Shawnee Smith


Date Of Birth

July 3, 1970


Shawnee Smith gained worldwide fame for playing Amanda Young in the Saw film franchise. She started show business at the tender age of 8, initially appearing in theater productions before making her TV debut a McDonald's commercial in 1978. Gradually, she landed roles in Annie, Cagney & Lacey, Iron Eagle and All is Forgiven, where she played Sonia Russell for nine episodes. She then became popular as she was cast as Meg Penny on the movie The Blob.

Smith's other movie credits include Leaving Las Vegas, Bombshell, Dogtown, Armageddon, 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust, The Grudge 3 and the Saw film franchise, which earned her the nickname "scream queen."

Smith also became visible on television thanks to roles on A Brand New Life, Arsenio, The Tom Show and Becker, where she played Linda from 1998 to 2004. This was her most famous TV role thus far.

In 2012, Smith joined the cast of Anger Management, which stars Charlie Sheen.

Place of Birth

Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Shawnee Smith



Fun Facts

-She has three children.

-She doesn't like horror movies and easily gets scared of her own films.

-She's a triathlete.


1985: Dramalogue Critics Award - To Gillian on Her 37th Birthda

2007: Chiller-Eyegore Awards - Saw franchise


2012 Anger Management (TV series)
2012 Reel America (TV movie)
2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
2010-2011 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV series)
2010 Law & Order: LA (TV series)
2010 Kill Speed (video)
2009 Saw VI
2009 The Grudge 3
2008 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (TV mini-series)
2007 Greater Than a Tiger (short)
2007 Secrets of an Undercover Wife (TV movie)
2007 Traveling in Packs (TV movie)
2006 Saw III
2006 Repo! The Genetic Opera (short)
2005 Saw II
2005 The Island
2005 Washington Street (TV movie)
2004 The Almost Guys
1998-2004 Becker (TV series)
2004 Saw
2003 Kim Possible (TV series)
2002 Never Get Outta the Boat
1999 Every Dog Has Its Day
1999 Breakfast of Champions
1999 A Slipping-Down Life
1999 Eat Your Heart Out
1998 Twice Upon a Time (TV movie)
1998 The Party Crashers
1998 Carnival of Souls
1998/I Armageddon
1997-1998 The Tom Show (TV series)
1998 Players (TV series)
1997 Men
1997 The Shining (TV mini-series)
1997 Arsenio (TV series)
1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
1997 Something Borrowed, Something Blue (TV movie)
1996 Dogtown
1996 Face of Evil (TV movie)
1996 Female Perversions
1996 Bombshell
1995 The Low Life
1995 Leaving Las Vegas
1994 The X-Files (TV series)
1994 The Stand (TV mini-series)
1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV series)
1990 Lucky Chances (TV mini-series)
1990 Desperate Hours
1989-1990 A Brand New Life (TV series)
1989 Who's Harry Crumb?
1988 The Blob
1988 I Saw What You Did (TV movie)
1988 Bluegrass (TV movie)
1987 Summer School
1986 Easy Prey (TV movie)
1986 All Is Forgiven (TV series)
1986 Iron Eagle
1985 Crime of Innocence (TV movie)
1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV series)
1985 It's Your Move (TV series)
1985 Not My Kid (TV movie)
1984 Silver Spoons (TV series)
1982 Annie




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