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Yeardley Smith is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 3 july 1964 at Paris (France)

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith
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Birth name Martha Maria Yeardley Smith
Nationality USA
Birth 3 july 1964 (54 years) at Paris (France)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Yeardley Smith (/ˈjɑrdliː/; born Martha Maria Yeardley Smith; July 3, 1964) is a French–American actress, voice actress, writer, comedian and painter. She is best known for her long-running role as Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons.

She was born in Paris and moved with her family to Washington, D.C., in 1966. As a child, Smith was often teased because of her voice. She became a professional actress in 1982 after graduating from drama school and moved to New York City in 1984 where she appeared in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. She made her film debut in 1985's Heaven Help Us, followed by roles in The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 1986 and received a recurring role in the television series Brothers. In 1987, she auditioned for a role in a series of animated shorts about the Simpson family on The Tracey Ullman Show. Smith intended to audition for the role of Bart Simpson, but the casting director felt her voice was too high, so she was assigned the role of Lisa instead. She voiced Lisa for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, and in 1989, the shorts were spun off into their own half-hour show, The Simpsons. For her work as the character, Smith received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992.

Alongside The Simpsons, Smith appeared in the sitcom Herman's Head as Louise, and had recurring appearances as Marlene on Dharma & Greg and Penny in two episodes of Dead Like Me. She has appeared in several films, including City Slickers, Just Write, Toys and As Good as It Gets. In 2004 Smith performed her own off-Broadway one-woman show entitled More at the Union Square Theatre in New York City. Aside from The Simpsons, Smith has recorded few voice over parts, only commercials and the film We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. Smith starred in and served as executive producer for the independent romantic comedy Waiting For Ophelia, which had its world premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival in April 2009.

Smith was married to actor Christopher Grove from 1990 to 1992 and Daniel Erickson from 2002 to 2008. She enjoys writing and painting. During the first season of Herman's Head, Smith taught herself to paint by copying other artists. She released a children's book titled I, Lorelei in 2009 and her story The Race was included in the book Just Humor Me.

Biography

Smith married English-Canadian actor Christopher Grove in 1990. They were divorced in 1992, citing irreconcilable differences. She married Daniel Erickson in 2002; the marriage lasted for six years and Smith filed for divorce on May 21, 2008, citing once again irreconcilable differences. In a 1997 interview with The Daily Targum, Smith stated "I am shy, but I have an extroverted persona which I can draw on when I need to," and that she is a "private" actress. In 2009 she commented that, "People have said to me that I'm unassuming. It's true, I'm the worst celebrity ever. But I'm trying to become better." Smith had bulimia since she was a teenager. She noted "It would make me high, I would feel endorphins and this great sense of victory."

Smith enjoys writing and painting. During the first season of Herman's Head, Smith taught herself to paint by copying other artists. The book Just Humor Me includes a story, "The Race", written by Smith. She has written a children's book, I, Lorelei, which was published by HarperCollins in February 2009.

In 2011, Smith launched a women's shoe line called Marchez Vous.

Best films

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
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Filmography of Yeardley Smith (24 films)

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Tug
Tug (2013)
, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sam Huntington, Haylie Duff, Zachary Knighton, Sarah Drew, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Yeardley Smith
Roles Mom
Rating65% 3.272223.272223.272223.272223.27222
A small-town guy (Huntington) tries to decide between staying with his current girlfriend (Drew) or going back to his psycho ex (Duff).
New Year's Eve, 1h57
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Nouvel an
Actors Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro
Roles Maude
Rating57% 2.850862.850862.850862.850862.85086
On New Year's Eve, Vice-President of the Times Square Alliance Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is making the final arrangements for the ball drop with the help of her friend Police Officer Brendan (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges). Meanwhile, after being nearly run over by a car and denied a vacation, Ahern Records secretary Ingrid Withers (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and offers the deliveryman Paul Doyle (Zac Efron) tickets for the Ahern Records Masquerade Ball if Paul helps her complete a series of New Year's resolutions before midnight, which he accepts.
The Chaperone, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Herek
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Yeardley Smith, Triple H, Ariel Winter, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Rankin, José Zúñiga
Roles Miss Miller
Rating51% 2.552632.552632.552632.552632.55263
Ray Bradstone (Triple H) is the best wheel man in the business, but he is determined to go straight and be the best parent he can be to his daughter, Sally (Winter), and make amends with his ex-wife, Lynne (Gish). As Ray struggles to find honest work, his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (Corrigan), offers him one last job. He agrees at first, but changes his mind at the last second leaving the crew without a driver. Ray decides instead to serve as a chaperone for Sally's school field trip. When the robbery goes awry, Larue blames Ray and chases the school bus all the way to New Orleans. Ray must deal with Larue, while supervising Sally's class on what becomes one of the craziest school trips ever.
High School, 1h39
Directed by John Stalberg, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis, Matt Bush, Adhir Kalyan, Sean Marquette, Colin Hanks
Roles Computer Skills Teacher
Rating58% 2.900992.900992.900992.900992.90099
High school valedictorian-to-be Henry Burke (Matt Bush) takes his first hit of pot with his ex-best friend Travis (Sean Marquette), only to learn that, due to a spelling bee champion's recent use of marijuana, their high school is conducting a drug test where anyone caught under the influence of anything will be expelled. Travis knows of a psychotic drug dealer, known as Psycho Ed (Adrien Brody), who carries an exclusive kind of pot called "kief", and the two boys steal the stash and intend on getting the whole school high, to invalidate the drug test and save Henry's future. But Psycho Ed is right on their trail and so is Dr. Gordon, the school dean.
Spork
Spork (2010)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Savannah Stehlin, Sydney Park, Rachel G. Fox, Rodney Eastman, Beth Grant, Aria Wallace
Roles Ms. Danahy
Rating68% 3.444223.444223.444223.444223.44422
A 14-year-old girl nicknamed "Spork" is unpopular, mistreated by her classmates, and very soft-spoken. Her next-door neighbor and best friend, known as "Tootsie Roll", is planning on entering the school Dance-Off to win $236 which she would use to visit her father in prison. During a hair-product-related dancing accident, Tootsie Roll injures her ankle and can no longer compete in the competition. Spork rises to the occasion and surprises the whole school by signing up for the Dance-Off.
Virginia
Virginia (2010)
, 1h56
Directed by Dustin Lance Black
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Emma Roberts, Carrie Preston, Toby Jones, Harrison Gilbertson
Roles Mrs. Whitaker
Rating55% 2.7547252.7547252.7547252.7547252.754725
In a small town, mentally unstable Virginia has a two-decade affair with a local married sheriff, Dick Tipton. Her son Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson) acts as her protector. During Emmett's quest for the truth of his father's identity, he begins a relationship with Tipton's daughter Jessie.
The Simpsons Movie, 1h27
Directed by David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Films about families, Politique, White House in fiction
Actors Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
Roles Lisa Simpson (voice)
Rating72% 3.6470553.6470553.6470553.6470553.647055
The film follows the plot of the TV series The Simpsons, focusing on the Simpson family of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), his wife Marge (Julie Kavner), and children Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith), and Maggie, and the town of Springfield.
Back by Midnight, 1h29
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Phil LaMarr, Harland Williams, Randy Quaid, Paul Rodriguez, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Veronica
Rating47% 2.3751852.3751852.3751852.3751852.375185
Dangerfield plays Jake Puloski, a comedic and friendly prison warden who runs a privately owned prison for white-collar criminals and less serious offenders. The trouble starts when Puloski's plans for renovating his rundown prison are ruined by his superior, Eli Rockwood (Randy Quaid), a greedy businessman who inherited the prison from his deceased parents, who rejects his budget request. Rockwood also informs Puloski that his contract as prison warden will not be renewed, which means that Puloski will be forced to retire in two months. This comes at the same time that Rockwood is in the midst of selling his company to the very wealthy Gloria Beaumont (Kirstie Alley). Without the funds for a proper remodeling, Puloski decides to approach the problem by allowing a group of prisoners, Mile-Away (Phil LaMarr), Next-Week (Paul Rodriguez), Jerk-Off (Marty Belafsky), and Ears (Joe Nipote), to leave the prison to burgle a sporting goods store owned by Rockwood (on the condition that they are "back by midnight" before the guard Smitty (Tony Cox) makes his rounds).
Just Write
Just Write (1998)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Jeremy Piven, JoBeth Williams, Wallace Shawn, Alex Rocco, Yeardley Smith
Roles Lulu
Rating63% 3.1964653.1964653.1964653.1964653.196465
Harold McMurphy (Piven) is a Beverly Hills tour bus driver. One day he meets Amanda Clark (Fenn), an up-and-coming actress he falls for. Unfortunately, she mistakes him for a famous screenwriter. In order to romance her, he allows her to believe he is.
As Good as It Gets, 2h12
Directed by James L. Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shirley Knight, Skeet Ulrich
Roles Jackie Simpson
Rating76% 3.848973.848973.848973.848973.84897
Melvin Udall is a misanthrope who works at home as a best-selling novelist in New York City. He suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder which, paired with his misanthropy, alienates nearly everyone with whom he interacts. He avoids stepping on sidewalk cracks while walking through the city due to a superstition of bad luck, and eats breakfast at the same table in the same restaurant every day using disposable plastic utensils he brings with him due to his pathological mysophobia. He takes an interest in his waitress, Carol Connelly, the only server at the restaurant who can tolerate his behavior.
Toothless
Toothless (1997)
, 1h32
Directed by Melanie Mayron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Kirstie Alley, Dale Midkiff, Ross Malinger, Kaley Cuoco, Lynn Redgrave, Eileen Brennan
Rating59% 2.9990452.9990452.9990452.9990452.999045
The movie opens with Katherine Lewis sharing her memory flashes of going to see her dentist, Dr. Green, who took over her beloved father's office after he died. Her father was a dentist as were her paternal grandfather and paternal great-grandfather, who performed dental work on Abraham Lincoln, and she became strongly inspired to become one, too. She would always have perfectly white teeth.
Jingle All the Way, 1h26
Directed by Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Jeu, Christmas films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Hartman, Sinbad, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Jake Lloyd
Rating56% 2.8007252.8007252.8007252.8007252.800725
Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic mattress salesman, who does not find time for his wife, Liz (Rita Wilson), and his 9-year-old son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd) — especially when compared to next door "superdad" divorcee, Ted Maltin (Phil Hartman), who continually puts Howard in a bad light. After missing Jamie's karate class graduation, Howard resolves to redeem himself by fulfilling Jamie's ultimate Christmas wish: getting an action figure of Turbo-Man, a popular children's TV superhero toy that everyone is looking for. Along the way, Howard meets Myron Larabee (Sinbad), a postal worker dad with a rival ambition, and the two soon become bitter competitors in their race for the action figure. During his search, Howard repeatedly runs into Officer Alexander Hummell (Robert Conrad), a police officer who had earlier pulled him over for a traffic violation. After several failed attempts to find the toy in a store, Howard attempts to buy a Turbo-Man from a Mall of America Santa (James Belushi) who is actually the leader of a band of counterfeit toy makers. When he accuses the Santa of undermining the values of Christmas, Howard ends up in a brawl with the gang. He narrowly escapes when the police raid their warehouse and gets out by posing as an undercover detective.
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, 1h12
Directed by Don Bluth, Phil Nibbelink, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Time travel films, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman, Felicity Ann Kendal, Charles Fleischer, Walter Cronkite
Roles Cecilia (voice)
Rating60% 3.048583.048583.048583.048583.04858
The film opens with a trio of young bluebirds harassing their youngest sibling, Buster (Blaze Berdahl). As Buster leaves his family, he meets an intelligent orange T. rex named Rex (John Goodman) playing golf. He explains to Buster that he was once a ravaging dinosaur, and proceeds to tell the story of how he came to become what he is today.
Toys
Toys (1992)
, 1h58
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J, Donald O'Connor
Roles Researcher Miss Drum
Rating50% 2.5012752.5012752.5012752.5012752.501275
Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor), the owner of the Zevo Toy factory in Moscow, Idaho, is dying. He tells his assistant Owen Owens (Arthur Malet) of his desire for the factory to be given to his brother, Lt. Gen. Leland Zevo (Michael Gambon) instead of his son Leslie Zevo (Robin Williams). Even Leland Zevo is unsure of this, pointing out how Leslie has been apprenticed at the toy factory most of his life. Kenneth agrees Leslie loves toys and his work, but his childlike demeanor would not help him to be a successful business leader. Kenneth had even gone to lengths to hire Gwen Tyler (Robin Wright) as a factory worker, believing Leslie would become attracted to her and she would help him to mature.