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Amy Smart

Amy Smart
Smart in 2013
Born Amy Lysle Smart
(1976-03-26) March 26, 1976
Topanga, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Carter Oosterhouse (m. 2011)

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 Road Trip (2000),The Butterfly Effect (2004), Just Friends (2005), Mirrors (2008) and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014).

Smart has also starred on television shows Felicity (1999–2001), Smith (2006–2007) and Shameless (2011–2012).


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

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 ten years.[3]


While modelling in Italy, Smart met fellow model Ali Larter[4] and the two "became instant friends", according to Larter.[5] In Los Angeles, the two 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 film Campfire Tales, followed by a small role as Queenie in the 1996 rendition of John Updike's short story, "A&P".[6] She had a minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards). She had a starring role in the mini-series The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio.[6] In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular American football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues, reuniting her with Larter.[7] Also in 1999, she gave a strong performance in the film Outside Providence.

Smart played a recurring character on the series Felicity from 1999 to 2001 — Ruby, a former girlfriend of Scott Foley's character.[6] She co-starred in the films Road Trip (2000), Rat Race (2001),[8] Starsky & Hutch (2004),[9] and The Butterfly Effect (2004). 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.[10] In 2003, 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.[7]

In 2005, 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. Smart was a regular cast member in the short-lived 2006 CBS television series Smith. She also has voiced some 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 stars as Melissa in the 2008 independent film Seventh Moon.[11] In 2011, Smart joined the Showtime drama/comedy Shameless as the recurring character Jasmine Hollander. She continues to guest star in season two,[6] which began airing January 8, 2012.

Personal life

Smart married Carter Oosterhouse from HGTV on September 10, 2011, in Traverse City, Michigan.[12][13]


Smart during LA Fashion Week 2008
Year Title Role Notes
1996 A & P Queenie Short film
1997 High Voltage Molly
1997 Campfire Tales Jenny Segment: "The Hook"
1997 Last Time I Committed Suicide, TheThe Last Time I Committed Suicide Jeananne
1997 Starship Troopers Pilot Cadet Stack Lumbreiser
1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month Dot Bryant
1998 Circles Allison
1998 Starstruck Tracey Beck
1998 Strangeland Angela Stravelli
1999 Varsity Blues Julie Harbor
1999 Outside Providence Jane Weston
2000 Road Trip Beth Wagner
2001 Scotland, PA Stacy
2001 Rat Race Tracy Faucet
2002 Interstate 60 Lynn Linden
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal Naomi
2003 Battle of Shaker Heights, TheThe Battle of Shaker Heights Tabby
2003 Blind Horizon Liz Culpepper
2004 Butterfly Effect, TheThe Butterfly Effect Kayleigh
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Nurse Betty
2004 Willowbee Burglar Short film
2004 Starsky & Hutch Holly
2005 Love Story, AA Love Story Girl Short film
2005 Bigger Than the Sky Grace Hargrove / Roxanne
2005 Best Man, TheThe Best Man Sarah Marie Barker
2005 Just Friends Jamie Palamino
2006 Peaceful Warrior Joy
2006 Crank Eve
2008 Life in Flight Catherine Direct-to-DVD
2008 Mirrors Angela Carson
2008 Seventh Moon Melissa Direct-to-DVD
2009 Love N' Dancing Jessica Donovan Direct-to-VOD
2009 Crank: High Voltage Eve
2010 Dead Awake Natalie Direct-to-DVD
2011 Mr. Stache Mrs. Stache Short film
2011 12 Dates of Christmas Kate Stanton Television film
2011 House of the Rising Sun Jenny Porter Direct-to-DVD
2011 Reunion, TheThe Reunion Nina Cleary Direct-to-DVD
2012 Columbus Circle Lillian Hart Direct-to-VOD
2013 Bad Country Lynn Weiland Direct-to-VOD
2013 No Clue Kyra Direct-to-VOD
2014 7500 Pia Martin
2014 Single Moms Club, TheThe Single Moms Club Hillary Massey
2014 Among Ravens Wendy Direct-to-DVD
2014 Run for Your Life Meredith Television film
2014 Break Point Heather Direct-to-VOD
2015 Hangman Melissa Direct-to-VOD
2015 Unity Narrator Documentary
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Girl #1 Episode: "1.2"
1996 Her Costly Affair Dee TV movie
1999 Brookfield Daly Roberts TV movie
1999–2001 Felicity Ruby 16 episodes
2000 '70s, TheThe '70s Christie Shales TV movie
2003 Scrubs Jamie Moyer 3 episodes
2005–2011 Robot Chicken Various 6 episodes
2006–2007 Smith Annie 7 episodes
2008 Meant to Be's, TheThe Meant to Be's Janine TV movie
2009 See Kate Run Katherine Sullivan TV movie
2009 Scrubs Jamie Moyer AKA Tasty Coma Wife (uncredited) Episode: "My Finale: Part 2"
2011 12 Dates of Christmas Kate Stanton TV movie
2011–2012 Shameless Jasmine Hollander 6 episodes
2012 Men at Work Lisa 2 Episodes
2014 Justified Alison Brander 9 episodes


  1. ^ Marx, Rebecca Flint. Amy Smart film biography at AllRovi. Retrieved February 7, 2012
  2. ^ Amy Smart biography 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). 2010-07-30. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Ali Larter People Biography". People magazine. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  6. ^ a b c d Biography for Amy Smart at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ a b "Amy Smart- Biography: About Amy Smart".  
  8. ^ Bowen, Kit (August 17, 2001).  – Interview with Amy Smart"Rat Race". Archived from the original on May 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Fischer, Paul (February 24, 2004). Grrls Cheer On!"Starsky & Hutch"Carmen Electra and Amy Smart: , Film Monthly. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  10. ^ box officeJust Friends at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Janson, Tim (October 13, 2009). DVD reviewSeventh Moon, Fangoria. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  12. ^ Macatee, Rebecca (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse!".  
  13. ^ Fleeman, Mike (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse".  

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