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Amy Smart

Amy Smart during LA Fashion Week 2008
Born Amy Lysle Smart
(1976-03-26) March 26, 1976
Topanga, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American television and film actress and former fashion model.

Early life

Smart was born in Topanga, California, the daughter of Judy, a museum worker, and John Smart, a salesman. Inspired by her friend Vinessa Shaw, Smart studied ballet for ten years and enrolled in acting classes when she was sixteen, but she began her career as a fashion model, working in Italy, France, Mexico and Tahiti (award-winning spots for Club Med directed by Bruno Aveillan).


Smart's first film role was in director Martin Kunert's film Campfire Tales, followed by a small role as Queenie in the 1996 rendition of John Updike's short story, "A&P". She had a minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez ( Denise Richards). She had a starring role in the mini-series titled The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio.

In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues.

Smart appeared in the series Felicity, as a girlfriend of Scott Foley's character.

Other films include Road Trip ( 2000) and The Butterfly Effect ( 2004). She's been paired twice as a couple with Breckin Meyer, in both Road Trip and Rat Race.

In 2002, she was ranked #27 in Stuff magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" and in 2004, she was nominated for "Best Kiss" at the MTV Movie Awards for her role in Starsky & Hutch.

In 2005, Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy film Just Friends, which had a total domestic box office gross of $32,619,761 and a total worldwide box office of $50,817,598.

Smart also had a small role in the American sitcom Scrubs, playing Jamie Moyer (aka Tasty Coma Wife), one of main character J.D.'s love interests.

In 2005, Smart starred as Sarah in a British independent film called The Best Man. Seth Green was her co-star.

On September 1, 2006, Crank was released, in which she played the girlfriend of the lead character, Chev Cheelios (played by Jason Statham). The sequel, Crank: High Voltage, was released in 2009, and Smart reprised the role, with the character now making ends meet as a pole dancer.

Smart was a regular cast member in the short-lived 2006 CBS television series Smith. She also has voiced some of the characters in the animated series Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green. Smart appeared as Joy in the 2006 movie Peaceful Warrior, starring Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte. She stars also as Melissa in the Independent film "Seventh Moon".

She is currently filming a pilot for a TV show tentatively titled See Kate Run in which she plays a young prosecutor destined to become the nation's first female president.

Personal life

Smart was a speaker for the Heal the Bay organization; she has also worked with the Humane Society and the Environmental Media Association, and was named one of Organic Style magazine's "Women with Organic Style" of 2004.

Smart is dating actor Branden Williams, with whom she has been involved for more than 15 years.

Her former roommate and best friend Ali Larter appeared alongside Smart in the film Varsity Blues and modeled with her in Milan.

Smart is also friends with author and animal communicator Amelia Kinkade and was acknowledged in Kinkade's second book, The Language of Miracles.


Year Film Role Notes
1996 A&P Queenie
Seduced By Madness Girl #1
1997 Campfire Tales Jenny
High Voltage Molly
The Last Time I Committed Suicide Jeananne
Starship Troopers Cadet (Later Lt.) Lumbreiser
1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month Dot Bryant
Strangeland Angela Stravelli
Circles Allison aka Crossing Paths
Starstruck Tracey Beck
1999 Outside Providence Jane Weston
Varsity Blues Jules Harbour
2000 Road Trip Beth Wagner
2001 Rat Race Tracy Faucet
Scotland, PA Stacy (Hippie #1)
2002 Interstate 60 Lynn Linden
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal Naomi Feldman
The Battle of Shaker Heights Tabby Bowland
Blind Horizon Liz Culpepper
2004 Starsky & Hutch Holly
The Butterfly Effect Kayleigh Miller
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Nurse Betty
Willowbee Burglar
2005 Just Friends Jamie Palamino
Bigger Than the Sky Grace Hargrove
The Best Man (aka Unhitched) Sarah Marie Barker
2006 Crank Eve Lydon
Peaceful Warrior Joy
2008 Life in Flight Catherine
Mirrors Angela Carson
Seventh Moon Melissa
2009 Crank: High Voltage Eve Lydon
Love N' Dancing Jessica Donovan
2010 Columbus Circle Lillian Hart Post-production
Dylan's Wake Natalie Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Her Costly Affair Dee Television movie
1999 Brookfield Daly Roberts Series Regular
1999–2001 Felicity Ruby 16 episodes
2000 The '70s Christie Shales Television movie
2003–2009 Scrubs Jamie Moyer a.k.a. "T.C.W." (Tasty Coma Wife) 4 episodes
2005–2009 Robot Chicken Voice 5 episodes
2006–2007 Smith Annie 7 episodes
2008 The Meant to Be's Janine Television movie
2009 See Kate Run Katherine Sullivan Television pilot
2009 World War II in High Definition June Wandrey (voiceover) Television documentary
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