Jean Elizabeth Smart, popularly known as Jean Smart is a very famous American actress and voice actress. She is also a comedy series actress & quote writer. As of september,2021, her approximate net worth is almost $10 million dollars.
Jean smart is a 69 years old very famed celebrity. Basically she is an actress and voice actress. Actresses like her are rarely found in the last 60 years. She started to become popular after playing the leading role of Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom “Designing Women” from 1986-1991. She has acted in 37 films, 64 television programs & 12 theater programs. Besides, she wrote about 7 quotes as well.
Main Earning Sources
From the net worth of Jean Smart,.we can say that she is in a very decent position.The main earning source of her is acting. She acts in different categories like films, series, television and theaters. She gets the most of her earnings from acting.
Smart started her career doing Shakespeare plays at the Oregon Shakespeare festival after completing her college life. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Jean Smart started acting in television in individual minor to midsize guest parts. Presenting on The Facts of Life, Alice, and Remington Steele among several others. In 1983, in the thriller Flashpoint (1984), she ran into a supporting part.
The series “Designing Women” is one of the best series of Jean Smart,In which she was cast in the performing role of Charlene Frazier and it is a comedy series. She played the role from the beginning until its fifth season in 1986.
After finishing this she gave her attention to made-for-television movies and supporting roles in films.
In 1993 Jean Smart started to work in the family drama.Homeward Bound: “The Incredible Journey” (1993), and “The Yearling” is her another drama as Ory Baxter in 1994.
A television thriller film A Stranger In Town is also acted by her opposite Gregory Hines and she also acted in the comedy series High Society in 1995.
She acted in a Broadway revival production, “The Man Who Came to Dinner” in 2000.
“Sweet Home Alabama” (2002),”Bringing Down The House” (2002), “Garden State” (2004), are the several remarkable films of Jean Smart. Where she plays different characters like the role of supervisor of detectives, role of mother-in-law and as a sporting role.
She voiced Dr. Ann Possible in Kim Possible and also provided the voice of the alcoholic chain-smoking from 2002 to 2007.
From 2021, she has started to play a leading role in the Emmy-nominated comedy “Hacks” on HBO Max.
Jean Smart has received numerous awards throughout her lifetime. She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards nine times. Among them, she won the award twice for her comedic performance in a guest starring role in Frasier (2000, 2001) and once for her performance in Samantha Who? (2008). Jean was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in ‘The man Who Came to Dinner (2001)’. She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Guinevere in 2000 and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Also, She got the Critics’ Choice Television Award two times for Fargo (2015) and Watchmen (2020).
Jean Elizabeth Smart took her birth on September 13, 1951 in Seattle, Washington. Her mother was Kathleen Marie and her father was Douglas Alexander Smart. Her father was a teacher. She grew up in Seattle ,Washington.
She is the 2nd child of her parents.She finished her school life from Seattle’s Ballard High School in 1969. Later, she completed her graduation from University of Washington.Then She obtained a BA degree in fine arts in University of Washington. From her childhood she has had much interest in acting.
Jean Smart has been married since June 7, 1987. Her husband was Richard Gilliland. On March 18, 2021, he died unexpectedly of a heart condition at 71.
She has two children, a son named Connor Douglas Gilliland & a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen Gilliland.
We could not find any legal issues against her.
- Jean Smart wanted to be a standup comic in her childhood.
- Acting is the only job Jean ever had after leaving her college.
- She has a family connection to the Salem Witch Trials.