Description: Actress, Vocalist, US
Known For: Becker – 1998 – 2004

Instruments: Vocals

Date Born: 3rd July 1970
Location Born: Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States of America

Web Site:  Shawnee Smith at AllMovie

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Shawnee Smith

An American film and television actress and singer.

Shawnee Rebecca Smith (born July 3, 1969) is an American film and television actress and singer. Smith is best known for her roles as Meg Penny in The Blob (1988), Amanda Young in the Saw films, and as Linda in the CBS sitcom Becker. Smith once fronted the metal band Fydolla Ho, with which she toured the US and the UK. She was half of Smith & Pyle, a desert country-rock band, with actress Missi Pyle. She starred as Jennifer Goodson, the ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, on the FX sitcom Anger Management, which ended in 2014 after 100 episodes.

Smith is best known for her roles as Amanda Young in the Saw films and Linda in the CBS sitcom Becker.

Smith once fronted the metal band Fydolla Ho, with which she toured the United States and the United Kingdom, and is half of Smith & Pyle, a desert country-rock band, with actress Missi Pyle.

Smith began acting as a child appearing on stage in A Christmas Carol repertory from ages 8 to 11 and starred in a stage play with Richard Dreyfuss at age 15. She also performed in the original stage production of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday and won the Dramalogue Critics Award for her performance.

She was the youngest actor up to that time to receive such an honor. She made her television debut in a McDonald’s commercial titled “Best Friends” in 1978.

She joined the Screen Actors Guild at age nine and made her feature film debut in John Huston’s 1982 adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie, as one of Aileen Quinn’s fellow orphans.

In 1985, Smith co-starred in two troubled-teen melodramas, Not My Kid and Crime of Innocence. In 1987, Smith co-starred in the hit comedy film Summer School as pregnant student Rhonda Altobello. The following year, she starred with Kevin Dillon and the late Joe Seneca in a 1988 remake of the Steve McQueen classic The Blob as Meg Penny.

Smith played a rich teen who helps John Candy locate her kidnapped sister in 1989’s Who’s Harry Crumb?. That same year, she co-starred with Jennie Garth and Barbara Eden in the short-lived TV series Brand New Life. The following year, Smith co-starred as the daughter of Anthony Hopkins and Mimi Rogers in the remake of Michael Cimino’s thriller The Desperate Hours.

Smith’s best-known television role was Linda, an air-headed nurse’s aide, in the CBS hit comedy series Becker with Ted Danson. She served as a regular cast member in all 129 episodes from 1998–2004.

Another well-known television role was that of Julie Lawry in the 1994 miniseries The Stand, based on the novel by Stephen King. She also appeared as a waitress in The Shining miniseries, which King adapted from his own novel. Besides her regular role on Becker and the cameos in the Stephen King miniseries, Smith made several guest appearances on television shows, such as Cagney & Lacey; Married With Children; Murder, She Wrote; The X-Files; Players; and Law & Order: Los Angeles.

In 2003, she lent her voice to an episode of the Disney cartoon Kim Possible as Vivian Porter.

Smith has become well known in recent years for her role as Amanda Young in the Saw films.


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