Lois Smith is a two-time Tony-nominee for her work in Steppenwolf's Buried Child and The Grapes of Wrath. After her film debut in East of Eden, Lois — who studied acting with Lee Strasberg at the Actors' Studio — appeared in such seminal films as Five Easy Pieces (National Society of Film Critics Award), Fried Green Tomatoes and Dead Man Walking.
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Credits & Awards
Hollywoodland; Minority Report; Red Betsy; Sweet Land; The Pledge; Twister; Dead Man Walking; Falling Down; Fried Green Tomatoes; How to Make an American Quilt; Five Easy Pieces; East of Eden
Broadway: Orpheus Descending; The Young and Beautiful;
Off-Broadway: The Trip to Bountiful; The Laramie Project; The Vagina Monologues; Give Me Your Answer Do!; Impossible Marriage; Defying Gravity;
Baltimore Center Stage: Mrs. Warren's Profession; The Cherry Orchard; Escape from Happiness (also Yale Repertory);
Guthrie Theatre: The Seagull;
Long Wharf Theatre: The Front Page and Lil's 90th;
Hartford Stage: The Stick Wife and Dividing the Estate; three seasons at Philadelphia's Theatre of the Living Arts including Uncle Vanya, Miss Julie, The Misanthrope.
BBC Radio: Tradition
True Blood (HBO); Iron Jawed Angels (HB0); The Laramie Project (HB0); Just Shoot Me (NBC); Frasier (NBC); The Master Builder and Miss Julie (PBS); live television dramas for Studio One (CBS), Robert Montgomery Presents (NBC) and U. S. Steel Hour (ABC).
Tony Award nominations (Buried Child and The Grapes of Wrath); Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee; Drama Desk Award (The Trip to Bountiful); Outer Critics Circle Award (The Trip to Bountiful); Lucille Lortel Award (The Trip to Bountiful); Obie Award (The Trip to Bountiful); Kingsley-Evans Award (The Trip to Bountiful); Joseph Jefferson Award (The Trip to Bountiful); National Society of Film Critics Award (Five Easy Pieces).