Shawnee Smith is a star of film, television, theatrical and musical arenas. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award-winning television show and a variety of memorable roles in hit feature films. She also toured America and the U.K. fronting the rather extreme rock band called “Fydolla Ho”.
A native of South Carolina, Shawnee’s achievements began early in her career when she appeared in the movie “Annie“. As a young actress, she was awarded the Youth in Film Award for Best Actress in a television film for her role in the CBS drama “Crime of Innocence“. She was honored with the Dramalogue Critics Award for her performance in the theatrical production “To Gillian on her 37th Birthday“. In the same year, she received rave reviews for her co-starring role with Richard Dreyfuss at the Huntington Hartford Theatre in “The Hands of its Enemy“. Shawnee then starred in “The Blob” for Columbia Pictures, in the hit comedy “Summer School” for Paramount Pictures and in “Who’s Harry Crumb?“, also for Columbia Pictures. Those roles would be followed by appearances in such highly-acclaimed films as “Leaving Las Vegas“, “Armageddon“, “Desperate Hours” and “Breakfast of Champions”
Shawnee’s television credits are equally as impressive, with a list that includes a regular role on the hit CBS comedy “Becker” as well as series regular roles on “The Tom Show” and “Arsenio“. She also appeared in the Steven King mini-series “The Stand” and “The Shining“. Supanova fans will know her best though, as the deliciously deranged student of Jigsaw, Amanda Young from the “SAW” films. From her first appearance in the first SAW, her role has continually grown until SAW VI, which brought her storyline to a head.
Satisfied with pushing the extremes in her critically-acclaimed punk/metal band “Fydolla Ho”, Shawnee recorded her first solo record with Queens of the Stone Age producer Chris Goss.
Sadly, Insider Events have informed us that Shawnee will not be able to attedn the Melbourne and Brisbane expo. We wish her the best of luck and hope to see her in the future.