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Jean Smart Born: 09/13/1951
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA

Jean Smart was born on Sept. 13, 1951, and raised in Seattle, WA. Growing up, Smart was a bit of ham and she and her sister used to put on plays for neighbors. But it was not until an encouraging high school teacher suggested she pursue acting that Smart took her knack for performance seriously. She was admitted to the drama program at the University of Washington and graduated with a BFA degree. She immediately found work with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, appearing in the bard's "Much Ado About Nothing" and the Eugene O'Neil dramas "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "Moon for the Misbegotten." After several seasons of success with regional theater she move...

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