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Lois Smith Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
November 03, 1930 (91)
Birth Place:
Topeka, KS, USA
Bio:
Lois Smith is an American character actress. She made her film in 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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 03, 1930 (91)

Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA

Bio:
Lois Smith is an American character actress. She made her film in 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 ... (read complete bio)

Lois Smith is an American character actress. She made her film in 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 (1995), Twister (1996), Minority Report (2002), The Nice Guys (2016) and Lady Bird (2017).

She is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Grapes of Wrath (1990), Buried Child (1996), and The Inheritance (2020). She also starred Off-Broadway in the revival of The Trip to Bountiful 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.

Lois Smith Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Lois Smith, The Inheritance
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Lois Smith, The Inheritance
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Lois Smith, The Inheritance
 
- 2016 - Legend of Off Broadway Honoree Gold Star
Lois Smith
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Lois Smith, John
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Special Citation Gold Star
Lois Smith
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Lois Smith, John
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Lifetime Achievement Gold Star
Lois Smith
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Lois SmithAfter the Revolution
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Lois Smith, The Trip to Bountiful
 
Obie Awards - 2006 - Performance Gold Star
Lois Smith, The Trip to Bountiful
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Lois Smith, The Trip to Bountiful
 
The Lortels - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Lois Smith, The Trip to Bountiful
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Lois Smith , Buried Child
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actress - Play
Lois Smith, Grapes of Wrath
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actress - Play
Lois Smith, The Grapes of Wrath
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Lois Smith , The Grapes of Wrath