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Jean Elizabeth Smart { Hacks} Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Family, and Net Worth

Jean Smart Biography

Jean Elizabeth Smart is an American actress who stars as the lead in the HBO Max dark comedy series Hacks (2021). She plays a legendary Las Vegas comedy diva looking to appeal to a younger audience. Smart gained her interest in acting in the drama program when she graduated from Ballard High School in Seattle in 1969. 

Jean Elizabeth Age

Smart was born on September 13, 1951, in Seattle, Washington a place she was also raised. Sh is hence 70 years old as of 2021.

Jean Elizabeth Height and Weight

Smart stands at a height of 1.67m, her weight is 61 kgs.

Jean Elizabeth Family

Smart was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Her mother is Kathleen Marie “Kay” (Sanders), and her father Douglas Alexander Smart, a teacher. She is the second born of four children. Smart was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was thirteen years old.

Jean also discovered she is a direct descendant of Dorcas Hoar, one of the last women convicted of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. She discovered this in Season 10 of the television show Who Do You Think You Are?

Jean Elizabeth Husband

Smart was married to actor Richard Gilliland, the two had met while she was working on the set of Designing Women. They got two children, a son, Connor Douglas who was born in 1989, and a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen who was adopted as a baby from China in May 2009. Jean’s husband Gilliland played Captain Stan Cotter on 24. On the other hand, Smart later played First Lady Martha Logan in the same series.  However, in March 2021 Gilliland passed on. Jean is not known to be dating anyone as of now.

Jean Elizabeth Children

Smart and her husband Richard { now late} had two children, a son, Connor Douglas who was born in 1989, and a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen who was adopted as a baby from China in May 2009.

Jean Elizabeth Education

Smart went to Ballard High School in Seattle and graduated in 1969. Actually, it was there that she gained an interest in acting in the drama program. Later, she graduated from the University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In addition, she became a member of the University of Washington chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Jean Elizabeth Career { Hacks}

Smart stars as the lead in the HBO Max dark comedy series Hacks (2021) where she plays a legendary Las Vegas comedy diva looking to appeal to a younger audience.

At the age of 69, United States of America Today declared Smart “The Queen of HBO”, which was after appearing in Watchmen, Mare of Easttown, and now Hacks.  Smart’s performance was praised by Glen Weldon of NPR in his review where he wrote, “I don’t know if the role of Deborah Vance was written for Smart, but she certainly makes it seem like it was. Smart’s also convincing as a standup, performing Deborah’s vaguely hokey routines with a naturalistic flair as if she was born to it.”

Smart has been a cast in numerous shows and has as well received very many Awards including;

  •  Primetime Emmy Awards-winner
  • Tony Award-nomination
  • nine Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Independent Spirit Award-nomination
  • Screen Actors Guild Award-nomination
  • Two Critics’ Choice Television Award-winner

Jean Elizabeth Salary

Smart earns a fine salary of about $200,000 annually.

Jean Elizabeth Net Worth

Smart’s estimated net worth is $4 million as of 2021. Her primary source is by being an actor.

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