Smart in 2009
Amy Lysle Smart
March 26, 1976
Carter Oosterhouse (m. 2011)
Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model who rose to prominence in the late 1990s.
A native of Los Angeles, Smart began her career modeling in Italy and subsequently enrolled in acting school. Her first role in film was in director Martin Kunert's anthology horror film Campfire Tales, followed by a minor part in Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers (1997). She garnered widespread recognition after appearing in the mainstream teen drama Varsity Blues (1999), as well as for her recurring role as Ruby on the television series Felicity (1999–2001). She followed this with a lead in the college sex comedy Road Trip (2000), and co-starred in Jerry Zucker's ensemble comedy Rat Race (2001). She had a lead role opposite Ashton Kutcher in the sci-fi drama The Butterfly Effect (2004).
Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris in 2005's Just Friends , followed by the sports drama Peaceful Warrior (2006). From 2011 to 2012, she had a recurring role as Jasmine Hollander on the series Shameless . She subsequently starred in Tyler Perry's comedy The Single Moms Club (2014).
Smart was born in Los Angeles, California,and raised in Topanga Canyon. Her mother, Judy Lysle (née Carrington), worked at a museum, and her father, John Boden Smart, was a salesman. She studied ballet for 10 years, and graduated from Palisades Charter High School.
While modeling in Milan, Italy,Smart met fellow model Ali Larter and the two "became instant friends", according to Larter. In Los Angeles, they took acting classes together.
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 Campfire Tales, followed by a small role as Queenie in the 1996 adaptation of John Updike's short story "A&P". She had a minor role in Paul Verhoeven's science fiction thriller Starship Troopers (1997) as the copilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards),and a starring role in the miniseries The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio. In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular American football player (James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues, reuniting her with Larter. Also in 1999, she appeared in the film Outside Providence .
From 1999 to 2001 Smart played a recurring character on the series Felicity — Ruby, a former girlfriend of Scott Foley's character. She costarred in the films Road Trip (2000), Rat Race (2001),Starsky & Hutch (2004), and the science fiction drama The Butterfly Effect (2004), playing the childhood friend of Ashton Kutcher's character.
In 2003, Smart 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.
In 2005, Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy film Just Friends , playing the high school friend of a previously overweight young man who, years later, returns to her hometown and attempts to confess his love for her. The film was a box office hit, grossing over $50 million worldwide.Also in 2005, she starred as Sarah in the British independent film The Best Man with Seth Green. She also had a lead role in the independent drama Bigger Than the Sky (2005), a loose adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac , co-starring with Marcus Thomas, Sean Astin, and Patty Duke.
Smart appeared in the 2006 action thriller film Crank , portraying the girlfriend of the lead character, Chev Chelios (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 opposite Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen, playing a professional burglar.She has also voiced characters in the animated series Robot Chicken , created by Seth Green. Smart appeared as Joy in the 2006 sports drama Peaceful Warrior , starring Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte, about a gymnast whose life changes after an encounter with a spiritual guide. She also starred as Melissa in the 2008 independent horror film Seventh Moon , and had a supporting role opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Alexandre Aja's supernatural thriller Mirrors (2008).
In March 2011, Smart joined the Showtime comedy-drama Shameless as recurring character Jasmine Hollander, a friend of lead Fiona (Emmy Rossum).She continued to guest star in season two. On September 20, 2011, Smart married TV carpenter Carter Oosterhouse from the U.S. cable channel HGTV, in Traverse City, Michigan.
In 2014, Smart appeared in the Tyler Perry comedy The Single Moms Club opposite Nia Long and Wendi McLendon-Covey, followed by the thriller Hangman (2015). In 2016, she appeared in a supporting role in the television film Sister Cities (2016), opposite Jacki Weaver, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Alfred Molina.She also appeared in two episodes of the IFC series Maron (2016), portraying Nina, wife of Dave Anthony.
On December 26, 2016, Smart's daughter, Flora, was born via a surrogate; she revealed this publicly in 2017, explaining that she struggled for years trying to conceive, writing: "After years of fertility struggles I give thanks today to our kind, loving surrogate for carrying her."
|1996||Her Costly Affair||Dee||John Patterson||Television film|
|1996||A & P||Queenie||Bruce Schwartz||Short film|
|1997||Campfire Tales||Jenny||Martin Kunert||Segment: "The Hook"|
|1997||The Last Time I Committed Suicide||Jeananne||Stephen T. Kay|
|1997||Starship Troopers||Pilot Cadet Stack Lumbreiser||Paul Verhoeven|
|1997||High Voltage||Molly||Isaac Florentine|
|1998||How to Make the Cruelest Month||Dot Bryant||Kip Koenig|
|1998||Starstruck||Tracey Beck||John Enborn|
|1998||Strangeland||Angela Stravelli||John Pipelow|
|1999||Varsity Blues||Julie Harbor||Brian Robbins|
|1999||Outside Providence||Jane Weston||Michael Corrente|
|1999||Brookfield||Daly Roberts||Arvin Brown||Television film|
|2000||The '70s||Christie Shales||Peter Werner||Television film|
|2000||Road Trip||Beth Wagner||Todd Phillips|
|2001||Scotland, PA||Stacy||William Morrissette|
|2001||Rat Race||Tracy Faucet||Jerry Zucker|
|2002||Interstate 60||Lynn Linden||Bob Gale|
|2003||National Lampoon's Barely Legal||Naomi||David Mickey Evans|
|2003||The Battle of Shaker Heights||Tabitha Bowland|
|2003||Blind Horizon||Liz Culpepper||Michael Haussman|
|2004||The Butterfly Effect||Kayleigh Miller|
|2004||Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Nurse Betty||Robert Luketic|
|2004||Willowbee||Burglar||George Kenyon||Short film|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Holly Monk||Todd Phillips|
|2005||A Love Story||Girl||Spencer Susser||Short film|
|2005||Bigger Than the Sky||Grace Hargrove / Roxanne||Al Corley|
|2005||The Best Man||Sarah Marie Barker||Stefan Schwartz|
|2005||Just Friends||Jamie Palamino||Roger Kumble|
|2006||Peaceful Warrior||Joy||Victor Salva|
|2008||Life in Flight||Catherine Sargent||Tracey Hecht|
|2008||Mirrors||Angela Carson||Alexandre Aja|
|2008||Seventh Moon||Melissa||Eduardo Sánchez|
|2008||The Meant to Be's||Janine||Glenn Gordon Caron||Television film|
|2009||Love N' Dancing||Jessica Donovan||Robert Iscove|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||Eve Lydon|
|2009||See Kate Run||Katherine Sullivan||Dean Parisot||Television film|
|2010||Dead Awake||Natalie||Omar Naim|
|2010||The Town||Boston Police Department Sergeant Jessica Maclellan||Ben Affleck|
|2011||Mr. Stache||Mrs. Stache||Jac Schaeffer||Short film|
|2011||House of the Rising Sun||Jenny Porter||Brian A. Miller|
|2011||12 Dates of Christmas||Kate Stanton||James Hayman||Television film|
|2011||The Reunion||Nina Cleary||Michael Pavone|
|2012||Columbus Circle||Lillian Hart||George Gallo|
|2012||Bad Girls||Brandi||John Dahl||Television film|
|2013||No Clue||Kyra||Carl Bessai|
|2014||The Visitant||The Mom||Nicholas Peterson||Short film|
|2014||Break Point||Heather||Jay Karas|
|2014||Run for Your Life||Meredith Redmond||Michael Scott||Television film|
|2014||Bad Country||Lynn Weiland||Chris Brinker|
|2014||The Single Moms Club||Hillary Massey||Tyler Perry|
|2014||Flight 7500||Pia Martin||Takashi Shimizu|
|2014||Among Ravens||Wendy Conifer|
|2015||Zoey to the Max||Samantha Jenkins||Jim Valdez|
|2016||All the Way to the Ocean||Mom||Doug Rowell||Short film|
|2016||Sister Cities||Young Mary Baxter||Sean Hanish||Television film|
|2016||Patient Seven||Mom||Nicholas Peterson||Segment: "The Visitant"|
|2017||Apple of My Eye||Caroline Andrews||Castille Landon|
|2017||Love at First Glance||Mary Landers||Kevin Connor||Television film|
|2017||The Keeping Hours||Amy||Karen Moncrieff|
|2018||The Brawler||Linda Wepner||Ken Kushner|
|2018||Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars||Jean Wonder||Jarrett Tarnol|
|2019||Tyson's Run||Eloise||Kim Bass|
|2003||Scrubs||Jamie Moyer||3 episodes|
|2005–2011||Robot Chicken||Various voice roles||6 episodes|
|2009||Scrubs||Jamie Moyer||Episode: "My Finale: Part|
|2011–2012||Shameless||Jasmine Hollander||6 episodes|
|2012||Men at Work||Lisa||Episodes: Pilot, "Super Milo"|
|2014||Justified||Allison Brander||9 episodes|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Karla Wyatt||Episode: "Gone Fishin"|
|2018||MacGyver||Dixie/Dawn||Episodes: "Mardi Gras Beads+Chair", "Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle"|
|2020||Stargirl||Barbara Whitmore||Main cast|
|2000||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Chemistry (with Breckin Meyer)||Road Trip||Nominated|
|2004||MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss||Starsky & Hutch||Won|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music/Dance Actress||Love N' Dancing||Nominated|
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