Smiley, Tava 1971–

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Smiley, Tava 1971-


Full name, Tava Michelle Smiley; born October 9, 1971, in Theodosia, MO. Education: University of Missouri, graduated; trained for the stage at Groundlings, Los Angeles.


Agent—Babette Perry, IMG Media, 1640 South Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 216, Los Angeles, CA 90025.


Actress. Fox Movie Channel, celebrity interviewer; appeared in commercials for J. C. Penney department stores, 2002, and Lexus automobiles, 2006.


American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild.


Television Appearances; Series:

Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1993.

The Guilt, 1996.

Becky, Damian Cromwell's Postcards from America, 1997.

Chloe Morgan Ashton, General Hospital, ABC, 1999-2001.

Contestant, "Super Soap Week," Wheel of Fortune, syndicated, 2002.

East Coast correspondent, Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003.

Host, Clean Sweep, The Learning Channel, 2004-2005.

Host, World Premiere, 2005-2006.

Host, I Want That! Kitchens, 2006.

Host of Wild On!, E! Entertainment Television; correspondent for Wild Chicago, WTTW.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Clean Sweep: The Best of the Messed, The Learning Channel, 2004.

Host, Fox Fall Launch Party, Fox, 2005.

Host, Dream Cars, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mary, "All This and Mary Too," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1996.

Jessie McLain, "The Fighting McLains," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997.

Jamie, "Sniper," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1997.

Chloe, "Back from the Dead Again," The Pretender, NBC, 1997.

Gunslinger, "Class Strike," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1998.

Gunslinger, "Blue on Blue," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1999.

Tracy McCabe, "The Big Blue," Baywatch Hawaii, syndicated, 1999.

Dr. Schweiber's mistress, "The Garage Door," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 2000.

Also appeared in episodes of Men Behaving Badly, NBC, and Sunset Beach, Fox.

Television Appearances; Other:

Tyler Jeffers, Timecop: The Berlin Decision (movie; also known as Timecop 2), USA Network, 2003.

Appeared in the pilots In the Loop, The WB, and Sugardaddies, NBC; host of Bullmasters; Inside Tracks; FYE—Soaps, E! Entertainment Television; Skater World; and Style Surrender, Lifetime.

Film Appearances:

Hotel receptionist, One Night Stand, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Herself, 20 Dates, Fox Searchlight, 1999.

Marissa, Crystal Clear (short film), 2000.

The Solid Ones, 2000.

Allysa, A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun, New Concorde Home Entertainment, 2001.

My Life as a Troll, Starfire Productions, 2001.

Emma Cross, Outta Time (also known as The Courier and Out of Time), Pathfinder Pictures, 2002.

Jennifer, Nantucket, Ryan Johnson Productions, 2002.

Receptionist, I Am My Resume (short film), 2003.

(Uncredited) Ghosts of the Abyss (short documentary film; also known as Titanic3D: Ghosts of the Abyss), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2003.

Katherine, Till Death (short film), Big Vig Entertainment, 2004.

Nicky's wife/widow, The Last Shot, Buena Vista, 2004.

Sara, Life Happens (short film), Rocket Dreams, 2006.

Bethany, Hollywood, Cheshire Pictures, 2006.

Nicole, Good Luck Chuck, Lions Gate Films, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Gina, Darkside, Complex Theatre, Hollywood, CA; Rootie, Graceland, New Ivar Theatre, Hollywood, CA; Brenda, Hide Your Love, Complex Theatre; Gwendolyn, The Importance of Being Earnest, William Chrisman Theatre, Independence, MO; Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Fairfield, IA; and Meg, Naked TV, Edgemar Theatre, Santa Monica, CA.



The Making of "Timecop: The Berlin Decision," Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Between Takes: A Look at Life on the "Timecop 2" Set, Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.



Playboy, January, 2001, p. 232.

Stun!, January, 2001, p. 232.


Tava Smiley Official Site,, May 1, 2007.