Quick Facts of Jean Smart

  • Full NameJean Smart
  • Net Worth$4 Million
  • Date of Birth13 September, 1951
  • NicknameJean
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionAmerican actress
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1979–present
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • SpouseRichard Gilliland (m. 1987)
  • Height1.76 m
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Virgo
Jean Smart

Primetime Emmy Awards winning actress Jean Smart is famous for her role Marlene Dietrich in the biographical play Piaf. She portrayed the lead role of Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Also, she portrayed the role of Martha Logan on the actin drama series 24.

Smart earned a Critics’ Choice Television Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Jean is also credited Guinevere, Youth in Revolt, and A Simple Favor. To know more about Jean’s life, we suggest you read the whole article.

Native of Seattle, Washington

Jean Smart was born as Jean Elizabeth Smart in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America.  She is the daughter of Kathleen Marie “Kay” and Douglas Alexandar Smart, a teacher. She was raised in Seattle along with her four siblings. At the age of thirteen, Jean was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

In 1969 she graduates of Ballard High School in Seattle, it was there that she gained an interest in acting in the drama program. She graduated from the Trained Actors Training Program at the University of Washington with a BFA. Jean is also a member of the University of Washington chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Rose to Fame

Soon after graduation, Jean began her career appearing in regional theater throughout the Pacific Northwest, including in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. She portrayed the role of Lady Macbeth at the Pittsburgh Public Theater in 1980. She appeared as Marlene Dietrich, 1984 television series Piaf. Smart won Emmy Award for the Best Supporting Actress in Comedy series, in the sitcom Samantha Who?

She appeared as Rita Blackburn in the 2016 film The Accountant, along with Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and John Lithgow. She is also created for her roles in the tv series like Place at the Table, A Seduction in Travis County, A Fight for Jenny and Single Bars, Single Women.

What’s Her Net Worth?

Thrice Emmy Award-winning actress Jean has earned a whopping amount fro her long term acting career. She has a net worth of $4 million as of 2020. Smart is one of the greatest film and television actress in Hollywood. She has a salary of around $500 thousand from her acting skills. However, the income model of her earning is still under review.

One of her films, The Accountant has a box office collection of $155.2 million and the budget of the movie is $44 million. While on the other hand, Smart is a wife of American actor Richard Gilliland. Her husband is famous for his roles in the tv series like Bug, The Waltons, Airlane II: The Sequel and She Wrote. Richard Gilliand has a can’t a net worth of $4 million as of 2020. He collected such a hefty amount from his successful career as an actor.

Husband-Richard Gilliland

The 68 years old actress Jean Smart is a married woman. She is married to her long time boyfriend turned husband Richard Gilliland. The duo met each other while working on the set of Designing Women. In the film, Richard portrayed the role of J.D. Shackelford, the boyfriend of Annie Pott’s character, Mary Jo Shively.

Jean Smart with her husband Richard
Jean Smart and her husband, Photo Source: Getty Image

Soon after dating a couple of years, the duo decided to exchange their wedding vows. Moreover, the tied the knot in 1987. Ever since then the pair are enjoying a blissful life without any rumors of separation.

Jean Smart with her daughter
Jean Smart with her daughter, Picture Source: Shen Yun Performing Arts

Together the husband and wife couple shares two children. Gillilands became parents for the first time after Jean gave birth to their son Connor Douglas in 1989. Later, the duo adopted their second child, a daughter Bonnie Kathleen from China in May 2009. In the series 24, Richard played Captain Stan Cotter while Smart appeared as First Lady Martha Logan on the same series later.