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Jean Smart is Marlene Deitrich from the biographical play Piaf Broadway in 1981. The American actress afterwards became famous as a theater artist in the Pacific Northwest.
Jean was born on 13th September 1951 in Seattle, Washington, United States of America, where another actress Kasey Walker was also born. Born to her American parents, Douglas Alexander Smart and Kathleen Marie Kay, she is of White ethnicity and holds an American nationality.
Married to Richard Gilliland
The famous actress is living happily in her marital life. Smart exchanged her wedding vows with Richard Gilliland in 1987, and the wedding invitation was provided to their family members and closed ones.
Jean and Gilliland first met around in 1983 while they were on the set of Designing Women. Smart and her husband share two children from their marital relationship, a son named Connor Douglas (born in 1989) and a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen.
Not to mention, Jean's daughter Bonnie Kathleen was adopted from China in May 2009. Besides, Jean is fond of cooking and baking. She used to make cookies and cakes for her cast members and friends.
How Much Net Worth Does Jean Summons?
Jean makes huge money from her career as an actress. To date, she has made her appearance in numerous theaters, television films, and movies, which probably added up decent sum to her current net worth.
One of her famous movies, A Simple Favor, made $97.6 million worldwide. Jean Smart's total wealth is estimated to be $4 million, as of 2020, which is more than another American actress Alex Martin.
She Gave Up Smoking and Started Dieting
The famous actress was a regular user of cigarettes not until 1989 when she was pregnant with her first child. Smart also said she replaced cigarettes with potato chips and chardonnay.
Jean, moreover, is a fitness freak as she prefers to maintain her body figure. She seemed very fit during her young age. As of now, Jean said she is less concerned regarding her weight.
Began Career as a Theater Artist
Soon after her graduation, Smart enrolled into the regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon, and Alaska. Jean also performed with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Seattle Repertory Theater.
Later in mid-1970, Jean shifted to New York City along with her college mates, which included famous actress Elizabeth Wintage. Jean served in professional regional productions.
Jean Smart's popular movie Designing Women
From 1970, Jean began working in various productions and which led her to make television appearances. In the early 1980s, Jean made several guest appearances in television movies such as The Facts of Life, Remington Steele, and Alice.
In 1985, Smart made her appearance in one of the most famous comedy series Designing Women as Charlene Frazier Stillfield. She played in the sitcom from 1986 till it's the fifth season.
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