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Encyclopedia > Yeardley Smith
Yeardley Smith
Birth name Martha Maria Yeardley Smith
Born July 3, 1964
Paris, France
Notable roles Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons

Martha Maria Yeardley Smith (/ˈjɑrdli/; born July 3, 1964) is an American actress and voice actor who is best known for providing the voice of Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character on the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Yeardley Smith. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character on the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Yeardley Smith. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...

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Biography

Early life

Smith was born in Paris, France, and raised in Washington, D.C., USA. She is the daughter (and namesake) of Joseph Yeardley "Joe" Smith (May 10, 1931January 17, 2006), The Washington Post's first official obituary editor (19771988), who continued working full time for The Post until 1996. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans... ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Acting career

In addition to performing as the voice of Lisa Simpson and other occasional characters on The Simpsons, Smith also appeared on the sitcoms Herman's Head and Dharma and Greg and guest-starred on Showtime's Dead Like Me, the Disney Channel's Phil of the Future. Her resume features guest appearances on Teen Angel, and the "Mathnet" segment of the Children's Television Workshop show Square One. She also appeared as an escaped juvenile prisoner named "Bonita Rokeke" in an episode of Mama's Family. Hermans fractured psyche Hermans Head was a TV series on the FOX network that aired from 1991 to 1994. ... Dharma & Greg was an American television situation comedy broadcast between 1997 and 2002 on ABC. The premise of the show was a relationship between two characters regarded as cultural opposites. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... Dead Like Me is an American television comedy-drama created by Bryan Fuller for the Showtime network about a group of grim reapers in Seattle, Washington. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... Phil of the Future was an American comedy childrens television series that was produced by 2121 Productions (a part of Brookwell McNamara Entertainment). ... Teen Angel was a short-lived television series on ABCs TGIF Friday night lineup from 1997 to 1998. ... Mathnet, a segment on Square One TV and spoof of Dragnet, featured detectives at the Los Angeles Police Department who solved mysteries using their mathematical skills. ... Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Childrens Television Workshop (or CTW), is a non-profit organization behind the production of several educational childrens programs that have run on public broadcasting around the world (including PBS in the United States), as well as Noggin. ... For other uses, see Square One (disambiguation). ... Mamas Family is an American television sitcom which premiered on January 22, 1983, on the NBC television network, where it aired for two seasons, until its cancellation in May 1984. ...


Her film credits include The Legend of Billie Jean, City Slickers, Maximum Overdrive and As Good as It Gets. The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 tongue-in-cheek horror film, written and directed by horror novelist Stephen King. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, racist, homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he...


Smith admitted on The Jane Pauley Show that she had struggled with bulimia for 25 years. Coincidentally, her character Lisa Simpson suffered through an eating disorder in the episode "Sleeping with the Enemy". She is currently performing in a one-woman show called More where she exposes her eating disorder. Smith has been binge-purge free for three years as of February 18, 2006. The Jane Pauley Show is a syndicated talk show packaged by NBC Universal, hosted by veteran journalist Jane Pauley. ... Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known as bulimia, is a psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentionally doing one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain: vomiting inappropriate use of laxatives, enemas... Sleeping With the Enemy is an episode from the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


A twist of trivia regarding her work on The Simpsons was that she auditioned for the role of Bart Simpson, while Nancy Cartwright auditioned for the part of Lisa. However the producers felt that Smith would be better suited for Lisa's voice, while Cartwright was given the role of Bart. Bartholomew Jo-Jo Bart Simpson (born April 1 according to the Bart Book) is a main character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Nancy Cartwright. ... Nancy Campbell Cartwright (born July 13, 1980) is an American actress and voice actress. ...


Personal life

Lisa's distinctive voice differs from Smith's only in that it is higher in pitch. Smith has joked about her lack of vocal range in comparison to her Simpsons costars, saying she only has three voices: her own, Lisa's, and one that's somewhere in between. She has also said that any time Lisa sings on the show that she has to drop into her own singing voice.


According to her IMDB profile, Smith married English-Canadian actor Christopher Grove in 1990 and divorced him in 1992. She is currently married to Daniel Erickson; the couple were wed in 2002. Smith mentions Daniel Erickson as "my husband Dan" on the audio commentaries of the Simpsons Season 9 DVDs, explicitly noting that her husband "Dan" is not her castmate Dan Castellaneta. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... Daniel Louis Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an American voice actor best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the animated series The Simpsons. ...


Selected filmography

The Simpsons Movie is an upcoming animated film based on the animated sitcom series The Simpsons. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Back By Midnight was a 2002 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Randy Quaid, Gilbert Gottfried, and Kirstie Alley. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, racist, homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... Were Back! A Dinosaurs Story is an animated film, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and originally released to movie theatres in 1993. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Toys is a 1992 Comedy film. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1991. ... Ginger Ale Afternoon is a 1989 independent film by director Rafal Zielinski, based on a stage play by Gina Wendkos. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 tongue-in-cheek horror film, written and directed by horror novelist Stephen King. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... A B-side from the rock group My Chemical Romances 2006 album The Black Parade. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and...

Television

Simpsons redirects here. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character on the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Yeardley Smith. ... Hermans fractured psyche Hermans Head was a TV series on the FOX network that aired from 1991 to 1994. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1991. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Dharma & Greg was an American television situation comedy broadcast between 1997 and 2002 on ABC. The premise of the show was a relationship between two characters regarded as cultural opposites. ... Dead Like Me is an American television comedy-drama created by Bryan Fuller for the Showtime network about a group of grim reapers in Seattle, Washington. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mamas Family is an American television sitcom which premiered on January 22, 1983, on the NBC television network, where it aired for two seasons, until its cancellation in May 1984. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brothers was a TV show about the three Waters brothers, the youngest of whom was gay. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Yeardley Smith: More - 3/22/04 (733 words)
Smith spends the full 90 minutes of the play explaining where she came from, where she is, and why - even when credits included a number of TV shows, feature films, a Broadway play, and an Emmy Award - she has almost never been satisfied with what she's had.
The reason for this, Smith reckons, is that a significant portion of her life involved trying to "fill the inside from the outside," searching for acceptance in her career that she couldn't get from her frequently absent father or somewhat reserved mother.
Over the course of her life, Smith always wanted to have everything but not pay the price for it - this led to a number of illicit affairs, a marriage that failed when she neglected it in favor of work, and long bouts with depression and bulimia.
Yeardley Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
Martha Maria Yeardley Smith (/ˈjɑrdli/; born July 3, 1964) is an American actress and voice actor who is best known for providing the voice of Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons.
Smith was born in Paris, France, and raised in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter (and namesake) of Joseph Yeardley "Joe" Smith (May 10, 1931–January 17, 2006), The Washington Post's first official obituary editor (1977–1988), who continued working full time for The Post until 1996.
Yeardley admitted on The Jane Pauley Show that she had struggled with bulimia for 25 years.
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