Amy Smart

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Amy Smart
Amy Smart Delux.jpg
Smart in 2013
BornAmy Lysle Smart
(1976-03-26) March 26, 1976 (age 38)
Topanga, California, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Carter Oosterhouse (m. 2011)
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Amy Smart
Amy Smart Delux.jpg
Smart in 2013
BornAmy Lysle Smart
(1976-03-26) March 26, 1976 (age 38)
Topanga, California, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Carter Oosterhouse (m. 2011)

Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

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.[3] Amy Smart studied ballet for ten years.[4]


While modelling in Italy, Smart met fellow model Ali Larter[5] and the two "became instant friends", according to Larter.[6] In Los Angeles, the two took acting classes together.[5] 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".[7] 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.[7] In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular American football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues, re-uniting her with Larter.[8] 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.[7] She co-starred in the films Road Trip (2000), Rat Race (2001),[9] Starsky & Hutch (2004),[10] 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.[11] 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.[8]

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 of the 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.[12] In 2011, Smart joined the Showtime drama/comedy Shameless as the recurring character Jasmine Hollander. She continues to guest star in season two,[7] which began airing January 8, 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Smart married Carter Oosterhouse from HGTV on September 10, 2011, in Traverse City, Michigan.[13][14]


Smart during LA Fashion Week 2008
1996A & PQueenieShort film
1997High VoltageMolly
1997Campfire TalesJennySegment: "The Hook"
1997Last Time I Committed Suicide, TheThe Last Time I Committed SuicideJeananne
1997Starship TroopersPilot Cadet Stack Lumbreiser
1998How to Make the Cruelest MonthDot Bryant
1998StarstruckTracey Beck
1998StrangelandAngela Stravelli
1999Varsity BluesJulie Harbor
1999Outside ProvidenceJane Weston
2000Road TripBeth Wagner
2001Scotland, PAStacy
2001Rat RaceTracy Faucet
2002Interstate 60Lynn Linden
2003National Lampoon's Barely LegalNaomi
2003Battle of Shaker Heights, TheThe Battle of Shaker HeightsTabby
2003Blind HorizonLiz Culpepper
2004Butterfly Effect, TheThe Butterfly EffectKayleigh
2004Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!Nurse Betty
2004WillowbeeBurglarShort film
2004Starsky & HutchHolly
2005Love Story, AA Love StoryGirlShort film
2005Bigger Than the SkyGrace Hargrove / Roxanne
2005Best Man, TheThe Best ManSarah Marie Barker
2005Just FriendsJamie Palamino
2006Peaceful WarriorJoy
2008Life in FlightCatherine
2008MirrorsAngela Carson
2008Seventh MoonMelissa
2009Love N' DancingJessica Donovan
2009Crank: High VoltageEve
2010Dead AwakeNatalie
2011Mr. StacheMrs. StacheShort film
2011House of the Rising SunJenny Porter
2011Reunion, TheThe ReunionNina Cleary
2012Columbus CircleLillian Hart
2013Whiskey BayLynn Weilandpost-production
2013No ClueKyra
20147500Pia Martin
2014Single Moms Club, TheThe Single Moms ClubHillary Massey
2014Among RavensWendy
1996Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt StoryGirl #1Episode: "1.2"
1996Her Costly AffairDeeTV movie
1999BrookfieldDaly RobertsTV movie
1999–2001FelicityRuby16 episodes
2000'70s, TheThe '70sChristie ShalesTV movie
2003ScrubsJamie Moyer3 episodes
2005–2011Robot ChickenVarious6 episodes
2006–2007SmithAnnie7 episodes
2008Meant to Be's, TheThe Meant to Be'sJanineTV movie
2009See Kate RunKatherine SullivanTV movie
2009ScrubsJamie Moyer AKA Tasty Coma Wife (uncredited)Episode: "My Finale: Part 2"
201112 Dates of ChristmasKate StantonTV movie
2011–2012ShamelessJasmine Hollander6 episodes
2012Men at WorkLisa2 Episodes
2014JustifiedAlison Brander9 episodes


  1. ^ Marx, Rebecca Flint. Amy Smart film biograpny at AllRovi. Retrieved February 7, 2012
  2. ^ Amy Smart biography at Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Amy Smart – Biography". at fan site Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Siegler, Bonnie (May 9, 2009). "Love n' Dancing with Amy Smart". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Ali Larter People Biography". People magazine. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  7. ^ a b c d Biography for Amy Smart at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ a b "Amy Smart- Biography: About Amy Smart". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Bowen, Kit (August 17, 2001). "Rat Race – Interview with Amy Smart". Archived from the original on May 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ Fischer, Paul (February 24, 2004). "Carmen Electra and Amy Smart: Starsky & Hutch Grrls Cheer On!", Film Monthly. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  11. ^ Just Friends box office at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ Janson, Tim (October 13, 2009). Seventh Moon DVD review, Fangoria. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  13. ^ Macatee, Rebecca (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse!". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ Fleeman, Mike (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse". People. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 

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