Early life[ edit ] Smith was born on July 3, , in Paris. Maybe [my voice is] a little deeper now. She went on to star in several other plays in Washington. The film was a box office bomb and critically panned, although Smith "thought it would be the movie that launched my career. And then it was out at the box office about 10 days before it died. Smith worried her career was over. Smith realized "that people don't mean what they say. They just don't realize how much impact they have on an impressionable actor — and all actors are impressionable.
When she was cast back in , I just liked the sound of her voice. She's also a great actress. In general, people who make their living doing voices on cartoons aren't always great for us. Most cartoons want things peppy and cartoony. Yeardley is able to go through moments of great emotion and wring it for all she's worth. Smith had initially been asked to audition for the role of Lisa's brother Bart , but casting director Bonita Pietila thought her voice was too high.
Smith later recalled "I always sounded too much like a girl, I read two lines as Bart and they said, 'Thanks for coming! She denies rumors that she almost turned down the role, though admits she had never planned a career in voice-over work. Impossible " both from season 11 in During a pay dispute in , Fox threatened to replace the six main voice actors with new actors, going as far as preparing to cast new voices.
I have nothing but gratitude for the amount of freedom The Simpsons has bought me in my life. There are lines that are written for Lisa that Yeardley reads and says, 'No, I wouldn't say that.
Smith has also appeared in Phil of the Future and Teen Angel. Brooks ' As Good as It Gets. She "had a voice-over agent for about two years, and I used to go out [on auditions] all the time, but it never really came to anything.
Everybody said, 'Oh Yeardley, you'll clean up,' and that was definitely not the case. Directed by Judith Ivey ,  the play is about her mixed feelings over the success of The Simpsons, her parents, her relationships, and her struggles with bulimia.
This would involve some editing and revising but wouldn't taint the best parts of More. It is refreshing to hear a celebrity talk cleanly about being fame-driven and about not getting the degree or the kind of fame you craved. It's fun to watch a skilled actress use her craft to the full. She funded the film, which was written by Adam Carl and based on a stage play he wrote in I never get to play parts like that.
I always play the friend of a friend, never the lead. And the script surprised me. In June , the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting ; in the video, Smith and others told the stories of the people killed there.
They were divorced in , citing irreconcilable differences. It's true, I'm the worst celebrity ever. But I'm trying to become better. She noted "It would make me high, I would feel endorphins and this great sense of victory. During the first season of Herman's Head, Smith taught herself to paint by copying other artists.