Martha Maria Yeardley Smith is an American actress, writer, and artist She is known for her long-running role on the animated television series The Simpsons.
If you don't recognize her name, you will most definitely recognize her voice. That's because today's guest is the Emmy award-winning Yeardley Smith. She's been the voice of Lisa Simpson on the epic animated series, The Simpsons, for decades. Showing up at Catt's ready to play, Yeardley took off both her dress AND makeup, and kicked off the conversation with an honest look at her battle with body dysmorphia. During this interview, Yeardley opens up about surviving divorce (twice), learning to embrace her success as a voice actor, and constantly struggling to stay present. She also shares a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of her hugely successful podcast, Small Town Dicks, gives us all the details on meeting her fiancée, and celebrates the healing powers of therapy. Also in this episode, Catt and Yeardley discuss the problematic relationships they have had with their fathers, and how they still put a lot of stock into their parents' opinions.And, to all those bullies who made fun of Yeardley's voice when she was younger -- well, she is certainly having the last laugh now (and that laugh is insured by the way)!
How do you let go of your need for perfection and control? Yeardley Smith, Emmy Award winning actress, novelist, podcast host and producer has played the iconic role of Lisa Simpson for over 30 years. But even with all the success she still has the same negative thoughts and anxieties that we all experience. She shares how to deal with disappointment, how to free yourself from other people's judgment, and why we need to tell the stories that would otherwise go unheard. - Join Made to Do This! - Listen to Yeardley's podcast Small Town Dicks -  Thanks Honeybook! for 50% off your first year - Thanks Skillshare! 2 Free months of Skillshare of Premium Membership at - Thanks Echelon!
It's Lisa Simpson! Yes, Emmy-winner Yeardley Smith is the voice of smart, spunky Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons. For the last 30 years. Wow! Yeardley is also an on-air actor (remember her from City Slickers, Herman's Head, The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive?). And she co-hosts the true crime podcast Small Town Dicks, now in season 4. Tune in! Subscribe! You'll hear Yeardley talk about: perfectionism success living up to your potential (or not) not being accepted to college Bill Murray's secret phone number winning an Emmy (and not feeling how you'd expect) on-camera work vs. voice work agents therapy publishing a book internal vs. external success getting hugged in the supermarket true crime her podcast, Small Town Dicks being a French-born actress (sort of) Join us! Then head to to watch our fun little video. LET'S BE FRIENDS! Connect with me on: Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Twitter: @kara1to1 Facebook:   @karamayerrobinson YouTube:   Really Famous # WATCH Yeardley & me recording a video. (Subscribe now to my YouTube channel!)  # SEE pictures of Yeardley Smith & me behind-the-scenes!  # Donate $1 or $3 or $10 to Really Famous and get a shout-out from me on the show: or # JOIN MY (FREE!) SPECIAL INSIDERS GROUP   # I want to interview ... YOU! (Or someone you know.) Want to do something spectacular for someone in your life? Give them an episode of Really Famous (for their own private collection...or yours!). I'll interview anyone you like -- your family member, friend, colleague, you -- and package it as a podcast episode. It won't air on Really Famous, but you'll have a major keepsake -- forever. Get started here:  # Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson. Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons
We are celebrating 3 years of Frank Buckley Interviews! In this episode, we look back at three of the the many legends who were featured on the show. Legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant reflects on his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and explains the "Mamba mentality." Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, shares what it's like portraying "America's favorite middle child." Finally, legendary rock star Gene Simmons discusses his life & career and takes us inside the formation of KISS.
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Jul 3rd, 1964
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6 hours, 54 minutes
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