Lois Smith

Biography: Lois Smith has been acting for more than a half-century. Her great breakout role was as a young prostitute opposite James Dean in East of Eden. She has been a staple in films since that time, appearing memorably in Five Easy Pieces and Minority Report. An accomplished stage actress, she is a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Ensemble and earned Tony nominations in their Broadway productions of The Grapes of Wrath and Buried Child. Most recently she has appeared on stages from New York to Chicago in an acclaimed performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's play A Trip to Bountiful.

Lois Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 80 Dead Man Walking
Lowest Metascore: 47 The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
57 Red Betsy Nov 14, 2003 Helen Rounds 9.0
58 Green Card Jan 11, 1991 Brontë's Parent (Mother) 8.8
67 Fatal Attraction Sep 18, 1987 Martha 8.7
75 Sweet Land Oct 18, 2006 Old Inge 8.0
80 Dead Man Walking Dec 29, 1995 Helen's Mother 7.8
53 A Foreign Affair May 7, 2004 Ma Adams 7.5
78 Please Give Apr 30, 2010 Mrs. Portman 7.5
61 Roadie Jan 6, 2012 Mom 7.3
75 Tumbleweeds Nov 24, 1999 Ginger 7.2
68 Twister May 10, 1996 Meg Greene 7.0
54 Diminished Capacity Jul 4, 2008 Belle Tyke 6.5
47 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Aug 15, 2012 Aunt Mel 6.2
62 Hollywoodland Sep 8, 2006 Helen Bessolo 5.8
55 Turn the River May 9, 2008 Abby 5.8
56 Falling Down Feb 26, 1993 Mrs. Foster/William's Mother 5.0
55 P.S. Oct 15, 2004 Ellie Silverstein 4.8