Yeardley Smith

Actress

7/3/1964 (54 years old) Paris, France

Filmography Facts
  • Was born in Paris, but raised in Washington, DC; her father, Joseph Yeardley Smith, was the first official editor for the Washington Post's obituary desk.
  • Got her big break in 1984 when, as an understudy, she took over Cynthia Nixon's role on Broadway in The Real Thing.
  • Made her TV debut in the 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials production Mom's on Strike.
  • The Simpsons producer Bonnie Pietila wanted Smith for the series after seeing her play a knife-wielding tomboy in the play Livin' on Salvation Street in Los Angeles .