Smith on a panel at Comic Con in San Diego for The Simpsons, July 2007
|Born||Martha Maria Yeardley Smith|
July 3, 1964
Yeardley Smith (IPA: /ˈjɑrdli/; born July 3, 1964) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress and voice actor who is perhaps best known for providing the voice of Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. Comic-Con or Comic Con may refer to Comic-Con International, annual fan convention in San Diego held since 1970 also known as Comic-Con Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Voice acting is the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films television series animated shorts and Video games) and Lisa Marie Simpson is a Fictional character in the animated Television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Yeardley Smith. 
Smith was born Martha Maria Yeardley Smith in Paris, France, and was raised in Washington, D.C., U.S. She is the daughter of Martha Mayor, a gallery worker, and Joseph Yeardley "J. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Y. " Smith (May 10, 1931–January 17, 2006), The Washington Post's first official obituary editor (1977–1988), who continued working full time for The Post until 1996. Events 1291 - Scottish Nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D 
In addition to performing as the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, Smith appeared on the sitcoms Herman's Head and Dharma and Greg and guest-starred on Showtime's Dead Like Me and the Disney Channel's Phil of the Future. Herman's Head is a Sitcom that aired on the FOX network from 1991 to 1994. Dharma & Greg is an American Television Situation comedy co-produced by Chuck Lorre Productions More-Medavoy Productions and Showtime is a subscription television Brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United Dead Like Me is an American television Comedy-drama starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers in For the Disney Channel in other countries see Disney Channel around the world. Phil of the Future is an American Comedy Children's television series that was produced by 2121 Productions (a part of Brookwell Her résumé features guest appearances on Teen Angel, and the "Mathnet" segment of the Children's Television Workshop show Square One. Mathnet is a segment on the children's television show Square One in which five seasons were produced (1987-88 1990-92 Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop (or CTW) is a non-profit organization behind the production of several educational children's Square One Television (sometimes referred to as Square One) was a Children 's Television show produced by the Children's Television She also appeared as an escaped juvenile prisoner named "Bonita Rokeke" in an episode of Mama's Family. Mama's Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on NBC on January 22, 1983.
Her film credits include The Legend of Billie Jean, City Slickers, Maximum Overdrive and As Good as It Gets. The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 Drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins. City Slickers is a 1991 Academy Award -winning Comedy Film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 Tongue-in-cheek Horror film, written and directed by horror Novelist Stephen King As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film from TriStar Pictures that tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, misanthropic, and bigoted A twist of trivia regarding her work on The Simpsons was that she auditioned for the role of Bart Simpson, while Nancy Cartwright auditioned for the part of Lisa. Bartholomew J "Bart" Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons Nancy Campbell Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American Voice actress.  However the producers felt that Smith would be better suited for Lisa's voice, while Cartwright was given the role of Bart.
Smith won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her work on The Simpsons in 1992.  Lisa's distinctive voice differs from Smith's only in that it is higher in pitch. Smith has joked about her lack of vocal range in comparison to her Simpsons co-stars, saying she only has three voices: her own, Lisa's, and one that's somewhere in between. She has also said that any time Lisa sings on the show that she has to drop into her own singing voice. Her laugh too however, as heard on the DVD commentaries, also is quite close to Lisa's, not Bart's.
Smith married English-Canadian actor Christopher Grove in 1990 and divorced him in 1992. She married Daniel Erickson in 2002. Smith filed for divorce on May 21, 2008 citing irreconcilable differences.
On May 22, 2008 E! Online reported the character actress and vocal talent behind the animated Lisa Simpson for the past two decades has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Daniel Erickson. Per the petition filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Smith cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Their date of separation is "under determination. " The duo have no children. Smith has requested she not be ordered to pay spousal support and is looking to have her legal name changed back to Yeardley Smith, because she has apparently been toting the "Erickson" around since tying the knot in 2002. 
Smith admitted on The Jane Pauley Show that she had struggled with bulimia for 25 years. The Jane Pauley Show was a syndicated Talk show packaged by NBC Universal, hosted by veteran Journalist Jane Pauley. Bulimia nervosa is an Eating disorder characterized by recurrent Binge eating, followed by compensatory behaviors referred to as "purging" Her character Lisa Simpson suffered through an eating disorder in the episode "Sleeping with the Enemy". An eating disorder is a compulsion to eat or avoid eating that negatively affects both one's physical and mental health " Sleeping With the Enemy " is the third episode from the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. She is currently performing in a one-woman show called More where she exposes her eating disorder. Smith has been binge-purge free since February 18, 2003.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Smith, Martha Maria Yeardley|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Voice actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1964-7-3|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris, France|
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