Phyllis Smith - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 6, 2020

Phyllis Smith
Profession: Actress, Former burlesque performer
Best Known For: The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $7 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 10, 1951 (age 70)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Phyllis Smith
Birth Place: The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Glenda Smith
Siblings: N/A
University: University of Missouri St. Louis
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 57 kg (125.66 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: US 10
Dress Size: 7
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 30 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: D

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Who is Phyllis Smith?

Phyllis Smith is an American actress, who first did not think of acting as a career! You heard it right! Now, she is known for the portrayal of the character Phyllis Vance in the hit NBC series The Office.

What was she working on when she was cast in the series? 

Source: picsofcelebrities (Phyllis Smith)

Phyllis Smith: Age, Family

Phyllis Smith was born on July 10, 1951, in The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Her mother’s name is Glenda Smith but there is no information on her father’s name and siblings

Education, Ethnicity

She enrolled in University of Missouri–St. Louis and graduated from the same in 1972 with an in elementary education. Her ethnicity is not known.

Phyllis Smith: Boyfriend, Husband, Children

As of 2018, she is not married and never has had a husband. She does not have any children as well. There are no records of her precious relationship(s) or boyfriend(s).

Her character in The Office, Phyllis Vance is married to Bob Vance, portrayed by co-star Robert Ray "Bobby" Shafer. As of now, she is single and very much focused on her career.

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Phyllis Smith: Career

Early Days

Phyllis Smith honestly shared that she never thought she would one day become an actress. When young, in the years the 1970s and 1980s, Smith was an inspiring burlesque performer, ballet dancer, professional jazz dancer and eventually worked as a cheerleader for the old St. Louis Cardinals football team. But a critical knee injury diverted her entire career.

Source: yahoo (left- Phyllis Smith as a burlesque dancer in 1978/79; right- Phyllis Smith now)

At first, she took a job as a receptionist. Gradually, Phyllis Smith became a casting assistant, whose job was to read with different actors at their auditions. The opportunity gave her a way into the series The Office. She was hired to help cast The Office, reading to the actors during the auditions.

The writers of the hit series were so impressed with her readings that they created Phyllis Vance, just for Smith. She went on to show great performance on her set.

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TV Series, films

Phyllis Smith has also appeared in Celebrity Family Feud (June 2008), Bad Teacher (2011: Supporting role), Inside Out (2015: voice acting), Netflix series The OA (2016). Other shows she has appeared on are The Princess and the Goblin (1994: uncredited), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006), Butter (2011), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011), Trophy Wife (2013), The Middle etc.


On the set of The Office, she worked with Jenna FischerKate FlanneryGreg DanielsOscar NunezRicky Gervais.

Source: youtube (Phyllis Smith promotes Inside Out)

Phyllis Smith: Awards, Nominations

Smith has been awarded Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2006 and 2007 for her role in the series The Office, in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Phyllis Smith: Net Worth, Salary

The net worh of Smith is estimated to be around  $7 million while the figure on her annual salary is under reivew.

Phyllis Smith: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Phyllis Smith is absent.

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