Martha Maria Yeardley Smith is an American actress, artist, and writer of French ancestry. Smith started her career as an actress after graduating from drama school in 1982. In 1984, she relocated to New York City. She appeared in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, which was staged on Broadway. In 1985, she made her acting debut in “Heaven Help Us.” She later appeared in The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive. She relocated to Los Angeles in 1986. She had a recurring role on the television show Brothers.
In 1987, Smith auditioned for Simpsons shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. Smith won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1989 for her work on The Simpsons.
|Celebrated Name:||Yeardley Smith|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Martha Maria Yeardley Smith|
|Age:||58 years old|
|Birth Date:||3 July 1964|
|Birth Place:||Paris, France|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Christopher Grove(m. 1990; div1992), Daniel Erickson(m. 2002; div.2008)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Yeardley Smith Lesbian/Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Actress, artist, Singer, Writer|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$90 million|
Yeardley Smith Biography
Joseph Smith, Smith’s father, worked for United Press International in Paris. In 1966, she relocated to Washington, D.C. Her father became The Washington Post’s first official obituary editor in Washington, D.C. Martha Mayor is her mother’s name. Her mother worked as a paper conservator at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries. Her parents eventually divorced. Smith referred to her family as “upper crust and reserved.” Smith was teased frequently as a child because of her unusual voice. Smith made her acting debut in a sixth-grade play.
Yeardley Smith Age, Height, Weight
Yeardley Smith was born on July 3, 1964, and is 58 years old as of 2023. Her height is 1.60 m and she weighs 49 kg.
Smith’s first film, Heaven Help Us, was released in 1985. The film was a box office success, but it received critical acclaim. After filming wrapped, she returned to The Real Thing after a six-month hiatus. Smith was concerned that her career was coming to an end. However, she went on to play Connie in Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive in 1986.
Smith relocated to Los Angeles in 1986 for a role in a television film. The role was given to another actress after a successful audition. Smith stated, “that people don’t mean what they say.” “It isn’t malicious.” To deal with the disappointment of not getting a part, she decided to “just sort of build a wall around myself.”
Later, she had a recurring role as Louella Waters on the Showtime series Brothers. In 1989, she played “trailer-park girls” in the films The Legend of Billie Jean and Ginger Ale Afternoon. She later expressed regrets about appearing in the one-woman show More.
Yeardley Smith’s Net Worth in 2023
Yeardley Smith is a French-born American actress, voice actress, writer, comedian, and painter with a net worth of $90 million as of October 2023. The majority of her earnings come from the albums and singles she released around the world, which drew numerous endorsement deals and sponsors.
Yeardley Smith has loved music since she was a child. She later studied acting and painting. She also enjoys writing. Her first job was not so successful. During her early acting career, she makes many sacrifices. But, thanks to her acting abilities and dedication, she won millions of hearts in a short period of time and became well-known throughout Hollywood.
Yeardley Smith Husband, Marriage
In 1990, Smith married Canadian actor Christopher Grove. Due to irreconcilable differences, they divorced in 1992. In 2002, she married Daniel Erickson for the second time, and the marriage lasted six years. Smith and Erickson filed for divorce on May 21, 2008. Smith stated in a 1997 interview with The Daily Targum, “I am shy, but I have an extrovert that I can draw on when I need to.” “People have said to me that I’m unassuming,” she said in 2009.
Smith had bulimia since she was a teenager. She enjoyed writing and painting as well. During the first season of Herman’s Head, Smith taught herself to paint by imitating other artists. Smith wrote “Just Humor Me,” a book that includes a story. “It’s a race.” “I, Lorelei” is a children’s book she wrote. “HarperCollins” published the book in February 2009. Smith debuted her “Marchez Vous” women’s shoe line in 2011.