Shawnee Smith has consistently put her versatile talents to use in the film, television, theatrical and musical arenas with much success. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award-winning television show, which is now strong in syndication, and a variety of memorable roles in hit feature films. She also toured America and the U.K. fronting a 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 (1982). 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 (1985) (TV). 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 (1988) for Columbia Pictures, in the hit comedy Summer School (1987) for Paramount Pictures and in Who's Harry Crumb? (1989), also for Columbia Pictures. Those roles would be followed by appearances in such highly-acclaimed films as Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Armageddon (1998), Desperate Hours (1990) and Breakfast of Champions (1999).Shawnee's television credits are equally as impressive, with a list that includes a regular role on the hit CBS comedy "Becker" (1998) as well as series regular roles on "The Tom Show" (1997) and "Arsenio" (1997). She appeared in the CBS television movies Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1997) (TV), I Saw What You Did (1988) (TV) and Face of Evil (1996) (TV), as well as the miniseries "The Stand" (1994) and "The Shining" (1997). Her recent film projects include The Almost Guys (2004), Saw (2004), a gritty, taut and terrifying film and the sequel Saw II (2005).Satisfied with pushing the extremes in her critically-acclaimed punk/metal band "Fydolla Ho", Shawnee is working on her first solo record with Queens of the Stone Age producer Chris Goss. She still gets recognized by fans as Meg Penny from The Blob (1988) and loves it.Smith has three children; a daughter named Verve, born in 1999, from her marriage to photographer Jason Reposar and a son named Jakson, born on December 12, 2005, from her brief marriage to musician Kai Mattoon. She gave birth to her third child, a boy, in March 2010.Appeared in two films directed by Michael Bay, Armageddon (1998) and The Island (2005), both of which she acts in only one scene alongside Steve Buscemi as his love interest.She was writer/director James Wan's first choice to play the role of Amanda in the film Saw (2004). He was motivated by a crush he had on her since the age of 14. Fellow Saw alums Darren Lynn Bousman and Leigh Whannell have also made their crushes known during the DVD commentaries.Can claim "military brat-hood" thanks to her father Jim, an Air Force officer. At the age of 16 she played an Air Force brat in the film Iron Eagle (1986).Was 4 months pregnant with her son Jakson during the filming of Saw II (2005).Is a triathlete.Was pregnant with her daughter, Verve, throughout the first season of "Becker" (1998).Hates horror films and has repeatedly admitted to being scared of her own movies.Originally turned down the role of "Amanda Young" in Saw (2004) because it was upsetting her. She was offered the role a second time and accepted after seeing the original short film by James Wan and Leigh Whannell.She is part of a desert-country rock band called Smith and Pyle with actress Missi Pyle. They digitally released their debut album, It's OK to be Happy, in July 2008. The band plays shows consistently in California along with performing at conventions for fans.Has shared the screen with actor Barry Flatman twice; in the television movie Easy Prey (1986) (TV) and in Saw III (2006).She was nominated for a Spike TV Scream Award in the "Most Vile Villain" category alongside her Saw IV (2007) costar Tobin Bell in 2007.Formed her punk-rock band "Fydolla Ho" with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Skindred vocalist Benji Webbe as a small recording project. The band went on to release a full album, along with two EPs, and tour the United States and United Kingdom before officially splitting in 2004.Good friends with Tammy Lauren, with whom she co-starred in the movies, Crime of Innocence (1985) (TV) and I Saw What You Did (1988) (TV).She home schools her children.