Yeardley Smith

Voice actor, Actor
Though few might recognize her face, actress Yeardley Smith was known the world over as soon as she opened her mouth. As the voice of one of television's most beloved characters, Lisa Simpson, on the groundbreaking ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1964 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (48)

The Simpsons 1989 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

The Mindy Project 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

High School 2012 (Movie)

Mrs. Unger (Actor)

Virginia 2012 (Movie)

Mrs. Whitaker (Actor)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Maude (Actor)

Spork 2011 (Movie)

Ms. Danahy (Actor)

The Chaperone 2011 (Movie)

Miss Miller (Actor)

The Big Bang Theory 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wishing Well 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Food Network Challenge 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Men 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Lisa Simpson (Actor)

Phil of the Future 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Like Me 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Becker 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2003 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Dharma & Greg 1991 - 1994, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sports Night 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pet Shop 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Write 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Teen Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Herman's Head 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Likely Suspects 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story 1993 (Movie)

of Cecilia (Voice)

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Toys 1992 (Movie)

Researcher (Actor)

City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Silence Like Glass 1990 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Gingerale Afternoon 1989 (Movie)

Bonnie (Actor)

Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

Cootz (Actor)

Tickets, Please 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three O'Clock High 1987 (Movie)

Cheerleader (Actor)

Maximum Overdrive 1986 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

Cathleen (Actor)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

Putter (Actor)

The Recovery Room 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Mom's on Strike (TV Show)

Actor

Toothless (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though few might recognize her face, actress Yeardley Smith was known the world over as soon as she opened her mouth. As the voice of one of television's most beloved characters, Lisa Simpson, on the groundbreaking comedy, "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ), Smith became part of a pop-culture institution.

Milestones

2007

Reprised role of Lisa Simpson for "The Simpsons Movie" an animated feature based on the long running Fox series

2004

Performed in "More," the autobiographical one woman show

1997

Played recurring role as Greg's secretary on the ABC sitcom "Dharma and Greg"

1997

Appeared in "As Good as it Gets," opposite Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding Jr.

1997

Had featured role in the film "Just Write"

1991

Had memorable one-scene role in "City Slickers"

1990

Provided voice of Lisa Simpson on series version of "The Simpsons" (Fox)

1988

Began doing voice of Lisa Simpson for the animated vignettes on "The Tracey Ullman Show" (Fox)

1985

Feature film debut, "Legend of Billie Jean"

1984

TV debut in "Mom's On Strike" (ABC)

1984

Appeared on Broadway in "The Real Thing"

Co-starred on the Fox sitcom "Herman's Head"

Bonus Trivia

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Has struggled with bulimia since a teenager

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"She's a great little girl," Smith says of her character. "Some people call her the moral compass, which sort of implies maybe that the family is amoral, but I don't believe that's true. I just think they're misguided, and trying to keep too many plates in the air. And Lisa has this uncanny ability to focus."---Smith on her Character Lisa Simpson to CNN.com April 06, 2004

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