Smith, Yeardley 1964(?)– (Yeardly Smith)

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SMITH, Yeardley 1964(?)
(Yeardly Smith)


Full name, Martha Maria Yeardley Smith; born July 3, 1964 (some sources cite 1965), in Paris, France; daughter of Joseph Yeardley (a journalist) and Martha (a gallery worker) Smith; married Christopher Grove, 1990 (divorced, 1992). Avocational Interests: Writing, painting.

Addresses: Agent Bresler, Kelly & Associates, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 352, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Career: Actress. Voice work appears in television commercials.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award (with others), outstanding voiceover performance, 1992, for The Simpsons.


Television Appearances; Series:

Louella, Brothers, Showtime, 19841989.

Voice of Lisa Simpson in "The Simpsons" animated segments, The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 19871989.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1989.

Louise Fitzer, Herman's Head, Fox, 19911994.

Marlene, Dharma & Greg, ABC, 19971999, 20012002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gatekeeper, "Toothless," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jenny Skinner (narrator), "Mom's on Strike," ABC After-school Specials, ABC, 1984.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons Christmas Special (animated; also known as Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire ), Fox, 1989.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1990.

Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

Herself, The Simpsons: America's First Family, Fox and BBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Betty Ann Cooper, "Fear of Floating," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986.

Bonita Rokeke, "Where's There's Smoke," Mama's Family, NBC, 1986.

Jane Rice Burroughs, "The Problem of the Missing Monkey," Mathnet, broadcast on Square One Television, PBS, 1987.

Phoebe Cramer, "Miles' Big Adventure," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989.

Tracy Cole, "The Me Nobody Knows," Sydney, CBS, 1990.

"Am I Not Your Stiff?," Likely Suspects, Fox, 1992.

Herself, Night after Night, 1992.

Sally, "Just for Laughs," Empty Nest, NBC, 1994.

Hey Hey, It's Saturday, Nine Network, 1994.

Miss Gross, "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog," Teen Angel, ABC, 1997.

Mrs. Rawlings, "Dumbstruck," Smart Guy, The WB, 1997.

The Pet Shop, Animal Planet, 1997.

Mallory, "Intellectual Property," Sports Night, ABC, 1998.

Stevie Strong, "Crosstalk," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges ), CBS, 1999.

Ruby (palm reader), "Ms. Fortune," Becker, CBS, 2003.

Herself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003.

"Snow Bound," The Fairly OddParents (animated; also known as The Fairly Odd Parents ), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Herself, "Stupid and Stupider," SuperSecret Movie Rules, VH1, 2004.

Herself, Best Week Ever, VH1, 2004.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including The New Gidget, syndicated. Contributed voices to episodes of animated series, including the voices of Maggie Simpson and Lisa, Jr., The Simpsons, Fox; voice of baby Lisa Simpson, The Cartoons Characters Babies; voice of first girl, "Gender," Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?; and as the voice of Lisa Simpson in The Adventures of Milhouse!, The AllNew Hollywood Jam Power Hour, Ash Visits Bikini Bottom, The Best of Hollywood Jam!, The Big Game XXI, A Big Histeria Crossover Party 3: The Summer Party, Cartoon Madness, Cartoon World, Hollywood Jam, Hollywood Jam: The Series, Hollywood Jam Cartoon Kit, A Hollywood Jam Christmas, The Hollywood Jam Kit, Hollywood Jam Power Pack, Hollywood Jam Stole the Villains, House of Toons, Mickey's Toontown USA, NonStop Toon Jam, PokeMadness 3000, Powerpuff Girls: Lost in Time, Toon Jam, Toon Jam Power Pack, and The Weakest Cartoon Link.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jill, The Recovery Room, CBS, 1985.

Paula Bennett, Tickets, Please, CBS, 1988.

Film Appearances:

Cathleen, Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys ), TriStar, 1985.

Putter, The Legend of Billie Jean, TriStar, 1985.

Connie, Maximum Overdrive, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

(Scenes cut) Journey to the Center of the Earth, Cannon, 1986.

Cheerleader, Three O'Clock High, Universal, 1987.

(As Yeardly Smith) Bonnie Cleator, Ginger Ale Afternoon (also known as Gingerale Afternoon ), Skouras Pictures, 1989.

Cootz, Listen to Me, Columbia, 1989.

(Scenes cut) SheDevil, Orion, 1989.

Karen, Zwei Frauen (also known as Silence Like Glass ), 1989, dubbed version, Moviestore Entertainment, 1990.

Nancy, City Slickers, Columbia, 1991.

Miss Drum (researcher), Toys, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Voice of Cecilia Nuthatch, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (animated), MCA/Universal, 1993.

(Scenes cut) I'll Do Anything, Columbia, 1994.

(Uncredited) Woman, Jingle All the Way, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1996.

Jackie Simpson, As Good as It Gets (also known as Old Friends ), Columbia/TriStar, 1997.

Lulu, Just Write, Heartland Film Releasing, 1997.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, Bart Wars, the Simpsons Strike Back (animated; video), Twentieth CenturyFox Home Video, 1999.

(In archive footage) Voice of Lisa Simpson, CyberWorld (animated short film), IMAX Corporation, 2000.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, Hollywood Jam: Back in ActionThe Movie (animated), 2002.

Also appeared as voice of Lisa Simpson in The American Hollywood Jam, Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue 2000!, Hollywood Jam: The Movie, Hollywood Jam's Greatest Hits, House of Toons LIVE!, Mickey & Bugs' Cartoon Magic, Rapsheeba Strikes Out, The Search for Harry Potter, TBZ the MovieIt's Still Time, and Timon & Pumbaa: The Movie.

Stage Appearances:

The Imaginary Invalid, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, c. 1982.

On the Razzle, Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, Washington, DC, c. 1982.

Debbie, The Real Thing, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, c. 19841985.

Esther, Boys and Girls/Men and Women, Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, 1987.

Mary Featherstone, How the Other Half Loves, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1988.

Yeardley Smith: More (solo show; also known as More ), Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Appeared as Tinkerbell, Peter Pan (musical), Washington, DC area; performer in a musical comedy revue at the New Playwrights Theatre, Washington, DC; appeared in other stage productions, including productions at the Kenyon Festival Theater, Gambier, OH.



(With others) The Simpsons Sing the Blues, Geffen, 1990.

Video Games:

Voice of Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons: Virtual Spring-field, Fox Interactive, 1997.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons Road Rage, Nintendo, 2001.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons Wrestling, Nintendo, 2001.

Voice of Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, Vivendi Universal Games, 2003.

Also voice of Lisa Simpson in Hollywood Jam 3D: Game Over.


"The Rainy Season," Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Vol. 1, by Stephen King, HighBridge Audio, 1993.


Stage Plays:

Yeardley Smith: More (solo show; also known as More ), Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Writings; Other:

"The Race," Just Humor Me: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Women Writers, Lyricists, Playwrights, and Cartoonists, compiled by Nancy Davis, Park Lane Press, 1997.

Contributor to periodicals, including the Washington Post.

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