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Lois Smith

1930-11-03 Topeka, Kansas, USA

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Lois Arlene Smith (née Humbert; born November 3, 1930) is an American actress. She made her film debut in the 1955 drama film East of Eden, and later played supporting roles in a number of movies, including Five Easy Pieces (1970), Resurrection (1980), Fatal Attraction (1987), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Dead Man Walking, Twister (1996), Minority Report (2002), The Nice Guys (2016) and Lady Bird (2017). In 2017, Smith received critical acclaim for her leading performance in the science-fiction drama film Marjorie Prime, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards and Saturn Award, and well as won Satellite Award. Smith also has had many roles on television, both daytime and prime time. She was regular cast member in the HBO horror drama True Blood, and well as received Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series nomination for The Americans. Smith also is known for her extensive work in the theatre, receiving two Tony Award nominations for originating the role of Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1990) and for the role of Halie in a revival of Buried Child in 1996. She also starred in an acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful in 2005 for which she received an Obie Award for Best Actress, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, and a Drama Desk Award. Smith is an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lois Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The French Dispatch Upshur 'Maw' Clampette 2021-10-21
Tesla The Grande Dame 2020-08-14
The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America Harper Pitt 2020-10-08
Uncle Frank Aunt Butch 2020-11-25
Lady Bird Sister Sarah Joan 2017-09-08
Marjorie Prime Marjorie 2017-01-23
The Comedian Miriam 2016-12-09
The Nice Guys Mrs. Glenn 2016-05-15
Run All Night Margaret Conlon 2015-03-11
The Gettysburg Address Elizabeth Crawford (voice) 2015-01-01
Showing Up Herself 2014-02-25
The Man Who Came Out Only at Night The Youngest Daughter (later) 2013-10-10
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Aunt Mel 2012-08-15
Roadie Mom 2012-01-06
Please Give Mrs. Portman 2010-04-30
A Dog Year Lois Blair 2009-09-03
Turn the River Abby 2008-05-09
Hollywoodland Helen Bessolo 2006-08-31
Griffin & Phoenix Dr. Imberman 2006-09-12
Little Fugitive Elizabeth 2006-05-27
Sweet Land Inge (as an older woman) 2005-10-21
Iron Jawed Angels Reverend Anna Howard Shaw 2004-01-16
The Best Thief In The World Helen 2004-01-01
P.S. Ellie Silverstein 2004-10-15
The Hire Mother 2003-01-01
Red Betsy Helen Rounds 2003-03-27
Minority Report Dr. Iris Hineman 2002-06-20
The Laramie Project Lucy Thompson 2002-01-10
Powder Keg Mother 2001-01-01
The Pledge Helen Jackson 2001-01-19
Tumbleweeds Ginger 1999-11-28
The Eternal Mrs. Ferriter 1998-09-18
Hudson River Blues 1997-12-12
Twister Meg Greene 1996-05-10
Truman Madge Wallace Gates 1995-09-09
How to Make an American Quilt Sophia 1995-10-06
Dead Man Walking Helen's Mother 1995-12-29
Holy Matrimony Orna 1994-04-08
Falling Down Mrs. Foster / William's Mother 1993-02-26
Skylark Lou Wheaton 1993-02-07
Hard Promises Mrs. Bell 1992-01-31
Jack Reed: Deadly Matrimony 1992-11-22
Keep the Change Lureen 1992-06-09
Fried Green Tomatoes Mama Threadgoode 1991-12-27
Switched at Birth Margaret 1991-04-28
The Grapes of Wrath Ma Joad 1991-03-22
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Alice Todd 1991-05-05
Green Card Brontë's Mother 1990-12-23
Midnight Run Mrs. Nelson 1988-07-20
Fatal Attraction Martha 1987-09-11
Black Widow Sara 1987-02-06
Twisted Helen Giles 1986-01-01
The Execution of Raymond Graham Mary Neal 1985-11-17
Reckless Mrs. Prescott 1984-02-03
Reuben, Reuben Mare Spofford 1983-12-19
The House of Mirth Bertha Dorset 1981-01-01
Four Friends Mrs. Carnahan 1981-12-11
Foxes Madge's Mom 1980-02-29
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Cornelia 1980-01-01
Resurrection Kathy 1980-09-26
Next Stop, Greenwich Village Anita Cunningham 1976-02-04
Up the Sandbox Elinore 1972-12-21
Particular Men 1972-04-15
Dragon Country 1970-01-02
The Way We Live Now Jane Aldridge 1970-05-27
Five Easy Pieces Partita Dupea 1970-09-12
The Master Builder Hilda 1960-03-21
East of Eden Anne 1955-04-10
Strange Lady in Town Spurs O'Brien 1955-04-12
Mack & Rita