Phyllis Smith

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Lemay, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/10/1951, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; dancer
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Phyllis Smith Fast Facts:
  • Developed a love for dance as a child.
  • Performed various dance disciplines (including ballet, tap and jazz) and danced professionally with the St. Louis Civic Ballet and the St. Louis Dance Theater.
  • Sang, danced and performed comedy in a vaudeville burlesque show.
  • Was a cheerleader for the former St. Louis Cardinals football team.
  • Dance career was eventually sidelined by a knee injury.
  • Worked as a television casting associate for shows such as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Spin City.
  • Helped audition the cast for The Office, impressing the show's producers so much that they hired her to play the role of office drone Phyllis Lapin.
  • Phyllis Smith Awards:
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO (BA in Elementary Education, 1972)

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