Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American television and film actress and former fashion model.
Smart was born in Topanga, California. Her mother, Judy Lysle (née Carrington), worked at a museum, and her father, John Boden Smart, was a salesman. Inspired by her friend Vinessa Shaw, Smart studied ballet for 10 years and enrolled in acting classes when she was 16, but she began her career as a fashion model, working in Italy, France, Mexico and Tahiti (award-winning spots for Club Med directed by Bruno Aveillan).
Smart's first film role was in director Martin Kunert's film Campfire Tales, followed by a small role as Queenie in the 1996 rendition of John Updike's short story, "A&P". She had a minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards). She had a starring role in the mini-series The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio.
In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular American football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues.
Smart appeared in the series Felicity, as a girlfriend of Scott Foley's character.
Other films include Road Trip (2000), The Butterfly Effect (2004) and Rat...
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