Happy Birthday: Shawnee Smith

shawneesmithHappy Birthday actor Shawnee Smith

Born: July 3, 1970 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA

Married to:
Christopher ‘Kai’ Mattoon (2005 – 2006) (divorced) (1 child)
Jason Reposar (1998 – 2003) (divorced) (1 child)

QUOTES:

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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

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