Jean Smart
Jean Smart
Real Name/Full Name Jean Elizabeth Smart
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jean Smart
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: September 13, 1951
Age/How Old: 72 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 58 Kg
In Pounds – 128 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –Douglas Alexander
Mother –Kathleen Marie
Siblings: 4
School: Ballard High School
College: University of Washington
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Richard Gilliland
Kids/Children Name: Connor Douglas, Bonnie Kathleen
Profession: Actress,
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Jean Elizabeth Smart is an American actress. She is an award winning actress that is well known for her outstanding performances in her roles. She is well known for her appearance in the comedy series “Frasier” as Lana Gardener and also in “Samantha who?” as Regina Newley. She has also been on other notable television and film roles such as Broadway (1981) and in CBS sitcom “Designing Women” as Charlene from 1986-1991.

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Biography and Early Life

Jean Elizabeth Smart was born on September 13, 1951 in Seattle, Washington. She is the talented daughter of Douglas Alexander Smart who was a teacher by profession and Kathleen Marie. She has 3 other siblings and Jean happens to be the second of the four children.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jean Smart in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Jean Smart’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 13 September 1951. Though, she is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 128 lbs in Pound and 58 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Blonde.


Jean went to Ballard High School in Seattle where she graduated in 1969. It was while she was in high school that she started to have an interest in acting in drama programs. She went ahead and enrolled at the University of Washington and graduated with professional actors program with the BFA.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Jean fell in love with her fellow actor Richard Gilliland whom she met while she was working on the set of designing women. They tied the knot on June 7, 1987 and after two years became parents to beautiful son bon in 1989 and they named Connor Douglas. They also have a daughter named Bonnie Kathleen who was adapted in china while she was still a baby in May 2009. However their love story ended in March 2021 when he passed on.

Is Jean Smart Lesbian?

Jean has been married to Richard Gilliland since 1987 and they have lived together since then and have not displayed any evidence that she is lesbian.

Professional Career

Jean started off by appearing in regional theatres around the Pacific Northwest. She then moved to New York in the mid 70’s and that is where working in Off-Broadway and several regional productions started. In 1981, she debuted in a production of “Piaf” as Marlene Dietrich which is a role that she reprised for television version in 1984. Besides theatre, she also started working in minor roles in television. These roles were such as Remington Steele, Alice and The facts of life and many more. She also appeared in short-lived series such as Reggie and teachers only in 1983. The next year she secured a supporting part in the thriller “flashpoint”.

In 1985, she became a cast of the comedy series “Designing women” as Charlene, a role she maintained till the fifth and final season. She in 1992 notable appeared in the TV movie “Overkill” as a serial killer, Aileen Wuornos, which was again followed by a supporting role in “Black comedy Mistress” in 1992.

Then in 1993 Jean featured in “Homeward Bound: The Incredible journey “which was a family drama as well as the television version of Yearling as Ory Baxter. In 1995, she appeared in television mini-series “Scarlett”, “The stranger in Town” and “The Brady Bunch Movie”. Additionally, she was also a cast lead in “High Society” a comedy series that ran for 13 episodes.

In the year 2000 Jean was a cast in the comedy series “Frasier” as Lana Gardener. The series was such a huge success and earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.


Smart has had a very successful career in return she has received many accolades for her outstanding work. Primetime Emmy Awards have nominated Smart nine times as an outcome of her work in television. She has won two of those which were for her comedic performance in “Frasier” as a guest starring 2000 and in 2001 and another one for role in “Samantha Who?” in 2008. In 2001, she got a nomination as the best actress in a play for her role in “The man who came to dinner”.

In 2000, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for her role in “Guinevere”. Additionally, she was also nominated for the Screen actors Guild Award together with the ensemble cast of “24 “the drama series. Jean also received the Critic’s choice television Award for her role in “Fargo” in 2015 and her role in “Watchmen” in 2020.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jean Smart in 2024

Jean Smart Net Worth
Jean Smart Net Worth

Jean has become a very wealthy woman, all thanks to her career that has earned her a fortune. She is a very talented actress that receives her salary for her performed roles in high profile movies and films have also made several appearances in shows. Many of her fans have been wondering how much she makes but we can confidently say that she affords to live a very comfortable life. Her overall net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • When she was 13 years old she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
  • When she was younger, she wanted to become a vet.
  • She is very passionate about baking that in some instances she bakes cupcakes for her cast members

Jean Smart is a very versatile woman she started off in theatres and now she is a renowned film actress that has become one of the richest actresses that comes from Seattle, Washington. Despite the fact that she is aging the sky is the limit for the talented actress.


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