Jean Smart

Jean Smart

Highest Rated: 94% Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Lowest Rated: 13% Life Itself (2018)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1951

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

Film, television and stage actress Jean Smart first besotted viewers with her role as ditzy Southerner Charlene on the popular sitcom "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-1993), but her biggest critical successes came well after her departure from the show in 1991, during which she far surpassed the successes of her slightly more flamboyant co-stars, Annie Potts, Dixie Carter and Delta Burke. Smart was a Tony Award-nominated Broadway performer, critically acclaimed for her comedy and classical dramatic performances, and earned an Independent Spirit Award for her supporting role in the art house drama "Guinevere" (1998). A Hollywood anomaly, Smart's career continued to heat up after the age of 50, when the in-demand TV guest star earned an Emmy win for her appearances on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) and a pair of nominations for portraying a memorably non-traditional First Lady on the gritty actioner "24" (Fox, 2001-10). Coming off her "24" success, the ever-versatile actress was again embraced by sitcom audiences for her outrageous supporting role opposite Christian Applegate on "Samantha Who?" (ABC, 2007-09) and impressed critics with her dramatic work as the no-nonsense governor of Hawaii on the hit reboot "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 2010- ), proving that, at least for this particular actress, the parts just kept coming with each passing year.

Highest rated movies

Garden State
Guinevere
A Simple Favor
Hope Springs
Project X
Mistress
Youth in Revolt
I Heart Huckabees

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babylon Elinor St. John (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrating Betty White: America's Golden Girl Self - 2022
60% No Score Yet Wildflower Peg (Character) - 2022
21% 78% Senior Moment Caroline Summers (Character) $41.6K 2021
30% 31% Superintelligence President Monahan (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 58% A Shoe Addict's Christmas Charlie (Character) - 2018
40% 60% Brampton's Own Judy (Character) - 2018
13% 83% Life Itself Linda Dempsey (Character) $4.1M 2018
84% 73% A Simple Favor Margaret McLanden (Character) $53.5M 2018
No Score Yet 69% Awaken the Shadowman Evette (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Ed Laid Hooker (Character) - 2016
52% 76% The Accountant Rita Blackburn (Character) $86.2M 2016
No Score Yet 40% Warren Claire Cavanee (Character) - 2014
25% 36% Miss Meadows Mother Meadows (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 62% Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 52% When Calls the Heart Frances Tunnecliffe (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 71% Waking Dr. Hinton (Character) - 2013
75% 55% Hope Springs Eileen (Character) $63.5M 2012
No Score Yet 57% William & Catherine: A Royal Romance HRH Camilla (Character) - 2011
47% 36% Barry Munday Carol Munday (Character) - 2010
66% 52% Youth in Revolt Estelle Twisp (Character) $15.3M 2009
No Score Yet 33% Hero Wanted Melanie McQueen (Character) - 2008
28% 28% Lucky You Michelle (Character) $5.8M 2007
No Score Yet 73% Kim Possible: So the Drama Dr. Ann Possible (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 63% Balto III: Wings of Change Stella (Voice) - 2004
63% 75% I Heart Huckabees Mrs. Hooten (Character) $12.8M 2004
86% 88% Garden State Carol (Character) $26.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Married Christmas Ellen Griffin (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 67% Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong Candice DeLong (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 32% Audrey's Rain Audrey Walker (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 69% Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Dr. Ann Possible (Voice) - 2003
34% 49% Bringing Down the House Kate (Character) $132.5M 2003
38% 78% Sweet Home Alabama Stella Kay (Character) $127.2M 2002
No Score Yet 69% Kim Possible: The Secret Files Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's The Kid Deirdre Lafever (Character) $69.7M 2000
29% 27% Snow Day Laura Brandston (Character) $60.0M 2000
86% 54% Guinevere Deborah Sloane (Character) $614.2K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever Fabulous Loreli Daly (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 18% Change of Heart Elaine Marshall (Character) - 1998
27% 56% Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II Holly (Character) $18.9M 1998
No Score Yet 33% Edie & Pen Wendy the Waitress (Character) - 1996
94% No Score Yet Whisper of the Heart Asako Tsukishima (Voice) - 1995
63% 47% The Brady Bunch Movie Mrs. Dena Dittmeyer (Character) $45.6M 1995
No Score Yet 33% A Stranger in Town Rose (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 33% The Yearling Ora Baxter (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 73% The Yarn Princess Margaret Thomas (Character) - 1994
72% 38% Mistress Patricia Riley (Character) $53.6K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story Aileen Wuornos (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just My Imagination Pally Thompson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Other Side of Love Cathy (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 62% Locked Up: A Mother's Rage Cathy (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Seduction in Travis County Karen (Character) - 1991
74% 56% Project X Dr. Criswell (Character) $16.0M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fight for Jenny Valerie Thomas (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 83% Fire With Fire Sister Maria (Character) $3.3M 1986
54% 41% Flashpoint Doris (Character) - 1984
33% 37% Protocol Ella (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2022
100% 88% Hacks Deborah Vance (Character) 2021-2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020 2022
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2021
95% 94% Mare of Easttown Helen (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019 2021
96% 56% Watchmen Laurie Blake (Character) 2019
78% 73% Dirty John Arlane Hart (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 100% Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
91% 86% Legion Melanie Bird (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Food Fight Contestant 2016
93% 84% Fargo Floyd Gerhardt (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 46% Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
58% 60% The McCarthys Lydia (Guest Star) 2015
90% 91% Halt and Catch Fire LouLu Lutherford (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Bess (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2012
43% 37% Harry's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
0% 50% $..! My Dad Says Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
77% No Score Yet Samantha Who? Regina Newly (Character) 2007-2009
No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Miriam Bullock (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet 86% Kim Possible Dr. Possible (Voice) 2002-2007
87% 87% 24 Martha Logan (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2006-2007
0% No Score Yet Center of the Universe Kate Barnett (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 91% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1997 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2004
8% No Score Yet In-Laws Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
44% No Score Yet The Oblongs Pickles Oblong (Voice) 2001-2002
95% 94% Frasier Lorna Lynley (Guest Star) 2000-2001
33% No Score Yet Style & Substance Unknown (Character) 1998
40% No Score Yet High Society Unknown (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett Sally Brewton (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Charlene Frazier Stillfield (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1986-1991
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Ellen Slater (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight, Beantown Darlene (Guest Star) 1983