Jean Smart is a successful American television actress. Jean Smart is best known for his appearances in popular plays like The Man Who Came to Dinner and Piaf.
Early Life and Childhood
Jean Smart was born Jean Elizabeth Smart September 13, 1951. She entered this world in Seattle, Washington, USA. So she is currently 70 years old and she has American citizenship. Likewise, her sun sign is Virgo as of her date of birth while following Christianity.
Moving on to her family members, she was born to his father, Douglas Alexander Smart, and mother, Kathleen Marie. Her father was a teacher. She also has three siblings; a sister named Georgia Smart and two brothers. She had type 1 diabetes when she was just 13 years old.
Regarding her educational status, she graduated from Ballard High School in 1969. During her studies she became interested in acting. After school, she joined the University of Washington’s Professional Actors Training Program and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
working life and career
Jean Smart began her acting career after graduating from college by attending theatrical productions in the Pacific Northwest. She moved to New York City in the mid-1970s and began working in Off-Broadway and professional regional shows. She also appeared in the drama Last Summer at Bluefish Cove from 1980 to 1981. A little later she played Marlene Dietrich in the Broadway version of “Piaf”.
Aside from theater, she began her career in television in the late 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in a variety of roles. She has also starred in the television shows Reggie, Teachers Only, and Maximum Security, as well as the films Single Bars, Single Women, and Piaf. During this time, she appeared in the 1984 films Flashpoint and Protocol.
In 1985, she was cast as Charlene Frazier Stillfield in the comedy series Designing Women. Sister Marie was played by the American beauty in the 1986 film Fire with Fire. She also starred in the film “Project X” shortly thereafter, as well as in the TV movie “Place at the Table.” She appeared in many TV movies in 1991 and 1992, including Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story, Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage, A Seduction in Travis County, and Just My Imagination.
Between 1993 and 1999, the actress appeared in several films including The Brady Bunch Movie, Edie and Pen, The Odd Couple II and Guinevere. In 2000, she was cast as Lana Gardener on the television series Frasier. That same year, she appeared in a play, The Man Who Came to Dinner. She was soon cast in several high-profile films, including Sweet Home Alabama and Bringing Down the House. Smart also served as Supervisor of Detectives on The District from 2000 to 2004.
In 2004, she starred in the television series Center of the Universe and had a supporting role in the film I Heart Huckabees. Likewise, in January 2006, the actress joined the cast of drama series 24. Between 2006 and 2010 she starred in several films including Lucky You, Youth in Revolt, Barry Munday and Hero Wanted. ”
Smart also guest-starred on the TV show $h! My Dad Says” from 2011 to 2012. During this time she also starred in the film “Hope Springs” as Eileen. She later appeared on the TV shows Sirens and Getting On. She was cast in the 2015 series Fargo and the film Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Since 2017, Smart has played Melanie Bird, the main character in the sitcom Legion.
With a long and successful acting career, Smart has made quite a large amount of net worth. According to the online resources, Smart currently has an estimate net worth of $10 million.
Regarding her relationship status, Smart was married to Richard Gilliland. Richard is a professional American actor. The couple met on the set of Designing Women. They started dating back then and married in 1987. Similarly, they are parents to two children; a son named Connor Douglas Gilliland (born October 25, 1989) and a daughter named Bonnie Kathleen Gilliland (adopted from China in May 2009). Unfortunately, Richard passed away in March 2021.
Body Measurements and Social Media
She has improved her measurements and maintained an hourglass body type as an actress. Speaking of height and weight, this is her 5 feet 9 inches or 1.76 meters tall and weighs about 58 kg or 128 pounds. Likewise, her actual body measurements like chest, waist, and hips are 36 inches, 28 inches, and 37 inches, respectively. In addition, the actress has blonde hair and eyes of the same color.
When it comes to her social media handles, she’s only available on Instagram. Your @realjeansmart Instagram Account has more than 21.5k followers.