Lois Smith

Active - 1955 - 2017  |   Born - Nov 3, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama

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Supporting actress, onscreen from 1955.

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  • Youngest of six children.
  • As a child she acted in moralistic dramas directed by her father that were performed at churches.
  • Made Broadway debut in 1952 in Time Out for Ginger where she played a high school drama student.
  • Studied acting with Lee Strasberg and became a member of the Actor's Studio in 1954.
  • Featured on cover of Life magazine in 1955.
  • Member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1989.
  • Inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007.
  • Received Obie Lifetime Achievement Award for her Off Broadway work in 2013.