Shawnee Smith :: Biography
Shawnee Smith is a young American actress for the film, television and theater and a singer. She was born on July 3, 1970. She became popular for her roles of Amanda Young in the Saw films, Meg Penny in The Blob (1988) and Linda in the TV series Becker. Currently, she portrays the role of ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Goodson, on the sitcom Anger Management by the FX. She went on a tour in the United Kingdom and the United States fronting the critically acclaimed, extreme metal band Fydolla Ho. She was a half of a desert country-rock band Smith & Pyle, the other half being the actress Missi Pyle.
She was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, to financial planner and retired US Air Force pilot, Jim Smith and an Oncology nurse, Patricia Smith. When she was just a year old, she was moved along with her family to Van Nuys, California. Her parents got a divorce when she was two years old. Her mother had remarried when she was eight. She got her early education from Avenue Elementary School, Panorama City, Los Angeles and then from Madison Jr. High, North Hollywood. She graduated from high school in the year 1987 from North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, California.
She started her career in the entertainment industry at a very young age. She was a child when she appeared in the stage with A Christmas Carol repertory. She became the youngest person to win the Dramalogue Critics Award for her outstanding performance in the original stage production of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday. She then debuted in the films with the movie Annie in 1982. She then co-starred in Not My Kid (1985), a two troubled teen melodrama and was awarded with the Youth in Film Award for Best Actress in a television film for her role in the CBS drama Crime of Innocence in 1985. She has since then starred in films such as The Blob, (1988), Summer School (1989), Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989) and in highly acclaimed films like Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Desperate Hours (1990), Armageddon (1998), and many others. Her recent roles were in the movies Saw (2004-2008) as Amanda Young. One of her most popular character of Linda, in the CBS comedy sitcom Becker, added more to her fame. She was cast as a regular in the series from 1998 to 2004. She has appeared in numerous other TV roles like on The Tom Show (1997), Arsenio (1997), Kim Possible (2003), among others. She has been appearing as Jennifer Goodson in the CBS sitcom Anger Management since 2012.
As a musician and singer, she made contribution to the soundtrack of Saw III and Catacombs. She was a part of a country music group Smith & Pyle, with Missi Pyle. Their debut album Its Ok to Be Happy released in July 2008. They broke up in 2011 before their second album was completed. With the band Fydolla Ho, they released a full length debut album titled Untitled in December 2001 before it broke up in 2004. She has since then focused on her solo career.
Talking about her personal life, she has a daughter Verve with her ex-husband Jason Reporsar (1998-2003). Then she married musician Kai Matoon (2005-2006) and has son Jakson with him. She was pregnant with her third child during her West Virginia Tour and gave birth to a boy in March 2010.
The Scream Queen has hot body measurements with the height of 5 feet 3 inches and a matching weight of 52 kg. She has posed in a bikini and has even done near nude photo shoots. Her bio is available in the Wiki and has detailed informationon her. She has a great number of fans who have created fansites for her and have various Twitter pages in her name.