Emmy winner Jean Smart has spent decades on the small screen – and luckily the TV legend has shown no signs of slowing down.
After winning gold in 2021 to headline HBO Max Hacks, while supporting Kate Winslet in the highly acclaimed crime drama Easttown mare, the actress has had one hell of a year, which could – and should – give him a fourth victory. (We would definitely forgo gold for Smart, who quickly rose to the top of our own Dream Emmys list.)
Below, we celebrate the best and most compelling roles the Scene Thief from her four-decade-plus career – and of course, you will find the two aforementioned series in our list. (Uh, spoiler alert?) But we’re also diving deeper. A lot Deeper.
The actress has played many eclectic characters over the years, from a member of the staff at Sugarbaker & Associates to a few puuurrr-perfect animated roles, and we’ve carefully selected our favorites and ranked them accordingly. Smart’s emotionally turbulent first lady and her warring North Dakota crime boss are also part of the selection.
Ready to see what other roles we selected as his best? Keep scrolling down to view the full list, then tap on the comments to let us know which ones are your favorites (and which actor CVs you would like to see us discuss next).