Smart, Jean 1952(?)–

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SMART, Jean 1952(?)–


Born September 13, 1952 (some sources say 1959), in Seattle, WA; daughter of Douglas (a teacher) and Kay Smart; married Richard Gilliland (an actor), 1987; children: Connor. Education: University of Washington, Seattle, B.F.A., theatre.

Addresses: Publicist—Michael Blake, International Creative Management, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Agent—Untitled Entertainment, 8436 W. 3rd St., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden PR, 335 N. Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress and producer. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Company, member, 1975–77; also member of Hartford Stage Company, Pittsburgh Public Theatre Company, and Intiman Theatre Company.

Awards, Honors: New York Drama Desk Award nomination for the off–Broadway production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, DramaLogue Award, and Los Angeles Drama Desk Award, all for the Los Angeles production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove; Hollywood Women's Press Club Award, Discovery of the Year; Bay Area Critics Award, best actress, 1990, for It Had to Be You; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, 2000, for Guinevere; Emmy Awards, outstanding guest actress in a comedy series, 2000 and 2001, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest female guest, 2001, for Frasier; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, 2001, for The District.


Television Appearances; Series:

Joan Reynolds, Reggie, ABC, 1983.

Shari, Teachers Only, ABC, 1983.

Charlene Frazier Stillfield, Designing Women, CBS, 1986–1991.

Elinore "Elie" Walker, High Society, CBS, 1995.

Chelsea Stevens, Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.

Lorna/Lana Anne Lynley, a recurring role, Frasier, NBC, 2000–2001.

Voice of Pickles Oblong, The Oblongs … (also known as The Oblongs), The WB, 2001.

Voice of Dr. Possible, Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2002.

Marlene Pellet, In–Laws, NBC, 2002.

Kate Pressman, Center of the Universe, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Woman Bather, Before and After, 1979.

Virge, Single Bars, Single Women, ABC, 1984.

Marlene Dietrich, Piaf, E! Entertainment Television, 1984.

Valerie Thomas, A Fight for Jenny, NBC, 1986.

Karen Macguire, A Seduction in Travis County (also known as Blind Judgment), CBS, 1991.

Cathy, Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (also known as Other Side of Love), 1991.

Pally Thompson, Just My Imagination, NBC, 1992.

Narrator, Baby Talk, 1992.

Title role, Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story, CBS, 1992.

Ora Baxter, The Yearling, CBS, 1994.

Margaret Thomas, The Yarn Princess (also known as More Than a Miracle), ABC, 1994.

Kay Tarses (some sources cite Rose), A Stranger in Town, CBS, 1995.

Wendy the waitress, Edie & Pen (also known as Desert Gamble), HBO, 1996.

Elaine Marshall, A Change of Heart (also known as Promises & Lies), Lifetime, 1998.

Audrey Walker, Audrey's Rain, Hallmark Channel, 2003.

Title role, Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong, Lifetime, 2003.

Say When, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nurse Raquel, "Jolene Is Stuck on Mel," Alice, 1984.

Ellen Slater, "Next Door," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1984.

Gloria Blyer, "Steele in the Chips," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984.

"Diamonds Aren't Forever," Lime Street, ABC, 1985.

(Uncredited) Herself, "Lights! Camera! Contractions!," Newhart, 1990.

Voice of Helen Ventris, "See No Evil," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), 1993.

Voice of Phoebe's mother, "Freeze Frame/Phoebe Cheats," Hey Arnold! (animated), 1997.

The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Sherry Regan, "Pot Scrubbers," The District, CBS, 2000.

Mrs. Foley, "Sons of the Fathers," Static Shock, 2000.

Sherry Regan, "A Southern Town," The District, CBS, 2001.

Sherry Regan, "The Agony and the Ecstasy," The District, CBS, 2001.

Sherry Regan, "Fools Russian: Parts 1 & 2," The District, CBS, 2001.

Sherry Regan, "Lost and Found," The District, CBS, 2001.

Sherry Regan, "This Too Shall Pass," The District, CBS, 2002.

Richie's mom, "Power Play," Static Shock, 2002.

The View, 2002.

Voice of tutor woman, "Mind Games," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2002.

Voice of museum tour guide, "Pain King vs. Cleopatra," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2002.

Voice of first cashier, "Low Budget," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of first TV trash heap executive, "The Fearless Ferret," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Richie's mom, "A League of Their Own: Part 2," Justice League Unlimited, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Sherry Regan, "Into the Sunset," The District, CBS, 2003.

Sherry Regan, "Free Byrd," The District, CBS, 2003.

Sherry Regan, "The Kindness of Strangers," The District, CBS, 2003.

Sherry Regan, "A House Divided," The District, CBS, 2003.

Sherry Regan, "D.C. Confidential," The District, CBS, 2004.

Sherry Regan, "Family Values," The District, CBS, 2004.

Sherry Regan, "Something Borrowed, Something Bruised," The District, CBS, 2004.

Also appeared in Goodnight, Beantown, CBS; as voice, Disney's Hercules, ABC and syndicated.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Deputy Warden Allison Brody, Maximum Security, HBO, 1984.

Sally Brewton, Scarlett, CBS, 1994.

Dana Colby, Steve Martini's Undue Influence (also known as Undue Influence), 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Susan Singer, A Place at the Table (also known as The Best Kept Secret, No Children Shall Go Hungry, and A Million Children), NBC, 1988.

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989.

US Magazine—Live at the Emmys, Fox, 1989.

Charlene Frazier Stillfield, The Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour, CBS, 1990.

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991.

Intimate Portrait: Delta Burke, Lifetime, 1998.

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1998.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Lorraine Sheldon, The Man Who Came to Dinner, PBS, 2000.

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001.

Presenter, 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2002.

Voice of Dr. Possible, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

The Designing Women Reunion, Lifetime, 2003.

CBS at 75, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Princess Katerina, Royal Match, CBS, 1985.

Kate Barnett, Center of the Universe, CBS, 2004.

Television Coproducer; Movies:

A Stranger in Town, CBS, 1995.

Film Appearances:

Gangsters (also known as Hoodlums), 1979.

Doris, Flashpoint, TriStar, 1984.

Ella, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984.

Sister Marie, Fire with Fire (also known as Captive Hearts), Paramount, 1986.

Dr. Criswell, Project X, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1987.

Patricia Riley, Mistress (also known as Hollywood Mistress), Rainbow Releasing/Tribeca Productions, 1992.

Kate, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Disney, 1993.

Mrs. Dena Dittmeyer, The Brady Bunch Movie, Paramount, 1995.

Holly, Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II (also known as The Odd Couple II), Paramount, 1998.

Deborah Sloane, Guinevere, Miramax, 1999.

Tiara Tango, 1999.

Laura Brandston, Snow Day, Paramount, 2000.

Deirdre Lefever, The Kid (also known as Disney's The Kid), Buena Vista, 2000.

Loreli Daly, Forever Fabulous, Filbert Steps, 2000.

Stella Kay, Sweet Home Alabama, Buena Vista, 2002.

Kate Sanderson, Bringing Down the House, Buena Vista, 2003.

Mrs. Hooten, I Heart Huckabees, Fox, 2004.

Carol, Garden State, Miramax, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Long Day's Journey into Night, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR, 1975.

Equus, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1976–1977.

Much Ado about Nothing, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1976.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1977.

A Christmas Carol, ACT: A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1977–1979.

Terra Nova, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage/Fairbanks, AL, 1978–1979.

Cat's Play, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1978–1979.

Saint Joan, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1979–1980.

Eve, A History of the American Film, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1979–1980.

Lil, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1980–1981.

A History of the American Film, Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1980–1981.

(Broadway debut) Marlene, Piaf, Plymouth Theatre, 1981.

Babs, Mrs. California, Mark Taper Forum and Los Angeles Public/Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985–1986.

Laughing Wild, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990.

It Had to Be You, Marine's Memorial Theatre, 1991.

Helen Lasker–Masssey/Lady Hammersmith Urbaine Supton Stoat, The End of the Day, 1992.

Lee, Marvin's Room, Tiffany Theatre, 1994.

Nessa, Fit to Be Tied, Playwrights Horizon, New York City, 1996.

Promises, Promises, Freud Playhouse, 1997.

Lorraine Sheldon, The Man Who Came to Dinner (revival), American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Glen Mary Glen Rose—Women Do Men, Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001.

Also appeared as Lil in Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles; Strange Snow, Coast Playhouse.

Major Tours:

It Had to Be You, U.S. cities, 1990–1991.



People Weekly, November 14, 1994, pp. 97–98.

TV Guide, March 11, 1989.


Jean Smart Official Site,, August 22, 2004.