More Shawnee Smith Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for A Slipping Down Life)Smith has been acting for the better portion of her life in theater, television, and film. This talented chameleon has the ability to portray the sweet innocent daughter in WHO'S HARRY CRUMB?, with the late John Candy to the role of a young teenager innocently preparing for high school graduation and motherhood in Carl Reiner's SUMMER SCHOOL. Smith has worked with respected directors such as Rob Reiner in TOMMY RISPOLI, George Hickenlooper's in THE LOW LIFE and DOGTOWN. Smith's incredible bar-seduction scene with Nicholas Cage in LEAVING LAS VEGAS shows what this young actress can do with any role. Her other films include Disney's ARMAGEDDON, Trimark's CARNIVAL OF SOULS, director John Houston's ANNIE, Michael Cimino's DESPERATE HOURS, and Tri-Star's THE BLOB. Her performance in Stephen King's THE STAND, stood out among an all-star cast.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "A Slipping Down Life" (22-Jul-2004)
Biography #3Smith's television credits include Florence Madison in The Tom Show with Tom Arnold and regular roles in the sitcoms Arsenio and All is Forgiven. She starred in the mini-series Something Borrowed, Something Blue, I Saw What You Did, Face of Evil, The Stand, The Shining, Two Cups of Joe and Crimes of Innocence, for which she won the Youth in Film Award for Best Actress in a telefilm. She has also guest-starred on The X-Files and Players.
Her feature film credits include a role in the blockbuster movie Armageddon. Further, Smith has received acclaim for her roles in a string of independent films, including the Academy Award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, Dog Town, Bombshell, Eat Your Heart Out, Men, Female Perversions, The Low Life, Every Dog Has Its Day, Who's Harry Crumb?, Iron Eagle and Summer School. She also costarred in the recent motion pictures Breakfast of Champions, Wes Craven's Carnival of Souls and A Slipping Down Life.
Born in Orangeburg, S.C., Smith decided she wanted to pursue an acting career when she was eight years old after she landed her first role in the 1982 feature film Annie. When not acting, Smith, who lives in Los Angeles, writes and sings in the rock 'n roll band Fydolla Ho.
Bio courtesy Paramount (01-Jan-2000)