Yeardley Smith

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Quotes (3)

  • Yeardley Smith: Actually, you wouldn't believe how many people come up to me and say 'This is my fantasy: to be in bed with Lisa Simpson and have her say "Oh more, more!"' What is the matter with you people? This is sick!"-- on the Australian talk show Denton.

  • Yeardley Smith: In my dreams, I was Rita Hayworth, Kim Basinger. I just wanted to be that long, tall drink of water with flowing blond hair and large blue eyes and cheekbones you could actually see - you know, be that. And I wasn't, so I hated myself. I'd beat myself up, tear myself to shreds. Now I've made peace with it. I don't mind it at all; I'd rather be who I am. It's comfortable. It's me. I got weary of putting so much energy into hating myself.

  • Yeardley Smith: It's usually character stuff that I'm offered unless they want a real offbeat leading role. Most of the time, I'm everybody's best friend. Or their annoying friend. It's like the story of my life. I will never get to play the Cinderella roles.

Trivia (17)

  • Yeardley filed for divorce from Daniel Erickson citing "irreconcilable differences" after six years of marriage.

  • Yeardley is 5'4" tall.

  • Yeardley is pronounced "Yard-lee."

  • On The Simpsons, any time Lisa sings, Yeardley has to drop into her own singing voice.

  • Smith has joked about her lack of vocal range in comparison to her Simpsons costars, saying she only has three voices: her own, Lisa's, and one that's somewhere in between.

  • In 1992, Yeardley was awarded with an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her work on The Simpsons.

  • As a child she was taunted because of her name. Her classmates would refer to her as Yard Weed, Yard Dog, Yard Bird, Yardstick, to name a few.

  • She refers to the taping process of The Simpsons as the "creme de la creme" of animation.

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