(born March 26, 1976) is an American actress.
Amy Smart was born in Topanga, California to John Smart (a
salesman) and Judy Carrington (who worked at the Getty Center in
Los Angeles); she has a brother, Adam. Inspired by her friend
(actress Vinessa Shaw), Smart studied ballet for ten years and
enrolled in acting classes when she was 16, but began her career
as a model, working in Italy, France, Mexico and Tahiti.
had a very minor interesting role in the 1997 film
Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen
Ibanez (Denise Richards
). In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend
of a popular football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in
the film Varsity Blues. She subsequently appeared in a number of
films catering to a teenage audience, many of which were
successful, including Road Trip (2000) and The Butterfly Effect
(2004). In 2002, she was ranked #27 in Stuff magazine's "102
S--iest Women in the World" and in 2004, she was nominated for
"Best Kiss" at the MTV Movie Awards for her role in Starsky &
In 2005, Amy Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic
comedy film Just Friends, which did fairly at the box office,
grossing $32 million.
She also had a small role in American sitcom Scrubs, playing the
wife of a coma patient. She had been nicknamed TCW (Tasty Coma
Wife) by JD and his friends. JD has a short relationship with
her following the death of her husband.
Smart was the speaker for the "Heal the Bay" organization; she
has also worked with the Humane Society and the "Environmental
Media Association", and was named one of "Organic Style"
magazine's "Women with Organic Style" of 2004.
Amy Smart is engaged to actor Brandon Williams, whom she has
dated for ten years. She is a close friend of actress Ali Larter
with whom she appeared in the film Varsity Blues. She owns two
cats, Yogi and Nala.