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 Varsity Blues (1999), Road Trip (2000), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Just Friends (2005), Mirrors (2008), and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014).

Smart has also guest-starred on television show Felicity (1999–2001) and starred on Smith (2006).

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 10 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 copilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards). She had a starring role in the miniseries 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 costarred 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 costar. 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 continued to guest star in season two,[6] which began airing January 8, 2012.

Personal life

Smart married TV carpenter Carter Oosterhouse from the US cable channel HGTV on September 10, 2011, in Traverse City, Michigan.[12][13]


Smart during LA Fashion Week 2008


Year Title Role Notes
1996 A & P[14][15] Queenie Short film
1997 Campfire Tales Jenny Segment: "The Hook"
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Jeananne
1997 Starship Troopers Pilot Cadet Stack Lumbreiser
1997 High Voltage Molly
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 Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Chemistry (with Breckin Meyer)
2001 Scotland, PA Stacy
2001 Rat Race Tracy Faucet
2002 Interstate 60 Lynn Linden Nominated – DVDX Award for Best Supporting Actress in a DVD Premiere Movie
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal Naomi
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Tabitha "Tabby" Bowland
2003 Blind Horizon Liz Culpepper
2004 Butterfly Effect, TheThe Butterfly Effect Kayleigh Miller
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Nurse Betty
2004 Willowbee Burglar Short film
2004 Starsky & Hutch Holly Monk MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
2005 Love Story, AA Love Story Girl Short film
2005 Bigger Than the Sky Grace Hargrove / Roxanne
2005 The Best Man Sarah Marie Barker
2005 Just Friends Jamie Palamino
2006 Peaceful Warrior Joy
2006 Crank Eve Lydon
2008 Life in Flight Catherine Sargent
2008 Mirrors Angela Carson
2008 Seventh Moon Melissa
2009 Love N' Dancing Jessica Donovan Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance
2009 Crank: High Voltage Eve Lydon
2010 Dead Awake Natalie
2011 Mr. Stache Mrs. Stache Short film
2011 House of the Rising Sun Jenny Porter
2011 The Reunion Nina Cleary
2012 Columbus Circle Lillian Hart
2013 No Clue Kyra
2014 The Visitant The Mom Short film
Nominated – FilmQuest Film Festival for Best Actress
2014 Break Point Heather
2014 Bad Country Lynn Weiland
2014 The Single Moms Club Hillary Massey
2014 Flight 7500 Pia Martin
2014 Among Ravens Wendy Conifer
2015 Zoey to the Max Samantha Jenkins
2015 Hangman Melissa
2015 Matters of the Heart TBA Completed
2016 All the Way to the Ocean Mom Short film
2016 Sister Cities Young Mary Baxter


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Her Costly Affair Dee Television film
1999 Brookfield Daly Roberts Television film
1999–2001 Felicity Ruby Recurring role
2000 The '70s Christie Shales Television film
2003 Scrubs Jamie Moyer "My T.C.W.", "My Interpretation", "My Drama Queen"
2005–2011 Robot Chicken Various (voice) Recurring role
2006 Smith Annie Main role
2008 The Meant to Be's Janine Television film
2009 Scrubs Jamie Moyer "My Finale: Part 2"
2009 See Kate Run Katherine Sullivan Television film
2011 12 Dates of Christmas Kate Stanton Television film
2011–2012 Shameless Jasmine Hollander Recurring role
2012 Bad Girls Brandi Television film
2012 Men at Work Lisa "Pilot", "Super Milo"
2014 Justified Allison Brander Recurring role
2014 Run for Your Life Meredith Redmond Television film
2016 Maron Nina Recurring role


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  8. Bowen, Kit (August 17, 2001). "Rat Race – Interview with Amy Smart". Archived from the original on May 19, 2012.
  9. Fischer, Paul (February 24, 2004). "Carmen Electra and Amy Smart: Starsky & Hutch Grrls Cheer On!", Film Monthly. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  10. Just Friends box office at the Internet Movie Database
  11. Janson, Tim (October 13, 2009). Seventh Moon DVD review, Fangoria. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  12. Macatee, Rebecca (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse!". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  13. Fleeman, Mike (September 10, 2011). "Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse". People. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  14. A&P (story)
  15. Schwartz, Bruce. "A & P". Spike. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-01.

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