Lois Smith

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  • Birth Name: Lois Arlene Humbert
  • Birth Place: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 1990, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 1996, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2018, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee

Relationships

  • Moon Elizabeth — Daughter
  • Phillip Humbert — Brother
  • Marvelle Jensen — Sister
  • Wesley Smith — Ex-husband
  • Alice Knight — Sister
  • Harold Humbert — Brother
  • William Oran Humbert — Father
  • Carrie Humbert — Mother
  • Dilman Humbert — Brother

College

  • Attended Univeristy of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Lois Arlene Humbert
  • Birth Place: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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