Yeardley Smith is an Emmy award-winning actress, novelist, and playwright who has appeared on television, film and Broadway.
Yeardley is undoubtedly best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson on Fox's hit television show, The Simpsons. In addition to Yeardley winning the Emmy for “Outstanding Voice-over Achievement” in 1992, the series has been awarded over two dozen Emmys to date, and begins its 21st season on the Fox Network this Fall.
She recently published her first novel entitled, I Lorelei, through HarperCollins Children's Books. I, Lorelei is a funny, poignant story about lasting friendship and coping with change, as told by smart, sassy, 11 year-old Lorelei Lee Connelly. Lorelei’s unique take on everything from her crazy family, to her debut in the ill-fated school play, is chronicled with sparkling authenticity in diary entries addressed to her beloved, recently-deceased cat, Mud.
Other notable film roles include 'Jackie', Greg Kinnear's personal assistant, in As Good As It Gets. 'Lulu', the boozy palm-reader, in Just Write. 'Nancy', the supermarket checkout girl, who crashes Billy Crystal's birthday party and ruins Daniel Stern's life in City Slickers. 'Connie', the screaming Southern newlywed, in Maximum Overdrive, written and directed by Stephen King and 'Putter' the smart-mouthed thirteen year old in The Legend of Billie Jean.
On television, Yeardley has done guest starring roles in such shows as Dead Like Me, Dharma & Greg, Becker, Murphy Brown, Empty Nest, Brothers, Tales from the Darkside, Mama's Family and three years as 'Louise Fitzer' on Fox TV's Herman's Head .
Yeardley made her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's hit play, The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close. In 2004, she returned to the New York stage to star in MORE, her one-woman show based on her life. The show was directed by Tony-Award winner Judith Ivey, and ran at the Union Square Theater before moving to the Falcon Theater in Los Angeles.