Allison Smith

Actor, Singer
An attractive red-haired performer who literally grew up on TV, Allison Smith may perhaps be remembered as Jennie Lowell, Jane Curtain's daughter, on the long-running CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie" (1984-89). The perky Smith ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1969 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Franklin & Bash 2014 (Tv Show)

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Perception 2012 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003, 2011 (Tv Show)

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iCarly: iStart a Fan War 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Childrens Hospital 2010 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Whole Truth 2010 (Tv Show)

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Trust Me 2009 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

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State of Mind 2007 (Tv Show)

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Scrubs 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2006 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 1999 - 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

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Close to Home 2005 (Tv Show)

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House 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Closer 2005 (Tv Show)

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Helter Skelter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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ER 2003 (Tv Show)

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Holes 2003 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Providence 2002 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 2002 (Tv Show)

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Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Family Law 2001 (Tv Show)

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Wasteland 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Stolen Years 1998 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Working 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Going West in America 1997 (Movie)

Becky (Actor)

Spy Game 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1996 (Tv Show)

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Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Reason to Believe 1995 (Movie)

Charlotte Byrne (Actor)

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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At First Sight 1994 (Movie)

Rhonda Glick (Actor)

Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday 1993 (Movie)

Vicki (Actor)

Teen Win, Lose or Draw 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Kate & Allie 1983 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Tattle: When to Tell a Friend 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Different Twist 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Doug Henning: Magic on Broadway 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Evita Peron (TV Show)

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Life After Tomorrow (TV Show)

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Lying Eyes (TV Show)

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Ordinary Miracles (TV Show)

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Terror Tract (TV Show)

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Wildflower (TV Show)

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Biography

An attractive red-haired performer who literally grew up on TV, Allison Smith may perhaps be remembered as Jennie Lowell, Jane Curtain's daughter, on the long-running CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie" (1984-89). The perky Smith had previously established herself as a child performer to reckon with by playing the title role in the Broadway musical "Annie", racking up more than 1,000 performances over a two-year run. She had debuted in the ensemble of another musical "Evita" and ironically made her primetime TV debut as the young Eva in the 1981 NBC biographical miniseries "Evita Peron". After honing her comic timing as part of the ensemble on "Kate & Allie", Smith went on to amass an impressively diverse string of credits that includes guest appearances on sitcoms and dramatic shows, theater (the West Coast premiere of David Mamet's "Oleanna") and the occasional feature film (e.g., "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" 1993). Smith excelled as a college student who is raped at a party in the earnest film "A Reason to Believe" (1995). She then starred in the short-lived "Spy Game" (CBS, 1997) and offered capable support as the aspiring actress who doubles as secretary to Dennis Farina's 60s-era private investigator "Buddy Faro" (CBS, 1998). In 1999, Smith began a recurring role as Rob Lowe's love interest on the popular NBC series "The West Wing".

Relationships

Randy Grimmett

Husband
born c. 1969 married on June 23, 2001 in Napa Valley serves as vice president at ASCAP

Milestones

2001

Appeared opposite Alan Alda in the L.A. stage production "Q.E.D."

1999

Had a recurring role on the NBC drama "The West Wing", playing Rob Lowe's love interest

1998

Co-starred in "Buddy Faro"

1997

Co-starred in the short-lived CBS series "Spy Game"

1995

Had leading role of a college student who is raped in "A Reason to Believe"

1993

Feature film debut in the horror film "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday"

1991

Co-starred in the Lifetime TV-movie "Wildflower"

1984

Appeared as a young girl who pretends to be a boy in order to play the lead in a local production of "Oliver!" in "A Different Twist" (ABC)

1981

TV debut as the young Eva in the NBC miniseries "Evita Peron"

1980

Assumed title role in the Broadway musical "Annie"; played over 1,000 performances

1979

Professional stage debut in "Evita"

Had recurring role of Sara Pratt on the NBC legal drama "Sweet Justice"

Starred in the West Coast premiere of David Mamet's play "Oleanna"

Played Jane Curtin's daughter Jennie on the CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie"

Raised in Waldwick, New Jersey

Bonus Trivia

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"You know, singing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with the Cabbage Patch Kids when you're 16 isn't exactly the cooest thing to be doing." --Allison Smith on what she regrets about her childhood in show business, quoted in TIME OUT NEW YORK, November 12-19, 1998

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