Person Details

Birthday: 1930-11-03 22:14:50

Aliases: Lois Arlene Humbert

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Topeka, Kansas, USA

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Movie Involvements: 43

TV Involvements: 12


Most Famous Work

Biography

Lois Arlene Smith (née Humbert; born November 3, 1930) is an American actress. She made her film debut in the 1955 drama film East of Eden, and later played supporting roles in a number of movies, including Five Easy Pieces (1970), Resurrection (1980), Fatal Attraction (1987), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Dead Man Walking, Twister (1996), Minority Report (2002), The Nice Guys (2016) and Lady Bird (2017). In 2017, Smith received critical acclaim for her leading performance in the science-fiction drama film Marjorie Prime, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards and Saturn Award, and well as won Satellite Award. Smith also has had many roles on television, both daytime and prime time. She was regular cast member in the HBO horror drama True Blood, and well as received Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series nomination for The Americans. Smith also is known for her extensive work in the theatre, receiving two Tony Award nominations for originating the role of Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1990) and for the role of Halie in a revival of Buried Child in 1996. She also starred in an acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful in 2005 for which she received an Obie Award for Best Actress, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, and a Drama Desk Award. Smith is an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lois Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Blacklist
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7

The Blacklist

(2013) Lucy Game
Ray Donovan
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8

Ray Donovan

(2013) Dolores
True Blood
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8

True Blood

(2008) Adele Stackhouse
Tesla
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6

Tesla

(2020) The Grande Dame
The Americans
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8

The Americans

(2013) Betty Turner
Minority Report
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7

Minority Report

(2002) Dr. Iris Hineman
Twister
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6

Twister

(1996) Meg Greene
Sneaky Pete
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8

Sneaky Pete

(2015) Reverend Ethel Landry

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Aunt Butch
Harper Pitt
The Grande Dame
2019 Mimi Waldenstock
2017 Wrong Nana
Sister Sarah Joan
Marjorie
2016 Miriam
Mrs. Glenn
2015 Reverend Ethel Landry
Margaret Conlon
Elizabeth Crawford (voice)
2014 Herself
2013 The Youngest Daughter (later)
Lucy Game
Dolores
Betty Turner
2012 Aunt Mel
Mom
2010 Mrs. Portman
2009 Lois Blair
2008 Adele Stackhouse
Abby
2006 Dr. Imberman
Helen Bessolo
Elizabeth
2005 Inge (as an older woman)
N/A
2004 Ellie Silverstein
N/A
Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
Helen
2003 N/A
Helen Rounds
Mother
2002 Dr. Iris Hineman
Lucy Thompson
2001 N/A
Mother
Helen Jackson
Mother
1999 Ginger
N/A
1998 Miss Maude
Mrs. Ferriter
1997 N/A
N/A
1996 Meg Greene
1995 Helen's Mother
Sophia
Madge Wallace Gates
1994 N/A
N/A
Orna
1993 Moira
Mrs. Foster / William's Mother
Lou Wheaton
1992 N/A
Mrs. Bell
1991 Mama Threadgoode
Alice Todd
Margaret
Ma Joad
N/A
1990 Brontë's Mother
1988 Mrs. Nelson
1987 N/A
Martha
Sara
1986 Helen Giles
1985 Mary Neal
N/A
Dorothy Hermes
Marie Ganucci
1983 Mare Spofford
Clara
1981 Mrs. Carnahan
Bertha Dorset
1980 Kathy
Madge's Mom
Cornelia
1979 Sara
1976 Anita Cunningham
1972 Elinore
N/A
1970 Partita Dupea
Zoe Cannell
N/A
1966 N/A
1961 N/A
1960 N/A
Hilda
1959 N/A
1958 N/A
1955 N/A
Spurs O'Brien
Anne
1953 N/A
1950 N/A
1948 N/A
N/A
- Upshur Clampette
Year Character Movie/Tv

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