Sunday, January 15, 2012

Amy Smart Biography

Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American television and film actress and former fashion model. Amy 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. Inspired by her friend Vinessa Shaw, Amy Smart studied ballet for 10 years and enrolled in acting classes when she was 16, but Amy Smart began her career as a fashion model, working in Italy, France, Mexico and Tahiti (award-winning spots for Club Med directed by Bruno Aveillan).

Amy Smart
Amy Smart
Amy Smart's first film role was in director Martin Kunert's film Campfire Tales, followed by a small role as Queenie in the 1996 rendition of John Updike's short story, "A&P". Amy Smart had a minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards). Amy Smart had a starring role in the mini-series The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio. In 1999, Amy Smart played the girlfriend of a popular American football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues.

Amy Smart appeared in the series Felicity, as a girlfriend of Scott Foley's character. Other films include Road Trip (2000), The Butterfly Effect (2004) and Rat Race.

In 2005, Amy 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.

Amy Smart also 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.

Amy Smart
Amy Smart
In 2005, Amy Smart starred as Sarah in a British independent film called The Best Man. Seth Green was her co-star. She also appeared in the 2006 film Crank, portraying the girlfriend of the lead character, Chev Chelios (played by Jason Statham). She reprised the role in the sequel, Crank: High Voltage, released in 2009.

Amy Smart was a regular cast member in the short-lived 2006 CBS television series Smith. She also has voiced some of the characters in the animated series Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green. Amy Smart appeared as Joy in the 2006 movie Peaceful Warrior, starring Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte. She stars as Melissa in the independent film Seventh Moon.

Personal life

Amy Smart married Carter Oosterhouse from HGTV on September 10, 2011 in Traverse City, Michigan.


1996 A&P
1996 Seduced By Madness
1997 Campfire Tales
1997 High Voltage
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide
1997 Starship Troopers
1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month
1998 Strangeland
1998 Circles
1998 Starstruck
Amy Smart
Amy Smart
1999 Outside Providence
1999 Varsity Blues
2000 Road Trip
2001 Rat Race
2001 Scotland, PA
2002 Interstate 60
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights
2003 Blind Horizon
2004 Starsky & Hutch
2004 The Butterfly Effect
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
2004 Willowbee
2005 Just Friends
2005 Bigger Than the Sky
2005 The Best Man (aka Unhitched)
2006 Crank
2006 Peaceful Warrior
2008 Life in Flight
2008 Mirrors
2008 Seventh Moon
2009 Crank: High Voltage
2009 Love N' Dancing
2011 The Reunion
2011 12 Dates of Christmas

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