Smart in 2009
Amy Lysle Smart
March 26, 1976
Carter Oosterhouse (m. 2011)
Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. Smart began her career modeling in Italy and subsequently enrolled in acting school. Her first role in film was in director Martin Kunert's film Campfire Tales. She has since appeared in numerous films, including Varsity Blues (1999), Road Trip (2000), Rat Race (2001), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Just Friends (2005), Mirrors (2008), The Town (2010), Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014), and The Brawler (2019). Her television work includes a recurring role on Felicity (1999–2001).
While modeling in Italy, Smart met fellow model Ali Larter and the two "became instant friends", according to Larter. In Los Angeles, they took acting classes together. After appearing in the video for The Lemonheads' It's About Time in 1993, Smart's first film role was in director Martin Kunert's Campfire Tales, followed by a small role as Queenie in the 1996 adaptation of John Updike's short story "A&P". She had a minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the copilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards), and a starring role in the miniseries The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio. In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular American football player (James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues, reuniting her with Larter. Also in 1999, she appeared in the film Outside Providence, and had a cameo in From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money.
From 1999 to 2001 Smart played a recurring character on the series Felicity — Ruby, a former girlfriend of Scott Foley's character. She costarred in the films Road Trip (2000), Rat Race (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), and The Butterfly Effect (2004).
In 2005, Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy film Just Friends, which had a total domestic box office gross of $32,619,761, and a total worldwide box office of $50,817,598. Also in 2005, she starred as Sarah in the British independent film The Best Man. Seth Green was her costar.
Smart appeared in the 2006 film Crank, portraying the girlfriend of the lead character, Chev Chelios (Jason Statham). She reprised the role in the sequel, Crank: High Voltage, released in 2009. Smart was a regular cast member in the short-lived 2006 CBS television series Smith. She has also voiced characters in the animated series Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green. Smart appeared as Joy in the 2006 movie Peaceful Warrior, starring Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte. She starred as Melissa in the 2008 independent film Seventh Moon. In 2011, Smart joined the Showtime comedy-drama Shameless as recurring character Jasmine Hollander. She continued to guest star in season two.
In 2014, Smart appeared in the Tyler Perry comedy The Single Moms Club opposite Nia Long and Wendi McLendon-Covey, followed by the thriller Hangman (2015). In 2016, she appeared as a guest star in two episodes of Maron (starring and created by Marc Maron). She also appeared in a supporting role in the television film Sister Cities (2016), opposite Jacki Weaver, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Alfred Molina.
Smart married TV carpenter Carter Oosterhouse from the U.S. cable channel HGTV on September 10, 2011, in Traverse City, Michigan. They had a daughter, Flora, via a surrogate in December 2016.
|1996||Her Costly Affair||Dee||Television film|
|A & P||Queenie||Short film|
|1997||Campfire Tales||Jenny||Segment: "The Hook"|
|The Last Time I Committed Suicide||Jeananne|
|Starship Troopers||Pilot Cadet Stack Lumbreiser|
|1998||How to Make the Cruelest Month||Dot Bryant|
|1999||Varsity Blues||Julie Harbor|
|Outside Providence||Jane Weston|
|Brookfield||Daly Roberts||Television film|
|2000||The '70s||Christie Shales||Television film|
|Road Trip||Beth Wagner|
|Rat Race||Tracy Faucet|
|2002||Interstate 60||Lynn Linden|
|2003||National Lampoon's Barely Legal||Naomi|
|The Battle of Shaker Heights||Tabitha "Tabby" Bowland|
|Blind Horizon||Liz Culpepper|
|2004||The Butterfly Effect||Kayleigh Miller|
|Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Nurse Betty|
|Starsky & Hutch||Holly Monk|
|2005||A Love Story||Girl||Short film|
|Bigger Than the Sky||Grace Hargrove / Roxanne|
|The Best Man||Sarah Marie Barker|
|Just Friends||Jamie Palamino|
|2008||Life in Flight||Catherine Sargent|
|The Meant to Be's||Janine||Television film|
|2009||Love N' Dancing||Jessica Donovan|
|Crank: High Voltage||Eve Lydon|
|See Kate Run||Katherine Sullivan||Television film|
|The Town||Boston Police Department Sergeant Jessica Maclellan|
|2011||Mr. Stache||Mrs. Stache||Short film|
|House of the Rising Sun||Jenny Porter|
|12 Dates of Christmas||Kate Stanton||Television film|
|The Reunion||Nina Cleary|
|2012||Columbus Circle||Lillian Hart|
|Bad Girls||Brandi||Television film|
|2014||The Visitant||The Mom||Short film|
|Run for Your Life||Meredith Redmond||Television film|
|Bad Country||Lynn Weiland|
|The Single Moms Club||Hillary Massey|
|Flight 7500||Pia Martin|
|Among Ravens||Wendy Conifer|
|2015||Zoey to the Max||Samantha Jenkins|
|2016||All the Way to the Ocean||Mom||Short film|
|Sister Cities||Young Mary Baxter||Television film|
|Patient Seven||Mom||Segment: "The Visitant"|
|2017||Apple of My Eye||Caroline Andrews|
|Love at First Glance||Mary Landers||Television film|
|The Keeping Hours||Amy|
|Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars||Jean Wonder|
|2003||Scrubs||Jamie Moyer||3 episodes|
|2005–2011||Robot Chicken||Various voice roles||6 episodes|
|2009||Scrubs||Jamie Moyer||Episode: "My Finale: Part|
|2011–2012||Shameless||Jasmine Hollander||6 episodes|
|2012||Men at Work||Lisa||Episodes: Pilot, "Super Milo"|
|2014||Justified||Allison Brander||9 episodes|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Karla Wyatt||Episode: "Gone Fishin"|
|2018||MacGyver||Dixie/Dawn||Episodes: "Mardi Gras Beads+Chair", "Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle"|
|2020||Stargirl||Barbara Whitmore||Main cast|
Awards and nominations
|2000||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Chemistry (with Breckin Meyer)||Road Trip||Nominated|
|2004||MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss||Starsky & Hutch||Won|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music/Dance Actress||Love N' Dancing||Nominated|
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