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Lois Smith

Lois Arlene Smith (née Humbert; born November 3, 1930) is an American actress. She made her film debut in the 1955 drama film East of Eden, and later played supporting roles in a number of movies, including Five Easy Pieces (1970), Resurrection (1980), Fatal Attraction (1987), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Dead Man Walking, Twister (1996), Minority Report (2002), The Nice Guys (2016) and Lady Bird (2017). In 2017, Smith received critical acclaim for her leading performance in the science-fiction drama film Marjorie Prime, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards and Saturn Award, and well as won Satellite Award. Smith also has had many roles on television, both daytime and prime time. She was regular cast member in the HBO horror drama True Blood, and well as received Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series nomination for The Americans. Smith also is known for her extensive work in the theatre, receiving two Tony Award nominations for originating the role of Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1990) and for the role of Halie in a revival of Buried Child in 1996. She also starred in an acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful in 2005 for which she received an Obie Award for Best Actress, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, and a Drama Desk Award. Smith is an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lois Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 3, 1930 In Topeka, Kansas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Strange Lady in Town 1955-04-12
Latest Project:
Movie The French Dispatch 2021-07-06
Known For
Movie The French Dispatch Upshur Clampette 2021-07-06
Movie The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America Harper Pitt 2020-10-08
Movie Uncle Frank Aunt Butch 2020-11-25
Movie Marjorie Prime Marjorie 2017-01-23
Movie Lady Bird Sister Sarah Joan 2017-09-08
Movie The Nice Guys Mrs. Glenn 2016-05-15
Movie The Comedian Miriam 2016-12-09
Movie Run All Night Margaret Conlon 2015-03-11
Movie The Gettysburg Address Elizabeth Crawford (voice) 2015-01-01
Movie Showing Up Herself 2014-02-25
Movie The Man Who Came Out Only at Night The Youngest Daughter (later) 2013-10-10
Movie Roadie Mom 2012-01-06
Movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green Aunt Mel 2012-08-15
Movie Please Give Mrs. Portman 2010-04-30
Movie A Dog Year Lois Blair 2009-09-03
Movie Turn the River Abby 2008-05-09
Movie Little Fugitive Elizabeth 2006-05-27
Movie Hollywoodland Helen Bessolo 2006-08-31
Movie Sweet Land Inge (as an older woman) 2005-10-21
Movie P.S. Ellie Silverstein 2004-10-15
Movie The Best Thief In The World Helen 2004-01-01
Movie Iron Jawed Angels Reverend Anna Howard Shaw 2004-01-16
Movie The Laramie Project Lucy Thompson 2002-01-10
Movie Minority Report Dr. Iris Hineman 2002-06-20
Movie Powder Keg Mother 2001-01-01
Movie The Pledge Helen Jackson 2001-01-19
Movie The Eternal Mrs. Ferriter 1998-09-18
Movie Twister Meg Greene 1996-05-10
Movie Truman Madge Wallace Gates 1995-09-09
Movie Dead Man Walking Helen's Mother 1995-12-29
Movie How to Make an American Quilt Sophia 1995-10-06
Movie Holy Matrimony Orna 1994-04-08
Movie Skylark Lou Wheaton 1993-02-07
Movie Hard Promises Mrs. Bell 1992-01-31
Movie Switched at Birth Margaret 1991-04-28
Movie Green Card Brontë's Mother 1990-12-23
Movie Midnight Run Mrs. Nelson 1988-07-20
Movie Black Widow Sara 1987-02-06
Movie Fatal Attraction Martha 1987-09-11
Movie The Execution of Raymond Graham Mary Neal 1985-11-17
Series Rage of Angels Clara 1983-02-20
Movie Reuben, Reuben Mare Spofford 1983-12-19
Movie Foxes Madge's Mom 1980-02-29
Movie Resurrection Kathy 1980-09-26
Movie Next Stop, Greenwich Village Anita Cunningham 1976-02-04
Movie Up the Sandbox Elinore 1972-12-21
Movie Particular Men 1972-04-15
Series Somerset Zoe Cannell 1970-03-30
Movie Five Easy Pieces Partita Dupea 1970-09-12
Movie Strange Lady in Town Spurs O'Brien 1955-04-12