ... Gerri Kellman
- What It Takes (2021) ... Gerri Kellman (credit only)
- Retired Janitors of Idaho (2021) ... Gerri Kellman
 2021 White Wedding (Short)
Clementine
 2017-2020 Search Party (TV Series)
Mary Ferguson
- A National Affair (2020) ... Mary Ferguson
- Public Appeal (2020) ... Mary Ferguson
- Psychosis (2017) ... Mary Ferguson
- Hysteria (2017) ... Mary Ferguson
- Denial (2017) ... Mary Ferguson
 2018 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series)
Amy Rutledge
- If I Was an Elf, I Would Tell You (2018) ... Amy Rutledge
 2018 Nancy
Ellen
 2016-2018 Divorce (TV Series)
Elaine Campbell
- Night Moves (2018) ... Elaine Campbell
- Détente (2016) ... Elaine Campbell
- Another Party (2016) ... Elaine Campbell
 2013-2016 Rectify (TV Series)
Janet Talbot
- All I'm Sayin' (2016) ... Janet Talbot
- Happy Unburdening (2016) ... Janet Talbot
- Physics (2016) ... Janet Talbot
- Pineapples in Paris (2016) ... Janet Talbot
- Go Ask Roger (2016) ... Janet Talbot
 2016 No Pay, Nudity
Debra
 2016 Christine
Peg
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Samara Steel
- Restraint (2015) ... Samara Steel
 2015 Everything All at Once (Short)
Susan
 2014 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Alice Millevoi
- Collateral Damage (2014) ... Alice Millevoi
 2012 Man on a Ledge
Psychiatrist
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Diane Eskas
- Educated Guess (2011) ... Diane Eskas
 2011/I Margaret
Joan
 2010-2011 True Blood (TV Series)
Melinda Mickens
- Me and the Devil (2011) ... Melinda Mickens
- I'm Alive and on Fire (2011) ... Melinda Mickens
- Night on the Sun (2010) ... Melinda Mickens
- Hitting the Ground (2010) ... Melinda Mickens
- I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (2010) ... Melinda Mickens
 2010 The Big C (TV Series)
Vivian
- Playing the Cancer Card (2010) ... Vivian
 1992-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Attorney Ward / Linda Drosi / Paula Downing / ...
- Take-Out (2009) ... Attorney Ward
- Blaze (2003) ... Linda Drosi
- Flight (1998) ... Paula Downing
- Severance (1992) ... Ms. Moskowitz
 2008 Canterbury's Law (TV Series)
Elissa Shapiro
- Sweet Sixteen (2008) ... Elissa Shapiro
 2007 Six Degrees (TV Series)
Maggie Newton
- Objects in the Mirror (2007) ... Maggie Newton
- Surstromming or a Slice (2007) ... Maggie Newton
 2001-2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Miss Hill / Trudy Pomeranski
- Endgame (2007) ... Miss Hill
- Poison (2001) ... Trudy Pomeranski
 2006 A Very Serious Person
Carol
 2005 Bittersweet Place
Violet
 2003 K Street (TV Series)
Tommy's Wife
- Week 8 (2003) ... Tommy's Wife
- Week 6 (2003) ... Tommy's Wife (as J. Smith Cameron)
- Week 4 (2003) ... Tommy's Wife
 2000 You Can Count on Me
Mabel
 1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 - Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Barbara Lang
 1999 The Rage: Carrie 2
Barbara Lang
 1998 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Mrs. Howard
- A Midwife's Tale (1998) ... Mrs. Howard
 1997 In & Out
Trina Paxton
 1997 Prix Fixe (Short)
Victoria
 1997 Arresting Gena
Caroline Lee
 1996 Spin City (TV Series)
Lisa
- The Competition (1996) ... Lisa
 1996 The Proprietor
New York - Texans
 1996 The First Wives Club
Miss Sullivan
 1996 Harriet the Spy
Mrs. Welsch
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Avis Griffin
- Sniper: Part 2 (1996) ... Avis Griffin
 1995 Sabrina
Carol
 1995 Let It Be Me
Clarice
 1995 A Modern Affair
Diane
 1995 Mighty Aphrodite
Bud's Wife
 1995 Jeffrey
Sharon (as J. Smith Cameron)
 1994 She Led Two Lives (TV Movie)
Angela Anderson
 1992 That Night
Carol Bloom
 1990-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Ramona Luchesse
- Here's When Life Begins at (1991) ... Ramona Luchesse
- Here's One Way to Fill Every Waking Moment (1991) ... Ramona Luchesse
- Here's a Good Excuse for Missing the Party (1991) ... Ramona Luchesse
 1990 H.E.L.P. (TV Series)
Mrs. Perry
- Fire Down Below (1990) ... Mrs. Perry
 1985-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Natalie Santelli / Susan Foxworth / Vanessa
- The Sins of Our Fathers (1989) ... Natalie Santelli
- Regrets Only (1988) ... Susan Foxworth
- Mama's Boy (1985) ... Vanessa (as J. Smith Cameron)
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Louise Bryant
- Journey Into Genius (1988) ... Louise Bryant
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Ginny
 1985 The Recovery Room (TV Movie)
Dr. Nina Farrell
 1979 Gal Young Un
Elly (as J. Smith)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Nancy Ferris (1984-1985)
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Other Works:

: Played "Gloria" in "Curtain Raiser", a play, "Kathleen" in "Giving Up Smoking", a play and "Mitzi Grade" in "Swing Time", a play, all plays by Elaine May (Biltmore Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Alternate Names:

J. Smith Cameron | J. Smith

Spouse:

Kenneth Lonergan  (1 child)
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Trivia:

Mother, with Kenneth Lonergan, of daughter Nellie Lonergan. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently appears in her husband Kenneth Lonergan's films.

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