Shawnee Rebecca Smith is an American actress, television presenter, producer, and musician. First appeared on the screen in 1982 in the film "Annie". She is widely known for playing the role of Amanda Young in all parts of the horror film "Saw".
In the creative biography of the actress, there are 63 roles in television and film projects. She has also appeared on popular entertainment shows, the Scream Awards, hosted the Scream Queens documentary series and produced Karen Black: Actress at Work. In addition, the actress took part in the voice acting of the characters in the animated films and video games "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Lollipop Chainsaw".
Smith studied music professionally. On account of her 4 solo albums and the soundtrack for the film "Saw 3". She has appeared in the bands Fydolla Ho and Smith & Pyle.
The future actress was born in the summer of 1969 in the United States. Her ancestry included the British, Germans, Swiss, Irish and Scots.
Shawnee's parents had nothing to do with art. Father - James Harold Smith, a former US Air Force pilot who after service took up financial planning consulting. Mom - Patricia Ann Smoak, worked as a nurse in an oncology clinic. The girl was the second child in the family.
When she was one year old, her parents moved from South Carolina to California. After a while they divorced, my mother got married a second time.
Creativity entered Shawnee's life at the age of 8. She took part in a Christmas performance staged on the stage of an amateur theater. During her school years, the girl continued to play in various productions, and at the age of 15 she received her first prestigious Drama-Logue Award. She performed with the famous R. Dreyfus and became the youngest winner of a theater award.
For the first time on the screen, Shawnee appeared at a very young age. When she was 8 years old, the girl starred in advertisements for McDonald's restaurants. A year later, she became a member of the Guild of Actors, and in 1982 she played a small role as a dancer in the musical film "Emmy".
As a teenager, the young actress played several roles in youth films and TV shows. After receiving secondary education, the girl decided to take a break from her acting career and began to go in for mountaineering and triathlon. She then graduated from BRCC State College in North Carolina and soon returned to filming.
For several years, the actress starred in episodic roles in numerous TV series. Fame and fame brought her work in the movie "Saw", where she played Amanda Young. In this image, she appeared in all parts of the Saw franchise. As a result, the actress was repeatedly nominated for various film awards and received the title of "scream queen".
Among the works of Smith, it is worth noting roles in projects: "The Island", "Armageddon", "The X-Files", "The Shining", "Law & Order: Los Angeles", "Jane Mansfield's Machine", "Grace Acoustic".
In 1985 she received the Drama-Logue Award in the category "Best Actress" for her role in a theatrical production.
Another Chiller-Eyegore Awards, Shawnee received in 2007 for her role in the movie "Saw 3".
She was also nominated for the Scream Awards for Best Villain for her role as Amanda Young in Saw 3 and was twice nominated for the Young Artist Awards for her roles in The Blob and Innocent Crime.
Smith has been married twice. The first husband was the photographer Jason Reposar. The wedding took place in 1998. A year later, the couple had a daughter, Viv. The couple lived together for 5 years and divorced in 2003.
After 2 years, Shawnee became the wife of the musician Kai Mattun. In 2005, she gave birth to a son, Yaxon, and a year later the couple broke up.
The actress gave birth to another son in 2010. Who is the boy's father is unknown.