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American actress

Born: September 13, 1951 (age 70 years), Seattle, Washington, United States

Spouse: Richard Gilliland (m. 1987–2021)

Children: Bonnie Kathleen Gilliland, Connor Douglas Gilliland

Siblings: Georgia Smart

Parents: Douglas Smart, Kay Smart

KNOWN FOR Marlene Dietrich


FULL NAME: Jean Elizabeth Smart



AGE: 70 years old (in 2021)

DATE OF BIRTH: September 13, 1951

BIRTHPLACE: Seattle, Washington, United States



HEIGHT: 5 feet 9 inches (1.76 m)

WEIGHT: 58 Kg (128 lbs)

BODY MEASUREMENTS: 37-28-37 inches

WAIST: 28 inches

HIPS: 37 inches

BODYTYPE: Hourglass




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Jean Smart 10 Fast Facts, Biography, Wiki

Smart was married to actor Richard Gilliland, whom she met while working on the set of Designing Women (he played J.D. Shackelford, the boyfriend of Annie Potts’s character, Mary Jo Shively).

They had two sons, Connor Douglas (born 1989) and Forrest (adopted from China in May 2009).

Gilliland played Captain Stan Cotter on 24 while Smart later played First Lady Martha Logan on the same series.

Gilliland died in March 2021.

Diagnosed as diabetic at age 13 and lost her father to Alzheimer’s disease; as an adult, became active in juvenile diabetes education and the Alzheimer’s Association

Began career as a stage performer in regional theater and made Broadway debut in 1981 in the play Piaf portraying Marlene Dietrich

Shot to TV success as Charlene Frazier on five seasons of Designing Women

Met and married Richard Gilliland while working on that series, where he had a recurring role as JD Shackleford

To show versatility and avoid being typecast followed the sitcom by playing the serial killer and title character in the biopic Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story

Her portrayal of the emotionally fragile First Lady Martha Logan on the action-suspense drama 24 was inspired by Martha Mitchell, wife of US Attorney General John Mitchell during the Watergate scandal

Jean Smart met her husband Richard Gilliland when the latter guest-starred on ‘Designing Women.’ The two got married in 1987.

The couple has a son, Connor Douglas Gilliland, who was born on October 25, 1989. They also have a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen Gilliland, who was adopted from China in May 2009.

Jean Smart often portrays divorcees who are free-willed and libertarian.

At the age of 13, the actress was diagnosed with diabetes.

According to her, she has never met a woman more feminine than Dixie Carter.

Jean Elizabeth Smart is an American actress.

After starting her career in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, she appeared on Broadway in 1981, as Marlene Dietrich in the biographical play Piaf.

Smart was later cast as Charlene Frazier Stillfield in the CBS Designing Women sitcom, which she played between 1986 and 1991.

Smart was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in the Theater Renovation.

Broadway was 2000 from The Man Who Came to Dinner and later received two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Lana Gardner in the NBC sitcom Frasier.

She won her third Primetime Emmy Award for starring Regina Newley in the sitcom Samantha Who? She also played the role of Martha Logan in the 24-hour action television series.

For her role as Floyd Gerhardt in Noah Hawley’s crime film FX Fargo, she won a critically acclaimed TV Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.