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: 65
Highest Metascore: 94 Lady Bird
Lowest Metascore: 40 The Comedian
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
94 Lady Bird Nov 3, 2017 Cast / Sister Sarah Joan / Principal Cast / Sister Sarah Joan 7.5
82 Marjorie Prime Aug 18, 2017 Marjorie / Marjorie 7.5
40 The Comedian Feb 3, 2017 Miriam 5.1
70 The Nice Guys May 20, 2016 Mrs. Glenn 7.6
47 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Aug 15, 2012 Aunt Mel 6.1
61 Roadie Jan 6, 2012 Mom 7.0
78 Please Give Apr 30, 2010 Mrs. Portman 7.4
54 Diminished Capacity Jul 4, 2008 Belle Tyke tbd
55 Turn the River May 9, 2008 Abby / Abby 7.8
75 Sweet Land Oct 18, 2006 Old Inge 8.0
62 Hollywoodland Sep 8, 2006 Helen Bessolo 5.9
55 P.S. Oct 15, 2004 Ellie Silverstein / Ellie Silverstein tbd
53 A Foreign Affair May 7, 2004 Ma Adams 6.0
57 Red Betsy Nov 14, 2003 Helen Rounds tbd
75 Tumbleweeds Nov 24, 1999 Ginger / Ginger tbd
68 Twister May 10, 1996 Meg Greene 7.2
80 Dead Man Walking Dec 29, 1995 Helen's Mother 7.5
56 Falling Down Feb 26, 1993 Mrs. Foster/William's Mother / Mrs. Foster/William's Mother 6.1
64 Fried Green Tomatoes Jan 24, 1992 Mama Threadgoode 7.5
58 Green Card Jan 11, 1991 Brontë's Parent (Mother) 8.5
67 Fatal Attraction Sep 18, 1987 Martha 8.6
85 Five Easy Pieces Sep 12, 1970 Partita Dupea tbd