Jean Smart Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Movies, 24, and Net Worth

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Jean Smart is a renowned American actress who began her career in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest. He then appeared on Broadway in 1981 as Marlene Dietrich in the biographical play Piaf. From 1986 to 1991, she was cast in a leading role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women. For the 2000 Broadway revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Smart also received two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Lana Gardner on the NBC sitcom Frasier. From 2007 and 2009, she had a supporting role as Regina Newley on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? earning a third Emmy Award. Moreover, she portrayed Martha Logan on the action drama series 24 and is known for her recurring voice role in Kim Possible. Smart has appeared in Fargo, Legion, Watchmen, Mare of Easttown, and Hacks.

Further, she is only the second actress, after Betty White, to win all three comedy Emmy nominations. She has appeared in films like Sweet Home Alabama, Garden State, I Heart Huckabees, Youth in Revolt, The Accountant, and A Simple Favor. In addition, she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Guinevere in 1999.

Jean Smart Age

She was born on September 13, 1951, in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. Smart is 71 years old.

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Jean Smart Height

She is a woman of tall stature. Smart stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in (Approx 1.75 m).

Jean Smart Family

She was born to her hardworking parents in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. Smart is the daughter of Douglas Alexander Smart, a teacher, and Kathleen Marie “Kay”. At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and her father was a first-generation Scottish-American. She discovered she is a maternal descendant of Dorcas Hoar, one of the last women convicted of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.

Jean Smart Husband

She was married to actor Richard Gilliland in 1987. The two met while she working on the set of Designing Women (he played J.D. Shackelford, the boyfriend of Annie Potts’s character, Mary Jo Shively). Richard and Smart have two all-grown sons Forrest Gilliland and Connor Douglas Gilliland. Gilliland played Captain Stan Cotter on 24 while Smart later played First Lady Martha Logan on 24. In March 2021, Gilliland died after a brief illness at the age of 71.

Jean Smart Education

She graduated with her high school diploma in 1969 from Ballard High School in Seattle where she gained an interest in acting in the drama program. Smart later studied at the University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program with a BFA. Also, she is a member of the University of Washington chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Jean Smart Movies and Tv Shows


  • Hoodlums as Carol in 1980
  • Fire with Fire as Sister Marie in 1986
  • Mistress as Patricia in 1992
  • The Yearling as Ora Baxter in 1994
  • Guinevere as Deborah Sloane in 1999
  • Bringing Down the House as Kate Sanderson in 2003
  • Whisper of the Heart as Asako Tsukishima (voice) in 2006
  • Youth in Revolt as Estelle Twisp in 2009
  • Hope Springs as Eileen in 2012
  • Life Itself as Linda in 2018
  • Superintelligence as President Monahan in 2020
  • Wildflower as Peg in 2022
  • Babylon as Elinor St. John in 2022

Tv Shows

  • Reggie as Joan Reynolds in 1983
  • Maximum Security as Dr. Allison Brody in 1984
  • Designing Women as Charlene Frazier-Stillfield from 1986 to 1991
  • Scarlett as Sally Brewton in 1994
  • High Society as Elinore ‘Ellie’ Walker from 1995 to 1996
  • Static Shock as Maggie Foley (voice) from 2000 to 2003
  • Kim Possible as Dr. Ann Possible (voice) from 2002 to 2007
  • 24 as Martha Logan from 2006 to 2007
  • Hawaii Five-0 as Governor Pat Jameson from 2010 to 2011
  • Sirens as Nora Farrell from 2014 to 2015
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce as Katherine Miller from 2015 to 2016
  • Angie Tribeca as Carnie in 2017
  • Arrested Development as Mimi in 2019
  • Mad About You as Chelsea Stevens-Kobolakis in 2019
  • Hacks as Deborah Vance from 2021 to present

Jean Smart Frasier

From 2000 to 2001, she had a role in the television sitcom, Frasier as Lana Gardner. The sitcom was broadcast on NBC for 11 seasons. Lana is an old high school classmate of Frasier’s, on whom both Frasier and Niles had crushes during high school. She is later the mother of Kirby and has at least one other child. For her role, she received two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Jean Smart 24

Smart also portrayed Martha Logan on the action drama series 24 from 2006 to 2007. She played the mentally unstable First Lady of the United States, Martha Logan, to actor Gregory Itzin’s President Charles Logan. For her role, she received back-to-back Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for the role in 2006 and 2007.

Jean Smart Hacks

She has had a lead role in the HBO Max dark comedy series Hacks since 2021, portraying a legendary Las Vegas comedy diva looking to appeal to a younger audience. Further, the series was renewed for a third season in June 2022.

Jean Smart Sweet Home Alabama

In 2002, she landed role-playing the mother-in-law of Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama. The film took its title from the 1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd song of the same name.

Jean Smart Net Worth

She is a renowned actress with a net worth of $12 Million.

How Tall Is Jean Smart

Smart is a woman of tall stature and is 5 ft 9 in tall.

How Old Is Jean Smart

Smart is 71 years old born on September 13, 1951, in Seattle, Washington, in the United States.

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