Lois Smith

Lois Smith

Highest Rated: 99% Lady Bird (2017)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 3, 1930

Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, USA

An esteemed, highly-charged and highly-talented player of stage, TV and film, Lois Smith has not always been regular in the visual media, but she has made the chances count. She made her Broadway debut as a high school student in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1952, and her TV debut in the live production of "The Apple Tree" the next year. Smith made an auspicious film debut as the thwarted barmaid Ann in Elia Kazan's "East of Eden" (1955). Although she was eclipsed in the public eye by James Dean and Jo Van Fleet, nevertheless, she was rewarded by the critics. Yet it was not until 1970 that Smith again had a showy film role. Her performance as Partita, Jack Nicholson's sister, in Bob Rafelson's "Five Easy Pieces," won her the National Society of Film Critics' Award as Best Supporting Actress. In 1976, she was the suicidal Anita in Paul Mazursky's cinematic memoir, "Next Stop, Greenwich Village" Film roles followed at the rate of about one per year, but rarely did she get to showcase her abilities until 1995 when Smith was the adult Sophie, still thinking of her years as a swimming champion, in Jocelyn Moorhouse's "How to Make an American Quilt" and Susan Sarandon's mother in "Dead Man Walking." In Jan De Bont's "Twister" (1996), she offered stalwart support as scientist Helen Hunt's aunt while in "Larger Than Life" (also 1996), Smith was a retired circus performer.

Highest rated movies

Lady Bird
Dead Man Walking
The Nice Guys Marjorie Prime
Minority Report
Five Easy Pieces
Truman
Please Give

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 84% Uncle Frank Aunt Butch (Character) - 2020
99% 79% Lady Bird Sister Sarah Joan (Character) $48.9M 2017
90% 61% Marjorie Prime Marjorie (Character) $179.2K 2017
24% 28% The Comedian Miriam (Character) $1.7M 2016
91% 79% The Nice Guys Mrs. Glenn (Character) $36.2M 2016
59% 56% Run All Night Margaret Conlon (Character) $26.5M 2015
36% 67% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Aunt Mel (Character) $51.9M 2012
68% 32% Roadie Mom (Character) $7.6K 2011
87% 64% Please Give Mrs. Portman (Character) $4.0M 2010
No Score Yet 37% A Dog Year Lois Blair (Character) - 2009
29% 28% Killshot Lenore (Character) $17.0K 2009
62% 45% Turn the River Abby (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 40% Little Fugitive Elizabeth (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 78% Griffin and Phoenix Dr. Imberman (Character) - 2006
85% 83% Sweet Land Old Inge (Character) $1.7M 2005
40% 15% The Best Thief in the World Helen (Character) - 2004
56% 89% Iron Jawed Angels Reverend Anna Howard Shaw (Character) - 2004
54% 39% P.S. Ellie Silverstein (Character) $175.4K 2004
46% 37% A Foreign Affair Ma Adams (Character) $25.6K 2003
75% No Score Yet Red Betsy Helen Rounds (Character) - 2003
90% 80% Minority Report Dr. Iris Hineman (Character) $132.0M 2002
78% 59% The Pledge Helen Jackson (Character) $19.7M 2001
82% 65% Tumbleweeds Ginger (Character) $1.3M 1999
33% 25% The Eternal Mrs. Ferriter (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hudson River Blues Julia (Character) - 1997
11% 30% Larger Than Life Luluna (Character) $8.3M 1996
61% 58% Twister Meg Greene (Character) $241.7M 1996
95% 86% Dead Man Walking Helen's mother (Character) $37.1M 1995
63% 63% How to Make an American Quilt Sophia Darling Richards (Character) $23.6M 1995
88% 74% Truman Madge Wallace Gates (Character) - 1995
0% 25% Holy Matrimony Orna (Character) $616.9K 1994
75% 84% Falling Down William Foster's Mother (Character) $40.4M 1993
No Score Yet 73% Skylark Lou Wheaton (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Lureen (Character) - 1992
40% 58% Hard Promises Mrs. Bell (Character) $277.7K 1991
No Score Yet 87% Switched at Birth Margaret (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Alice Todd (Character) - 1991
60% 50% Green Card Brontë's Mother (Character) $29.8M 1990
52% 41% Black Widow Sara (Character) $22.7M 1987
No Score Yet 33% Twisted Helen Giles (Character) - 1985
0% 69% Reckless Mrs. Prescott (Character) - 1984
78% 71% Four Friends Mrs. Carnahan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 76% Resurrection Kathy (Character) - 1980
70% 56% Foxes Mrs. Axman (Character) - 1980
82% 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Anita Cunningham (Character) - 1976
89% 84% Five Easy Pieces Partita Dupea (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Lady in Town Spurs O'Brien (Character) - 1955
85% 90% East of Eden Anne (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
52% 87% The Son Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 85% Mom Claire (Guest Star) 2019
100% 88% Impulse Deidre Jones (Guest Star) 2018
19% 55% 9JKL Wrong Nana (Guest Star) 2017
98% 75% Younger Belinda Lacroix (Guest Star) 2017
90% 85% Grace and Frankie Mrs. Hanson (Guest Star) 2017
69% 72% True Blood Adele Stackhouse (Guest Star) 2008 2011 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2013
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Allison Scavo (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% ER Gracie (Guest Star) 2007
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rebecca Tolliver (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Libby (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
95% 94% Frasier Moira (Guest Star) 1997
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Mrs. Warren (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Sara (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Brycie Koseloff (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Jeannie (Character) 1956