Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Highest Rated: 88% The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Lowest Rated: 7% New Year's Eve (2011)

Birthday: Jul 3, 1964

Birthplace: Not Available

Yeardley Smith is unarguably the keeper of one of Hollywood's most distinctive-sounding and instantly recognizable set of vocal chords; the Emmy-winning actress' most famous role is without question that of level-headed, suburban schoolgirl Lisa Simpson on the long-running animated television series The Simpsons. Though most of her live-action roles would come during the mid-'80s with such guilty pleasures as The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive, Smith remained active in front of the camera well into the new millennium with roles in such features as As Good As It Gets and such popular television series as Dharma & Greg. Born in Paris, France, Smith kicked off her acting career at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage before making the move to Broadway in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing in 1984. A role in the after-school special Mom's on Strike marked the actress' first foray into television, and after graduating to features with a supporting role in the 1985 comedy Heaven Help Us, she gained notable exposure later that same year in the teen drama The Legend of Billie Jean. If the film failed to live up to the hype, Smith's performance (as a somewhat shy teen who discovers her own self-confidence after joining a teenage outlaw on the road) offered a scene-stealing turn that would overflow into the following year's much-maligned horror film Maximum Overdrive. A small supporting role in the 1987 teen comedy Three O'Clock High was quick to follow, and that same year, Smith would step behind the microphone for the role that would change her life. Originally conceived as a series of shorts made to run during The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons proved so popular that it was soon given its very own series. Beginning in 1989, The Simpsons quickly became nothing less than a cultural phenomenon, with brother Bart's rebellious antics quickly making "Don't have a cow, man" the national catch phrase. As popular as the series was initially, few could have foreseen that it would go on to surpass The Flintstones as the longest-running animated prime-time series in the history of television. In the years that followed, Lisa would move to the forefront in many episodes, endearing her to a nation of television viewers. Though Smith would still make the occasional foray into features, with bit roles in City Slickers, Toys, Just Write, and As Good As It Gets, it was her role on The Simpsons that kept her busy throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium.Aside from voicing Lisa Simpson she didn't appear on-screen in the first decade of the 21st century, but she returned with bit parts in movies like HIGH School and New Year's Eve in 2010 and 2011.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% Miles Mrs. Armstrong $2.6K 2017
28% High School Mrs. Unger $0.2M 2012
11% Virginia Executive Producer $11.6K 2012
7% New Year's Eve Maude $54.6M 2011
55% Spork Ms. Danahy 2011
29% The Chaperone Miss Miller 2011
No Score Yet Tug Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3D! On Ice! Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Wishing Well Mary 2010
88% The Simpsons Movie Lisa $183.2M 2007
85% As Good as It Gets Jackie 1997
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Cecilia 1993
30% Toys Researcher 1992
88% City Slickers Nancy 1991
No Score Yet The Simpsons: Family Therapy Actor 1989
No Score Yet Ginger Ale Afternoon Bonnie 1989
No Score Yet Silence Like Glass Karen 1989
No Score Yet Listen to Me Cootz 1989
No Score Yet Journey to the Center of the Earth Totu 1988
67% Three O'Clock High Cheerleader 1987
15% Maximum Overdrive Connie 1986
40% The Legend of Billie Jean Putter 1985
33% Heaven Help Us Cathleen 1985

TV

Credit
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
No Score Yet Mom
2013
Enid 2017
94% Fresh Off the Boat
2015
Marie 2016
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
Dr. King 2014
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice 2014
2005
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Margaret 2013
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
Sandy 2010
No Score Yet Phil of the Future
2004-2006
Mandy Teslow 2006
2005
2004
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Ruby 2003
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Marlene 2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
90% Sports Night
1998-2000
Mallory 1998
No Score Yet Smart Guy
1997-1999
Ms. Rawlings 1997
No Score Yet Teen Angel
1997-1998
Miss Gross 1997
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Sally 1994
No Score Yet Herman's Head
1991-1994
Louise Fitzer 1994
1993
1992
1991
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Phoebe 1989
1988
No Score Yet Brothers
1984-1989
Louella 1987
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
Bonita 1986
32% Brothers
2009
Louella

QUOTES FROM Yeardley Smith CHARACTERS

Kid No. 1 says: (Billie Jean and Putter find three kids staring at them) Are you Billie Jean?

Putter says: You got it, bud.

Kid #2 says: Somebody's just gotta help Kenny, he's in a lot of trouble.

Putter says: Far out, I'm comin'!

Billie Jean says: This is serious, Putter!

Putter says: I can be serious, Billie Jean, please I can't stay here without you, I'll just die!

Billie Jean says: Go away, Putter!

Putter says: (to Ophelia) Billie Jean said that I can come, don't move!

Putter says: Billie Jean said that I can come, don't move!

Putter says: Billie Jean, I don't feel good.

Billie Jean says: I wonder why, you only ate twelve Kit-Kats.

Putter says: I'll be grounded till I'm thirty five years old.

Putter says: If you don't let me out, I'm throwin' up over the front seat!

Binx says: What's this?

Putter says: I think it's chicken.

Binx says: It doesn't taste like chicken.

Ophelia says: When you rich, food ain't supposed to take like what it really is.

Ophelia says: Would you look at those tits?

Putter says: I think they're gross.

Ophelia says: That's because you don't have any.

Jackie says: How do you write women so well?

Melvin Udall says: I think of a man. And I take away reason and accountability

Melvin Udall says: I think of a man. And I take away reason and accountability.

Lisa says: Dad, do something!

Homer says: [Flipping the pages of the Bible] This book doesn't have any answers!

Homer says: [flipping the pages of the Bible] This book doesn't have any answers!

Billie Jean says: Who wants to watch this!.

Billie Jean says: Who wants to watch this!

Putter says: I do!.

Putter says: I do!

Ophelia says: You like anything on the TV.

Lisa says: Oh come on now mom it's not like the government is monitoring everyones conversations.

Marge says: (Whisper on Government Workers headset) I just think we should lay low till we get to Seattle.

NSA Worker says: Oh my god it's them! (Screams) Hey everyone! We found them, the government actually found someone we're looking for! Yeah baby Yeah!

Miss Miller says: Sally it's so nice to finally meet your father.

Miss Miller says: Sally, it's so nice to finally meet your father.