Is Shawnee Smith married? Yes, she was. Previously, she was married to her first husband Jason Reposar, a photographer in 1998 after eloping on vacation in Scotland. Together, they welcomed two children including a daughter but couldn’t continue their conjugal life from 2003 onward. In 2005, she tied her knot with musician Kai Mattoon but got separated within a year. The couple is blessed with a son from their brief marriage.
Both of her children were featured in It’s OK to Be Happy, the first studio album by Smith & Pyle. Smith wrote a song entitled “Sugar” after her divorce from her first husband. As per some wiki sites, she was also romantically linked with Jerry Cantrell. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Shawnee:
Who is Shawnee Smith?
Born as Shawnee Rebecca Smith, she landed the planet on July 3, 1969, which makes her age be 51 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an actress and singer who is well recognized for her appearance in the Saw films and the CBS sitcom Becker as Amanda Young and Linda respectively. She is also known for the desert country-rock band which she formed with actress Missi Pyle. Smith is also noted for appearing in 94 episodes of FX sitcom Anger Management as the ex-wife of Charlie Goodson named Jennifer Goodson.
Early Life and Education
According to the IMDB profile, the American actress/singer was born in 1969 and her place of birth is at Orangeburg Regional Hospital, South Carolina, the United States of America. She is the second child to her parents named James H. Smith (father) and Patricia Ann Smoak (mother). Talking more about her family, her father had served as a US Air Force pilot and was a financial planner as well. Similarly, her mother used to work as an oncology nurse.
Her family moved to Van Nuys, California when she was just one year old. At the age of two, her parents divorced. When she reached eight, her mother got remarried. Regarding the academic and educational achievements of Smith, she went to Panorama City-based Ranchito Avenue Elementary School and also enrolled at Madison Jr. High. In 1987, Smith graduated from North Hollywood High School,
Career and Professional Life
Her professional acting career started from her early age appearing on stage in A Christmas Carol. She made her role alongside Richard Dreyfuss in a stage play when she was 15 years old. She earned the Dramalogue Critics Award for her outstanding performance in the stage production of To Gillian. She set a record to turn as the youngest artist to receive that award of that time. In 1978, she appeared in the commercial of McDonald which made her appearance in the television screen.
Smith made her film debut from 1982 American musical comedy-drama film called Annie portraying the role of one of Aileen Quinn’s fellow orphans. In 1985, she appeared in the television films named Not My Kid and Crime of Innocence as Carol and Jodi Hayward respectively. She made her role as pregnant student Rhonda Altobello in 1987’a comedy film Summer School. The following year, she made her appearance in horror films I Saw What You Did as Kim Fielding and The Blob as Meg Penny.
Her next role was in the comedy-mystery film Who’s Harry Crumb? as a rich teen named Nikki Downing. The same year, she portrayed the role of Amanda Gibbons in comedy-drama television series Brand New Life. She played the role of May Cornell in the 1990’s Desperate Hours which is the remake of the 1955 William Wyler crime drama. In the early1990s, she encountered difficulties in finding a perfect role as she had outgrown teenage roles. She made her comeback the film Leaving Las Vegas.
Smith became more popular form her role in CBS sitcom Becker as the main role Linda. For the television horror miniseries, she appeared as Julie Lawry based on Stephen King’s novel. She has increased her fame from her role in Saw films as Amanda Young. Because of her appearance in numbers of horror movies, she is also named as a scream queen.
She continued her acting journey playing in The Grudge 3 as Dr. Sullivan, Kill Speed as Honey, Jayne Mansfield’s Car as Vicky Caldwell, Grace Unplugged as Michelle Trey and Christmas drama film Believe as Dr. Nancy Wells. Smith also served as host for the VH1 reality program Scream Queens. Because of her tight schedules, she was unable to become part of Season 2 of the show which made her replaced by Jaime King.
Smith has also earned a massive success in the music industry in addition to her acting profession. She is good at playing various musical instruments like piano, drums, guitar as well as in singing. She has also served as a solo vocalist of the soundtrack for Catacombs. Her voice has also been featured in Saw III and Carnival of Souls. In the early 2000s, she led the metal band Fydolla Ho which was formed alongside Robert Trujillo, Rick Battson and Benji Webbe (Skindred vocalist). In late 2001, the first album of the band was released but couldn’t continue its journey from 2004 onward.
In 2004, Smith initiated her solo music career working together with producer Chris Goss. She encountered difficulties in pursuing her music career at that time when she was busy raising her child. She with actress Missi Pyle formed a music group, Smith & Pyle. Their debut album was named It’s OK to Be Happy which was recorded in Joshua Tree. In 2011, the duo disbanded because of their acting career and personal life.
Moving to her personal life, American actress Shawnee Smith has been married twice. First, she eloped with photographer Jason Reposar with whom she gave birth to two kids. After her divorce in 2003, she married her second husband musician Kai Mattoon in 2005. Smith ended her relationship with Mattoon in 2006. Talking about her religion, she is a converted Eastern Orthodoxy and has intended to make a documentary about it.
Actress Smith who has been pregnant three times has maintained a perfect body measurement of 34-24-32 inches even at this age of 50s. She has an average height of 5 feet and 2 inches and weighs about 52 kilograms. Smith is blessed with green colored eyes with dark brown colored hair.
Salary and Net worth
American actress/ singer Shawnee Smith has an estimated net worth of 3 million USD. She is active in the industry since 1978 from which Smith has amassed massive popularity in addition to her jaw-dropping financial net worth. In 1985, she earned the Dramalogue Critics Award and Chiller-Eyegore Awards in 1985 and 2007 respectively.
Wiki and Facts
One can explore the bio of Shawnee Smith on various demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. You can join her on Instagram @shawnee_smith_official where she has garnered more than 2.5k followers now. Similarly, her Twitter account is reachable @shawneesmith but she doesn’t run this account.