Lois Smith

Place of birth:
Topeka, Kansas, USA:
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.


The French Dispatch (2021)
as Upshur 'Maw' Clampette
Uncle Frank (2020)
as Aunt Butch
The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America (2020)
as Harper Pitt
Tesla (2020)
as The Grande Dame
Lady Bird (2017)
as Sister Sarah Joan
Marjorie Prime (2017)
as Marjorie
The Comedian (2016)
as Miriam
The Nice Guys (2016)
as Mrs. Glenn
Run All Night (2015)
as Margaret Conlon
The Gettysburg Address (2015)
as Elizabeth Crawford (voice)
Showing Up (2014)
as Herself
The Man Who Came Out Only at Night (2013)
as The Youngest Daughter (later)
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
as Aunt Mel
Roadie (2012)
as Mom
Please Give (2010)
as Mrs. Portman
A Dog Year (2009)
as Lois Blair
Turn the River (2008)
as Abby
Griffin & Phoenix (2006)
as Dr. Imberman
Hollywoodland (2006)
as Helen Bessolo
Little Fugitive (2006)
as Elizabeth
Sweet Land (2005)
as Inge (as an older woman)
P.S. (2004)
as Ellie Silverstein
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
as Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
The Best Thief In The World (2004)
as Helen
Red Betsy (2003)
as Helen Rounds
The Hire (2003)
as Mother
Minority Report (2002)
as Dr. Iris Hineman
The Laramie Project (2002)
as Lucy Thompson
The Pledge (2001)
as Helen Jackson
Powder Keg (2001)
as Mother
Tumbleweeds (1999)
as Ginger
The Eternal (1998)
as Mrs. Ferriter
Hudson River Blues (1997)
Twister (1996)
as Meg Greene
Dead Man Walking (1995)
as Helen's Mother
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
as Sophia
Truman (1995)
as Madge Wallace Gates
Holy Matrimony (1994)
as Orna
Falling Down (1993)
as Mrs. Foster / William's Mother
Skylark (1993)
as Lou Wheaton
Jack Reed: Deadly Matrimony (1992)
Keep the Change (1992)
as Lureen
Hard Promises (1992)
as Mrs. Bell
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
as Mama Threadgoode
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991)
as Alice Todd
Switched at Birth (1991)
as Margaret
The Grapes of Wrath (1991)
as Ma Joad
Green Card (1990)
as Brontë's Mother
Midnight Run (1988)
as Mrs. Nelson
Fatal Attraction (1987)
as Martha
Black Widow (1987)
as Sara
Twisted (1986)
as Helen Giles
The Execution of Raymond Graham (1985)
as Mary Neal
Reckless (1984)
as Mrs. Prescott
Reuben, Reuben (1983)
as Mare Spofford
Four Friends (1981)
as Mrs. Carnahan
The House of Mirth (1981)
as Bertha Dorset
Resurrection (1980)
as Kathy
Foxes (1980)
as Madge's Mom
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (1980)
as Cornelia
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
as Anita Cunningham
Up the Sandbox (1972)
as Elinore
Particular Men (1972)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
as Partita Dupea
The Way We Live Now (1970)
as Jane Aldridge
Dragon Country (1970)
The Master Builder (1960)
as Hilda
Strange Lady in Town (1955)
as Spurs O'Brien
East of Eden (1955)
as Anne
Mack & Rita

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