Is Watchmen’s Jean Smart Related To Amy Smart?

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Sharing the same profession and surname, it’s no wonder many people believe Jean Elizabeth Smart is related to Amy Lysle Smart.

Best known for her role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women, Laurie Blak on the American superhero drama limited television series Watchmen, and Lana Gardner on the NBC sitcom Frasier (2000–01), Jean Smart was born in Seattle on September 13, 1951.

Richard Gilliland and his wife Jean Smart arrive at the 25th Annual Critics' Choice AwardsRichard Gilliland and his wife Jean Smart arrive at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

While starring in Designing Women, she met her husband Richard Gilliland, who played J.D. Shackelford, the boyfriend of Annie Potts’s character, Mary Jo Shively. Jean Smart wears shoe size 9 (US).

They have a son, voice actor Connor Douglas Gilliland (born 1989), and a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen Gilliland, who was adopted as a baby from China in May 2009 (born 2008).

Jean Smart shows off her feet in glittering INC Zitah pointed-toe pumpsJean Smart shows off her feet in glittering INC Zitah pointed-toe pumps

25 years younger than Jean, Amy Smart is known for her role as sassy girlfriend Jules Harbor in the 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film Varsity Blues and for her recurring role as Ruby on the television series Felicity (1999–2001).

Carter Oosterhouse and his wife Amy Smart attend The Art Of Elysium Presents WE ARE HEAR'S HEAVEN 2020 at Hollywood PalladiumCarter Oosterhouse and his wife Amy Smart attend The Art Of Elysium Presents WE ARE HEAR’S HEAVEN 2020 at Hollywood Palladium on January 4, 2020, in Los Angeles, California

She married American television personality, Carter Nicholas Oosterhouse, on September 10, 2011, in Traverse City, Michigan. Their daughter, Flora Oosterhouse, was born via a surrogate in 2016. Amy wears shoe size 8.5 (US).

Amy Smart shows off her feet in wedge sandals at Heal the Bay's annual Bring Back the Beach GalaAmy Smart shows off her feet in wedge sandals at Heal the Bay’s annual Bring Back the Beach Gala at on June 9, 2016, in Santa Monica, California

Smart is a common English surname. Other celebrities with the same last name include English actress Tamara Valerie Smart, child kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart, and Olympic fencer Keeth Thomas Smart.

Actress Amy Smart (right) and her mother Judy arrive at the 15th Annual Environmental Media AwardsActress Amy Smart (right) and her mother Judy arrive at the 15th Annual Environmental Media Awards held at Ebell Club of Los Angeles on October 19, 2005, in Los Angeles, California

Although Jean is old enough to be Amy’s mother, they are not related. Amy is the daughter of Judy Lysle (née Carrington) and John Boden Smart.

American actresses Jean Smart and Amy Smart are not relatedAmerican actresses Jean Smart (R) and Amy Smart (L) are not related

You can’t go wrong with the basics. And by basics I mean a pair of denim pants matched with a button-down top. It can’t get simpler than that. To many of us, this pretty much sums up all ideas of easy dressing.

In June 2013, actress Amy Smart flaunted her legs in Los Angeles wearing this basic silhouette.

Amy Smart styled skinny jeans with a checkered button-down topAmy Smart styled skinny jeans with a checkered button-down top

Amy looked relaxed and put-together in her denim skinny jeans and checkered button-down top.

I’m not so sure about the ankle-high boots in the midst of the summer heat though. However, aside from that, she looked simple, comfy, and classy. The pants fit her like a glove!

Amy Smart filling her meter in Beverly Hills, Los AngelesAmy Smart filling her meter in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California on June 8, 2013

Save for those boots, it’s a look you can turn to when you are stumped, fashion-wise, this summer season.

Go pair up your skinny jeans with button-down tops. Let me show you a few coordinates from Shopbop:

Skinny ankle jeans with booties and shirtJoe’s Jeans Vintage Reserve Skinny Ankle Jeans, $165 / Rory Beca Journey 2-Pocket Henley, $196 / Marc by Marc Jacobs Wedge Lace-Up Booties, $328

7 for All Mankind The Skinny jeans with blue shirt and booties7 for All Mankind The Skinny Jeans with Squiggle Pocket, $189 / Joie Cartel Top, $158 / Rag & Bone Harrow Booties, $495

Skinny jeans with sexy blouse and ankle bootsR13 Skinny Jeans, $325 / Equipment Reese Blouse, $261.05 / Tory Burch Sabe Booties, $385

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