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Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Off-Broadway production of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is to close next month after more than 1,000 performances, producer Daryl Roth said Tuesday.
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'Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

'Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. television network Fox announced Friday it has renewed its animated series "The Simpsons" for two more seasons.
'Simpsons' stamps go on sale

'Simpsons' stamps go on sale

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it has begun releasing 1 billion "The Simpsons" stamps through the country's 34,000 post offices.
'Simpsons' voice actors make deal with Fox

'Simpsons' voice actors make deal with Fox

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. actors who lend their voices to animated characters on "The Simpsons" reportedly have signed a four-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
'Simpsons' ride opens at Universal Orlando

'Simpsons' ride opens at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- "The Simpsons Ride," based on the long-running animated television series, officially opened Thursday at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

'Simpsons' negotiations at a standstill

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Negotiations between the stars of "The Simpsons" and Fox, the network that produces the animated show, are at a standstill, E! Online reported Wednesday.

'Simpsons' actress stars in one-woman show

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- The actress who gives Lisa Simpson her distinctive voice on Fox's "The Simpsons" discusses her plastic surgery and eating disorder in a new one-woman show.

'Simpsons' appearance for Matt Groening

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening will make his first ever voice appearance on the show Sunday, Fox TV announced Wednesday.

Contract impasse renders 'Simpsons' silent

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- The actors who lend their voices to Fox's "The Simpsons" have failed to show up for at least two table reads to press demands for higher pay.
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Yeardley Smith ( /ˈjɑrdliː/; born July 3, 1964) is a French born American actress, voice artist, writer and painter. She is best known for her long-running role as Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons.

She was born in Paris, France and moved with her family to Washington, D.C. in 1966. As a child, Smith was often mocked because of her unusual first name and her voice. She became a professional actress in 1982 after graduating from drama school and moved to New York City in 1984 where she appeared in the Broadway production of The Real Thing. She made her film debut in 1985's Heaven Help Us, followed by roles in The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 1986 and received a recurring role in the television series Brothers. In 1987, she auditioned for a role in a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family on The Tracey Ullman Show. Smith intended to audition for the role of Bart Simpson, but the casting director felt her voice was too high, so she was given the role of Lisa instead. She voiced Lisa for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, and in 1989, the shorts were spun off into their own half-hour show, The Simpsons. For her work as the character, Smith received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992.

Alongside The Simpsons, Smith appeared in the sitcom Herman's Head as Louise, and had recurring appearances as Marlene on Dharma & Greg and Penny in two episodes of Dead Like Me. She has appeared in several films, including City Slickers, Just Write, Toys and As Good as It Gets. In 2004 Smith performed her own off-Broadway one-woman show entitled More at the Union Square Theatre in New York City. Aside from The Simpsons, Smith has recorded few voice over parts, only commercials and the film We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. Smith starred in and served as executive producer for the independent romantic comedy Waiting For Ophelia, which had its world premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival in April 2009.

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