J. Smith-Cameron Biography ((?)-)

Original name, Jean Isabel Smith; born in Louisville, KY; daughter of RichardSharpe Smith (an architect); married Ken Lonergan (a director and writer); children: Nellie Sharpe.


Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • She Stoops to Conquer, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1981-1982
  • Crimes of the Heart, Broadway production, 1982
  • Kaylene, Asian Shade, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Mary Alice, Second Prize: Two Months in Leningrad, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Nancy, The Knack, Stage One, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN,1983-1984
  • Ruth, The Great Divide, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Sally Middleton, The Voice of the Turtle, Roundabout Theatre, 1985
  • Alice Mitchell, Alice and Fred, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1985-1986
  • Rhonda Louise, Women of Manhattan, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1986
  • Marya Yerfimovna Grekova, Wild Honey, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1986-1987
  • "Neddy," in Winterfest 8: Four New Plays in Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1987-1988
  • Diane, The Downside, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, 1987-1988
  • Wendy, "Splitsville," in Four New Comedies, 45th Street Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Maggie, Lend Me a Tenor, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Diana, Mi vida loca, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1990
  • Second Lieutenant William Faddy/Dabby Bryant, Our Country's Good,Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Bernadette Waltz, Little Egypt, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1992
  • Ophelia, Fifteen Minute Hamlet, and Felicity, The Real Inspector Hound (double-bill), Center Stage Right, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1992
  • Norma, On the Bum; or, The Next Train Through, 1992
  • Marion, Owners, New York Theatre Workshop, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Christie, Traps, New York Theatre Workshop, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, 1993
  • Title role, Desdemona (also known as Desdemona: A Play about aHandkerchief), Circle Repertory Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New YorkCity, 1993
  • Silence, Cunning, Exile, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1993-1994
  • Sissy Bermiss Darnley, The Naked Truth, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Dona Elvira, Don Juan in Chicago, Primary Stages, New York City, 1995
  • Ilona Szabo, The Play's the Thing, Center Stage Right, Criterion Theatre, 1995
  • Sissy Bermiss Darnley, The Naked Eye, American Repertory Theatre,Cambridge, MA, 1995-1996
  • Libby, Blue Window, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1996
  • Alexa Vere de Vere, As Bees in Honey Drown, Lucille Lortel Theatre, 1997-1998
  • Mary, The Memory of Water, Stage II, City Center Theatre, New YorkCity, 1998
  • Olivia Grayne, Night Must Fall, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Elmire, Tartuffe, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Claire, Fuddy Meers, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Tamara Tomorrow, Music from a Sparkling Planet, Drama Department,2001
  • Dorine, Tartuffe, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • (As J. Smith) Elly (title role), Gal Young 'Un, Nunez, 1979
  • Ginny, 84 Charing Cross Road, Columbia, 1986
  • Carol Bloom, That Night (also known as One Hot Summer), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Diane, A Modern Affair (also known as Mr. Number 247), TaraReleasing, 1995
  • Bud's wife, Mighty Aphrodite, Miramax, 1995
  • Sharon, Jeffrey, Orion Classics, 1995
  • Carol, Sabrina, Paramount, 1995
  • Ms. Sullivan, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996
  • Mrs. Welsch, Harriet the Spy, Paramount, 1996
  • Lady Texan, The Proprietor (also known as La proprietaire),Warner Bros., 1996
  • Trina Paxton, In and Out (also known as In & Out), Paramount, 1997
  • Caroline Lee, Arresting Gena, 1997
  • Barbara Lang, The Rage: Carrie 2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Mabel, You Can Count on Me, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ramona Luchesse, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC and Lifetime, 1990-1991
  • Movies
  • Angela Anderson, She Led Two Lives, NBC, 1994
  • Clarice, Let It Be Me (also known as Love Dance), Starz!, 1998
  • Specials
  • Dr. Nina Farrell, The Recovery Room, CBS, 1985
  • Louise Bryant, Journey into Genius, PBS, 1988
  • Mrs. Howard, A Midwife's Tale, PBS, 1998
  • Episodic
  • "Mama's Boy," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • Susan Foxworth, "Regrets Only," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988
  • Natalie Santelli, "The Sins of Our Fathers," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989
  • Ms. Moskovitz, "Severance," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H:LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1995
  • Lisa Lowell, "The Competition," Spin City, ABC, 1996
  • Paula Dowling, Law & Order, NBC, 1998
  • Trudy Palmeranski, "Poison," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 2001
  • Also appeared as Mrs. Perry, "Fire Down Below," H.E.L.P.
  • Taped Readings
  • Jude Deveraux's Remembrance, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1994
  • Barbara Delinsky's Moment to Moment, HarperAudio, 1998
  • Read Jillian Medoff's The Hunger Pint, HarperAudio.

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