Amy Smart is an American television and film actress and former fashion model. Amy Smart was born in Topanga, California, the daughter of Judy, a museum worker, and John, a salesman.
Inspired by her friend Vinessa Shaw, Amy Smart studied ballet for ten years and enrolled in acting classes when she was sixteen, but began her career as a fashion model, working in Italy, France, Mexico, and Tahiti.
She was a speaker for the Heal the Bay organization; she has also worked with the Humane Society and the Environmental Media Association, and was named one of Women with Organic Style of 2004. Amy Smart is dating actor Branden Williams, with whom she has been involved for more than 15 years.