Amy Smart

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Amy Smart
Amy Smart (2009).jpg
Smart in 2009
Amy Lysle Smart

(1976-03-26) March 26, 1976 (age 43)
Years active1996–present

Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model.[1][2] 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).

Early life[edit]

Smart was born in Topanga, California. Her mother, Judy Lysle (née Carrington), worked at a museum, and her father, John Boden Smart, was a salesman. She studied ballet for 10 years.[3]



While modeling in Italy, Smart met fellow model Ali Larter[4] and the two "became instant friends", according to Larter.[5] In Los Angeles, they took acting classes together.[4] 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.[6] Also in 1999, she appeared in the film Outside Providence, and had a cameo in From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money.

Smart during LA Fashion Week 2008

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),[7] Starsky & Hutch (2004),[8] and The Butterfly Effect (2004).

In 2003, Smart had a small role in the American sitcom Scrubs, playing Jamie Moyer (aka "Tasty Coma Wife"), one of main character J.D.'s love interests.[6]


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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Smart married TV carpenter Carter Oosterhouse from the U.S. cable channel HGTV on September 10, 2011, in Traverse City, Michigan.[12][13] They had a daughter, Flora, via a surrogate in December 2016.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Her Costly Affair Dee Television film
A & P Queenie Short film[15][16]
1997 Campfire Tales Jenny Segment: "The Hook"
The Last Time I Committed Suicide Jeananne
Starship Troopers Pilot Cadet Stack Lumbreiser
High Voltage Molly
1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month Dot Bryant
Circles Allison
Starstruck Tracey Beck
Strangeland Angela Stravelli
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
2001 Scotland, PA Stacy
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
Willowbee Burglar Short film
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
2006 Peaceful Warrior Joy
Crank Eve Lydon
2008 Life in Flight Catherine Sargent
Mirrors Angela Carson
Seventh Moon Melissa
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
2010 Dead Awake Natalie
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
2013 No Clue Kyra
2014 The Visitant The Mom Short film
Break Point Heather
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
Hangman Melissa
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
2018 Mississippi Requiem
Brawler Linda Wepner
Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars Jean Wonder
2019 Tyson's Run Eloise


Year Title Role Notes
1999–2001 Felicity Ruby Recurring role
2003 Scrubs Jamie Moyer 3 episodes
2005 Just Friends Jamie
2005–2011 Robot Chicken Various voice roles 6 episodes
2006 Smith Annie Main role
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
2016 Maron Nina 2 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[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2000 Teen Choice Awards Choice Chemistry (with Breckin Meyer) Road Trip Nominated
2004 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss[17] Starsky & Hutch Won
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music/Dance Actress Love N' Dancing Nominated


  1. ^ Marx, Rebecca Flint. Amy Smart film biography Archived December 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at AllRovi. Retrieved February 7, 2012
  2. ^ Amy Smart biography Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine at Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Siegler, Bonnie (May 9, 2009). "Love n' Dancing with Amy Smart". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "There's no hiding that bump now! Ali Larter shows off her pregnancy curves in a tight black dress". Daily Mail. London. July 30, 2010. Archived from the original on August 2, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Ali Larter People Biography". People magazine. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Amy Smart- Biography: About Amy Smart". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  7. ^ Bowen, Kit (August 17, 2001). "Rat Race – Interview with Amy Smart". Archived from the original on May 19, 2012.
  8. ^ Fischer, Paul (February 24, 2004). "Carmen Electra and Amy Smart: Starsky & Hutch Grrls Cheer On!", Film Monthly. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "Just Friends (2005/I) - Box office / business". IMDb.
  10. ^ Janson, Tim (October 13, 2009). Seventh Moon DVD review, Fangoria. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  11. ^ Robinson, Will (July 21, 2015). "Casting Net: Amy Smart co-headlines indie Sister Cities". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  12. ^ Macatee, Rebecca (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse!". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  13. ^ Fleeman, Mike (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse". People. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  14. ^ Karen Mizoguchi. "Amy Smart Reveals Daughter Flora Carried by Surrogate". Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  15. ^ A&P (story)
  16. ^ Schwartz, Bruce. "A & P". Spike. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  17. ^ "2004 MTV Movie Awards". MTV (MTV Networks). Retrieved March 4, 2015. Note: Click on the 'Winners' tab.

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