“Lois Smith is remarkable.” – Jordan Hoffman, VANITY FAIR
“At 86, Smith knocks it out of the park in the smartest Alzheimer’s film yet.”
– Timothy Appelo, AARP
“Lois Smith is at the full height of her skills. In a career spanning six decades, she’s never been earthier or more tender.”
– Rex Reed, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
“Smith brings her deep knowledge of the role to luminous, assured life with a note-perfect performance.”
– Godfrey Cheshire, ROGER EBERT .com
“A deeply funny, warm, sometimes childlike, sometimes sage performance.”
– David Noh, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
“Smith is a joy, her face acting as an exquisitely painted canvas of confusion, regret and love.”
– Benjamin Lee, THE GUARDIAN
Lois Smith has been appearing in film, television and stage productions for more than 60 years. Her onscreen credits include supporting roles in films such as East Of Eden with James Dean, Resurrection, Fatal Attraction, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dead Man Walking, Tumbleweeds, Twister and Please Give. Other films include Diminished Capacity, Roadie, Hollywoodland, Next Stop Greenwich Village, Four Friends, Black Widow, Falling Down, Larger Than Life, How To Make And American Quilt, Minority Report and Five Easy Pieces, for which she won a National Society of Film Critics Award.
In the television space, Smith has had regular and/or recurring roles in “The Americans,” “True Blood” and “Desperate Housewives,” among others. For her work on the stage, Lois is best known for originating the role of Ma Joad in the 1990 stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath, and for her performance as Halie in the revival of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer prize-winning play Buried Child — both of which garnered her Tony nominations.