Lois Smith

Lois Smith

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    • November 3rd, 1930
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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Acting (48 Credits)

2021The French Dispatch as Upshur Clampette
2020Uncle Frank as Aunt Butch
2020Tesla as The Grande Dame
2017Lady Bird as Sister Sarah Joan
2017Marjorie Prime as Marjorie
2016The Nice Guys as Mrs. Glenn
2016The Comedian as Miriam
2015Run All Night as Margaret Conlon
2012The Odd Life of Timothy Green as Aunt Mel
2011Roadie as MomWatch Free
2010Please Give as Mrs. Portman
2009A Dog Year as Lois Blair
2007Turn the River as AbbyWatch Free
2006Hollywoodland as Helen Bessolo
2006Griffin & Phoenix as Dr. Imberman
2005Sweet Land as Inge (as an older woman)
2004P.S. as Ellie Silverstein
2004The Best Thief in the World as Helen
2004Iron Jawed Angels as Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
2002Minority Report as Dr. Iris Hineman
2002The Laramie Project as Lucy Thompson
2001Powder Keg as Mother
2001The Pledge as Helen Jackson
1999Tumbleweeds as Ginger
1998The Eternal as Mrs. Ferriter
1996Twister as Meg Greene
1995Dead Man Walking as Helen's Mother
1995How to Make an American Quilt as Sophia
1995Truman as Madge Wallace Gates
1994Holy Matrimony as Orna
1993Skylark as Lou Wheaton
1993Falling Down as Mrs. Foster / William's Mother
1991Switched at Birth as Margaret
1991Hard Promises as Mrs. Bell
1991Fried Green Tomatoes as Mama Threadgoode
1990Green Card as Brontë's Mother
1988Midnight Run as Mrs. Nelson
1987Black Widow as Sara
1987Fatal Attraction as Martha
1984Reckless as Mrs. Prescott
1983Reuben, Reuben as Mare Spofford
1981Four Friends as Mrs. Carnahan
1980Foxes as Madge's Mom
1980Resurrection as Kathy
1976Next Stop, Greenwich Village as Anita Cunningham
1972Up the Sandbox as Elinore
1970Five Easy Pieces as Partita Dupea
1955East of Eden as Anne


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