Real name: Amy Smart
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
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Amy Lysle Smart was born in Topanga, California. Inspired by her friend Vinessa Shaw, Smart studied ballet for ten years and enrolled in acting classes when she was 16, but began her career as a fashion model, working in Italy, France, Mexico, and Tahiti (Awards-winning spots for Club Med directed by Bruno Aveillan).
Smart had a very minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards). Amy had a starring role in the mini-series titled The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio. In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues. Also, Smart appeared in the series Felicity, as a girlfriend of Scott Foley's character. She subsequently appeared in a number of films catering to a teenage audience, many of which were successful, including Road Trip (2000) and The Butterfly Effect (2004). In 2002, she was ranked #27 in Stuff magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" and in 2004, she was nominated for "Best Kiss" at the MTV Movie Awards for her role in Starsky & Hutch.
In 2005, Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy film Just Friends, which had a total domestic box office gross of $32 million and a total worldwide box office of $46.7 million.
Smart also had a small role in American sitcom Scrubs, playing the wife of a coma patient, and was nicknamed TCW (Tasty Coma Wife) by JD and his friends. JD has a short relationship with her following the death of her husband. On September 1, 2006, Crank was released, in which she plays the girlfriend of the lead character, Chev (played by Jason Statham).
Smart was a regular cast member in the short-lived 2006 CBS television series Smith. She also has voiced some of the characters in the animated series Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green.
Smart was the speaker for the Heal the Bay organization; she has also worked with the Humane Society and the "Environmental Media Association", and was named one of Organic Style magazine's "Women with Organic Style" of 2004.
Smart is engaged to actor Branden Williams, whom she has dated for over thirteen years. Her former roommate Ali Larter appeared alongside Smart in the film Varsity Blues and modeled with her in Milan. Smart is also friends with author and animal communicator Amelia Kinkade, and was acknowledged in Kinkade's second book, The Language of Miracles. She is a Vegetarian.