Jean Smart: Net Worth and Amassed Wealth

Jean Smart Net Worth

What is Jean Smart’s net worth?

The actor has amassed a net worth of $10 million.

Jean Smart – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $10 million
Date of birth: September 13, 1951 (72 years old)
Gender: Female
Height: 176
Profession: Actor, Voice Actor
Nationality: American

Biography – A Short Wiki

Jean was born September 13, 1951 in Seattle, Washington. She suffers from type 1 diabetes since early age. Smart holds BFA degree from the University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program. Investing into formal education certainly paid off. Her acting career is filled with memorable movies, including The Odd Couple II, Mistress, and I Heart Huckabees. Jean currently plays Melanie Bird in a sci-fi series Legion. She is married to Richard Gilliland since 1987. They have one own son, Connor Douglas, and also adopted a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen. Jean and and fellow actor Richard met while filming Designing Women, started dating, and are going strong ever since.


After college, Smart started performing in stage productions around Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest (including at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon) before moving to New York City to work off-Broadway and in professional regional productions. In the late ’70s, she started breaking into television with small parts in “Alice”, “Remington Steele”, and “The Facts of Life”. In 1980, she played Lady Macbeth at the Pittsburgh Public Theater opposite Tom Atkins and Keith Fowler. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in the off-Broadway play “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.” In 1981, Smart made her Broadway debut in a production of “Piaf”. After roles on the short lived series “Teachers Only” and “Reggie,” Smart had a supporting role in the thriller “Flashpoint” in 1984.

Personal Life

She married actor Richard Gilliland in 1987. They have two children together. Sadly, Richard passed away unexpectedly of a heart condition in March 2021, at the age of 71. Jean was still in the process of filming “Hacks.” The pair had been married for nearly 34 years.


“To me, pause is sometimes the most important, most effective moment in a film or play or anything.”

— Jean Smart

“Personally, I think life offers us the opportunity to take chances and make changes all the time.”

— Jean Smart

“When you do a half-hour show, there’s only so much you can do. At best, you’re going to get a character with two-and-a-half dimensions.”

— Jean Smart

“24′ was so much fun. That was one of my all-time favourite jobs.”

— Jean Smart

“This is going to sound terrible, but once I moved to New York, I never did a civilian job. I was extraordinarily lucky.”

— Jean Smart