Allison Smith (actress)

Allison Smith (born December 9, 1969) is an American actress, singer, writer and director, best known for her work on television as Mallory O'Brien in Aaron Sorkin's Emmy Award-winning NBC drama The West Wing and for starring on Broadway in the title role Annie.[1][2] She also played the role of Jennie Lowell on the 1980s Emmy Award-winning sitcom Kate & Allie.[3] In addition to starring in Annie, Smith has also appeared on stage in a host of other roles, including a part in the original Broadway production of Evita (alongside Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin), a starring role in the Los Angeles premiere production of David Mamet's Oleanna, and supporting roles in Peter Parnell's QED (opposite Alan Alda), and the musical The Education Of Randy Newman, in which she played Randy Newman's first wife.[4][5]

Allison Smith
Born (1969-12-09) December 9, 1969 (age 52)
OccupationActress, singer, writer, director
Years active1979–present
Known forKate & Allie
The West Wing

Selected filmographyEdit

TV worksEdit

Selected television rolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1981 CBS Library Suzie
1982 Night of 100 Stars Herself
1982 All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story Herself
1983 Silver Spoons Barbra Webster
1984 ABC Weekend Special Christi Bay
1984–89 Kate & Allie Jennie Lowell 95 episodes
1985 Young People's Specials Marty
1987 Who Am I Now? Older Sarah Educational video
1989 Hunter Cheryl Donovan
1989 The Arsenio Hall Show Herself
1990 Wolf Cynthia Costanza
1995 Sweet Justice Sara Pratt 6 episodes
1995 Party of Five Keri
1995 Ned & Stacey Veronica
1995 Deadly Games Jill Stewart
1995 Homicide: Life on the Street Officer Debbie Haskell
1995 Touched by an Angel Jennifer
1995 Planet Rules
1995 Crazy Love Sam
1996 Champs Dana
1996 Murder, She Wrote Carly McAllister
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Melanie Harold
1997 Spy Game Maxine 'Max' London 11 episodes
1997 Working Jana
1998 Michael Hayes Andrea Jordan
1998 Buddy Faro Julie Barber 12 episodes
1999 Wasteland Jules 3 episodes
1999 St. Michael's Crossing Tordio
1999–2006 The West Wing Mallory O'Brien 11 episodes
2000 Celebrity Homes Herself
2001 Family Law Allison Palmer
2001 Thieves Agent Mary Webb "The Long Con"
2001–02 Providence Lynn Fischer 2 episodes
2002 The X-Files Patti "Trust No 1"
2003 ER Denny
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nancy Linden
2005 The Closer Ellen
2005 Close to Home Cindy Delacroix
2005 House Kayla McGinley
2005 Inconceivable Clare
2006 Without a Trace Patient X
2006 Scrubs Millie
2006 Ghost Whisperer Lisa Filbert
2006 Nip/Tuck Kathleen McNamara
2007 State of Mind Mary Bridget Donohue
2008 Cold Case Simone Gallavan '78
2008 Childrens Hospital Nurse Allison
2009 Trust Me Laura Mink
2010 Numb3rs Sara Lewis
2010 The Whole Truth Corrine Sellards
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Diorio
2012 Family Guy
2012 Perception Laura Crane
2020 Will & Grace Molly McGann


Film rolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Evita Peron Young Evita TV movie
1982 Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight Herself TV movie
1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Vicki
1994 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies` Claire Lieberman TV movie
1995 A Reason to Believe Charlotte Byrne
1996 Two Guys Talkin' About Girls Rhonda Glick Video title: " First Sight"
1996 Full Circle Averill Winslow TV movie
1996 Lying Eyes Jennifer TV movie
1997 Switchback Becky
1998 Los años bárbaros Susan Spanish-language film
2000 Terror Tract Mary Ann Doyle (segment "Make Me An Offer")
2003 Holes Linda Miller Walker
2003 The Animatrix Reporter Direct-to-video, Voice, (segment "World Record")
2004 Helter Skelter Patricia Krenwinkel TV movie
2005 Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder Debbie Philips TV movie
2005 Ordinary Miracles Sally's Mother TV movie
2006 Gillery's Little Secret Bernadette Short film
2006 Life After Tomorrow Herself Documentary about the stage musical Annie
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Larry's Mom


  1. ^ "Annie Orphans". Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Turner Classic Movies biography". Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Allison Smith Biography (1969-)". Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  4. ^ "Theater in the Now: Spotlight on Allison Smith". Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ Courrier, Kevin (2005). Randy Newman's American Dreams. ECW Press. p. 303. ISBN 1-55022-690-8.

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