Jean Smart

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NBC Press Tour
Jean Smart
Jean Smart was born on September 13, 1951 in Seattle.
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2004 Sundance Film Festival - "Garden State" Portraits
Jean Smart
She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 13.
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Jean Smart Portrait Session
Jean Smart
She made her professional debut in 1975, performing in "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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The Museum Of Television & Radio Presents Designing Women: A Reunion
Jean Smart
In 1986, she first appeared in what may be her best known role: as Charlene Frazier in "Designing Women."
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The 59th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmys - Arrivals
Jean Smart
She met her husband Richard Gilliland while working on "Designing Women." He was guest starring as another character's boyfriend.
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53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals
Jean Smart
She made her Broadway debut in 1981, playing Marlene Dietrich on Broadway in "Piaf."
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60th Primetime Emmy Awards - Show
Jean Smart
She's a much-in-demand TV actress, with credits on "Hawaii Five-O," "24," "The District," "Samantha Who?" and many more. She's won three Emm…
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2007 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Arrivals
Jean Smart
She has a special fondness for "Frasier," noting "I've never seen a cast so much in love with each other. David Hyde Pierce would sit down a…
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60th Primetime Emmy Awards - Governors Ball
Jean Smart
Though she's appeared in dozens of TV shows, you can also see her in the feature films "Sweet Home Alabama," "Munich," and "Garden State."
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60th Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals
Jean Smart
She and her husband adopted their child, Bonnie, from China in spring 2009.