Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith
Yeardley Smith (born July 3, 1964) is a French born American actress, voice artist, writer 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, France and moved with her family to Washington, D.C. in 1966. As a child, Smith was often mocked because of her unusual first name and 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 The Real Thing. Her first film role came 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 a dysfunctional 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 given 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 a half hour show called 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 acted 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 relationship 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yeardley Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name Yeardley Smith
Also Known As
Birthday 1964-07-03
Gender Female
IMDB Yeardley Smith profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Paris, France
As: Lisa Simpson (voice)
2007-07-27
The Simpsons Movie...
As: Jackie Simpson
1997-12-19
As Good as It Gets...
As: Cootz
1989-05-05
Listen to Me...
As: Connie
1986-07-25
Maximum Overdrive...
As: Putter
1985-07-19
The Legend of Billie...
As: Caitlin O'Malley
2009-04-09
Waiting for Ophelia...
As: Mrs. Whitaker
2010-05-18
Virginia...
As: Dr. Nancy Cott
2012-03-03
8...
As: Mary Williams
2010-01-09
The Wishing Well...
As: Mom
2013-02-19
Tug...
As: Mrs. Armstrong
2017-06-09
Miles...
As: Nancy
1991-06-07
City Slickers...
As: Cheerleader
1987-10-09
Three O'Clock High...
As: Maude
2011-12-09
New Year's Eve...
As: Computer Skills Teac
2010-06-03
High School...
As: Lulu
1997-03-01
Just Write...
As: Unknown
2003-10-14
The Simpsons - Chris...
As: Unknown
2004-11-02
The Simpsons Christm...
As: Lisa Simpson (voice)
2016-10-16
Planet of the Couche...
As: Beaches
2018-03-10
All Square...
As: Bonnie
1989-08-25
Ginger Ale Afternoon...
As: Unknown
2007-09-24
The Big Bang Theory...
As: Unknown
1999-01-31
Family Guy...
As: Unknown
2004-06-18
Phil of the Future...
As: Lisa Simpson
1987-04-05
The Tracey Ullman Sh...
As: Unknown
1998-09-22
Sports Night...
As: Unknown
1997-04-02
Smart Guy...
As: Unknown
1997-09-24
Dharma & Greg...
As: Jane Rice-Burroughs
1987-01-26
Square One Televisio...
As: Louise Fitzer
1991-09-08
Herman's Head...
As: Paula Bennett
1987-06-12
CBS Summer Playhouse...
As: Louella
1984-07-13
Brothers...
As: Jane Rice Burroughs
1987-01-26
Mathnet...
As: Miss Gross
1997-09-26
Teen Angel...
As: Unknown
2004-01-23
Best Week Ever...
As: Unknown
2007-07-19
Mad Men...
As: Unknown
1988-11-14
Murphy Brown...
As: Unknown
1972-10-04
ABC Afterschool Spec...
As: Unknown
1992-09-11
Likely Suspects...
As: Lisa Simpson / Vario
1989-12-17
The Simpsons...
As: Penny
2003-06-27
Dead Like Me...