Quick Facts Jean Smart

  • NameJean Smart
  • Birth NameJean Elizabeth Smart
  • FatherDouglas Smart
  • MotherKay Smart
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress
  • Net Worth$ 3 million
  • Eye ColorBlue
  • Hair ColorBrown
  • Body Measurements34-23-35 Inches
  • Weight in KG53 kg
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toRichard Gilliland (m. 1987)
  • ChildrenBonnie Kathleen Gilliland, Connor Douglas Gilliland
  • EducationUniversity of Washington
  • AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award
  • MoviesHope Springs
  • TV ShowFargo Since 2014
  • Birth Year1951
  • Birth month09
  • Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington, USA
  • Breast Size34
  • Waist Size23
  • Hip Size35

An American actress, Jean Smart is well-known for portraying on the NBC sitcom Frasier as Lana Gardner which earned her Emmy Awards twice. Her outstanding performance also can be seen in movies such as Guinevere, Sweet Home Alabama, The Accountant, and much more.

Jean Smart married Richard Gilliland, after dating for several years in 1987. The couple met each other while working together on the set of Designing Women and has two children from their relationship.

Jean Smart Early life and Education

Jean was born as Jean Elizabeth Smart on 13th September 1951, in Seattle, Washington, USA. She was born to father, Douglas Smart, a teacher, and mother, Kay Smart, and grew up along with her three siblings. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13.

Smart completed her high school from the Ballard High School in Seattle in 1969. She was interested in acting in the drama program since high school which made her pursue Professional Actors Training Program with a BFAF from the University of Washington. She is also a member of the University of Washington chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Jean Smart Acting Career

After completing college degree, Jean started her career appearing in regional theater throughout the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, etc. Later, she moved to New York City with her colleagues and started working for the Off-Broadway and professional regional productions.

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After struggling for several years, Jean appeared in various television and short-lived series which brings her in limelight. She also appeared in the family drama Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey in 1993. In 1995, she featured as the lead role in the comedy series High Society which ran successfully for 13 episodes.

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Moreover, Smart has also featured in the movies such as A Simple Favor, Hope Springs, Youth in Revolt, Lucky You, Whisper of the Heart, I Heart Huckabees, Life Itself, and much more.

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Similarly, her other notable performance can be seen in television series including Veep, Legion, Bad Internet, Getting on, Sirens, Hot in Cleveland, A Royal Romance, and much more.

Jean Smart Awards and Achievements

Jean won the heart of millions of people by her outstanding performance as well as several awards and nominations. She was awarded by Critics’ Choice Television Award for the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series twice.

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Furthermore, Jean was also nominated for Satellite Award, American Comedy Award, Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, Drama Desk Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and others.

Jean Smart Married, Dating, Husband, Children

Jean Smart married her long-term boyfriend Richard Gilliland, an actor, after dating for several years. The couple met each other while working together on the set of Designing Women.

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Jean Smart and Richard Gilliland tied the knot in 1987. They welcomed their first child, a son, Connor Douglas, in 1989, and a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen, who was adopted from China in May 2009.

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After getting married, the duo appeared together in the Designing Women. Richard portrayed the role of Captain Stan Cotter in 24 whereas Jean cast as the first lady Martha Logan. The couple is living happily together along with their children and till date, there are no any rumors of divorce.

Jean Smart Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

Jean earns a good sum of money in her career. She started her acting career from 1975 and till date, she has featured and appeared in several movies and television series through which she receives a decent amount of money as salary.

Smart several movies and television series are successfully hit and were able to collect a tremendous amount of money in the box office collection. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Jean Smart’s current estimated net worth is around $4 million.