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Shawnee Smith

Shawnee Smith

Birthday: 3 July 1969, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA
Height: 160 cm

Shawnee Smith has consistently put her versatile talents to use in the film, television, theatrical and musical arenas with much success. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award- ...Show more

Shawnee Smith
(in reference to horror films) I don't like to see a scary image because it sticks in my mind. Which Show more (in reference to horror films) I don't like to see a scary image because it sticks in my mind. Which is maybe why I get hired to do the scary movies because I'm truly scared and upset. Hide
(On the role of "Amanda" in Saw (2004)) Amanda's been a great part to play over the years. She's my Show more (On the role of "Amanda" in Saw (2004)) Amanda's been a great part to play over the years. She's my lucky strike. I take the scream queen title as an honor. I went from Becker (1998) to this character and they were so vastly different. Amanda's really changed, too. She gives a few, but she gets you. With any character I play, I gravitate to the juxtaposition and humor. It has been a fun ride. Hide
(On the role of "Amanda" in Saw (2004)) The great thing about Amanda is she gets to kick ass but she Show more (On the role of "Amanda" in Saw (2004)) The great thing about Amanda is she gets to kick ass but she's also a woman of substance and depth and she's struggling. There is real drama. I see a lot of myself in her. The desire to build, the desire to serve something higher, and also the destructiveness. Hide
[on hiding her pregnancy while filming Saw II (2005)] It was for the best not to tell them because t Show more [on hiding her pregnancy while filming Saw II (2005)] It was for the best not to tell them because they would have made changes and it would have been a different movie. Hide
(On the jaw trap in Saw (2004)) It was heavy. I had this mouth piece I had to clamp down and they pa Show more (On the jaw trap in Saw (2004)) It was heavy. I had this mouth piece I had to clamp down and they padded it up to try and get it as tight to my head as possible because I really had to fling myself around. If I do something like that, I just go all the way with it. Hide
(On the Smith and Pyle fanbase) I think the horror fans are surprised when they listen to the record Show more (On the Smith and Pyle fanbase) I think the horror fans are surprised when they listen to the record and they actually like it. I mean it's country music, kind of, but it's produced by Chris Goss of Masters of Reality. It crosses a lot of boundaries. Hide
I remember being at the first screening [of Saw (2004)] at Sundance and you could feel the energy in Show more I remember being at the first screening [of Saw (2004)] at Sundance and you could feel the energy in the theater. It was incredible. You knew right there that this thing was going to be a hit. The first one was a really creative idea. Hide
Music is so much fun because each song is like a film in itself. You get to go from beginning to end Show more Music is so much fun because each song is like a film in itself. You get to go from beginning to end and interact and exchange energy with a live audience. Hide
(after winning a 2007 Eyegore award) This scares me [referring to the award statue], I can't bring i Show more (after winning a 2007 Eyegore award) This scares me [referring to the award statue], I can't bring it home because of my children, I can't watch my own clip, the ghouls at the entrance of tonight upset me, but I do want to say thank you to everyone. Hide
As a woman I'm very endeared to her [Amanda Young] and I'm hoping other women will be endeared to he Show more As a woman I'm very endeared to her [Amanda Young] and I'm hoping other women will be endeared to her. Hopefully we can all learn something or be inspired in some positive way. Hide
(Comparing songwriting to acting) When you write a song you're writing it from your gut, so it's eas Show more (Comparing songwriting to acting) When you write a song you're writing it from your gut, so it's easier to connect with that than someone else's part that you're acting. Hide
[on working with Ted Danson] There's no bigger star than him in TV and he couldn't be more of a self Show more [on working with Ted Danson] There's no bigger star than him in TV and he couldn't be more of a self-effacing, down-to-earth team player. He sets the tone and it's just a pleasure. Hide
They're [TV and film] very different. TV is obviously a lot quicker paced. I think film requires a l Show more They're [TV and film] very different. TV is obviously a lot quicker paced. I think film requires a lot more patience and concentration and each day you're keeping the entire picture in your head throughout a two to three month film shoot. Whereas TV, especially half hour, is like doing a play a week or live theater. Hide
Acting is like a game of tennis. The better your opponent, the better you're going to play. I've had Show more Acting is like a game of tennis. The better your opponent, the better you're going to play. I've had some of my best tennis matches with Tobin [Bell] because he's relentless about truth and has an incredible work ethic. Hide
[on John Candy] I did get to know him a bit while we filmed Who's Harry Crumb? (1989). If he could h Show more [on John Candy] I did get to know him a bit while we filmed Who's Harry Crumb? (1989). If he could have been a fraction as kind, supportive, and giving to himself as he was to every single person around him then I think he'd still be with us today. That was the tragedy. I think [Candy's performance in] Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) best defines who he was as a person. It breaks your heart. Hide
Shawnee Smith's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (33)
Shawnee Smith Shawnee Smith'S roles
Biker Girl
Biker Girl

Nikki Downing
Nikki Downing

Cindy Hilliard
Cindy Hilliard

Dr. Sullivan
Dr. Sullivan

Meg Penny
Meg Penny

Jennifer Goodson
Jennifer Goodson

Rhonda Altobello
Rhonda Altobello

Amanda Young
Amanda Young

Michelle Trey
Michelle Trey

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