Amy Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American film and television actress and former fashion model.
Smart was born in Topanga, California. Her mother, Judy Lysle, worked at a museum, and her father, John Boden Smart, was a salesman. Amy Smart studied ballet for ten years.
While modelling in Italy, Smart met fellow model Ali Larter and the two “became instant friends”, according to Larter. Whilst in Los Angeles, the two took acting classes together.
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”. 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. 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.
In 2011, Smart joined the Showtime drama/comedy Shameless as the recurring character Jasmine Hollander. She continues to guest star in season two, which began airing January 8, 2012.
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