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
67% Miles Mrs. Armstrong $2.6K 2017
26% High School Mrs. Unger $0.2M 2012
8% 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
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
17% Maximum Overdrive Connie 1986
40% The Legend of Billie Jean Putter 1985
40% Heaven Help Us Cathleen 1985

TV

CREDIT
84% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
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No Score Yet Mom
2013
Enid
  • 2017
94% Fresh Off the Boat
2015
Marie
  • 2016
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
Dr. King
  • 2014
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2014
  • 1999
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Margaret
  • 2013
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Sandy
  • 2010
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Ruby
  • 2003
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Marlene
  • 2002
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92% Sports Night
1998-2000
Mallory
  • 1998
No Score Yet Teen Angel
1997-1998
Miss Gross
  • 1997
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Sally
  • 1994
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
25% Brothers
2009
Louella

QUOTES FROM Yeardley Smith CHARACTERS