Jean Smart

Quick Facts

Date of Birth September 13, 1951
Age 71 Years, 0 Months, 17 Days
Place of Birth Seattle
Country United States
Profession TV Actress
Horoscope Virgo

Every woman fantasizes about having a loving husband and a happy family. Actress Jean Elizabeth Smart is living happily with her husband and two children, fulfilling her dream.

Jean Smart, star of Designing Women, not only has a successful professional career, but she also has a happy marriage. In a 2010 interview, the 65-year-old actress also casually discussed children and adoption. Her married life, as well as her thoughts on her two children, makes for an interesting read.

 How much is the net worth of Jean Smart?

American actress Jean Smart has a net worth of  $10 million dollar. She is perhaps best recognized for her work as Charlene Frazier Stillfield, the lead character, on the CBS sitcom “Designing Women,” which ran from 1986 to 1991. For her work on the popular television show “Frasier,” Smart later won two Emmy Awards. Undue Influence, Sweet Home Alabama, Bringing Down The House, Garden State, and The District are some of her more well-known TV and film roles. She has acted in the Emmy-nominated comedy “Hacks” on HBO Max since 2021.

Body Measurement: Height and Weight

Talking about her body measurement, Smart has a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m). Additionally, she weighs around 58 kg. She has a body measurement of 37-28-37 inches (94-71-94 cm). Furthermore, her hair color is blonde and her eye color is blue.

Does Richard Gilliland is Jean Smart’s husband?

Jean and Richard met on the set of “Designing Women,” where they both worked. Jean played Charlene Frazier, while Richard took on the role of J.D. Shackelford. Delta Brooke, their fellow actor who played Suzanne Sugarbaker in the show, worked as cupid, which was exciting. The actress set up a meeting between the two single actors, and they hit it off right away.

Jean Smart with her husband, Richard Gilliland (Photo: Gettyimages)

The couple began dating in 1986 and married in June 1987 after a year of dating. It was interesting to note that both people were married for the second time. Richard was previously married for nine years to Lindsay Harrison. Jean, on the other hand, had been married to her boyfriend in she was in her twenties.

Despite the fact that she divorced her first husband, she remained close to him. Her ex-husband, however, was tragically killed in a car accident. Moving on to their history, Jean and Richard bonded over their shared experiences, which led to their eternal union; 31 years of marriage.

She Recently Lost Her Husband Richard Gilliland

On March 18, 2021, the 69-year-old actress lost her 71-year-old actor husband Richard Gilliland. According to a press release, Gilliland had a “brief illness” before passing away in Los Angeles.

The husband of Smart began his career at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago after being born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1950. He was chosen for a recurring part as baseball talent scout J.D. in 1986. Regarding Designing Women, Shackelford

And it was at that time that Smart and Gilliland fell in love and later wed. In 1987, they got married. In an interview with Northwest Prime Time from 2017, Smart stated, “I met him when he was kissing someone else.” She added that she enquired about Gilliland’s status with a fellow cast member named Delta Burke.

Smart and Her Husband Gilliland Shared Two Children

On October 25, 1989, the couple welcomed their first child together and were blessed with a small bundle of joy. Son Connor Douglas Gilliland was born to them.

He was raised by Smart and Gilliland away from the spotlight. That explains why there is so little information about him in the media. But in May 2009, his parents brought Bonnie Kathleen, a daughter, home from China, and he became a big brother.

The 10-month-old baby girl, who was reportedly born sometime in 2008, was brought home by all three of them after they journeyed to East Asia.


Throughout her career, American actress Jean Smart has appeared in over a dozen films. She’s been active since 1979 and has amassed enormous fame and fortune. Piaf, Designing Women, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Frasier, and Samantha Who? are among her most well-known roles.

However, as she gets older, the 67-year-old actress is confronted with a problem that many others have faced before her. In the latter part of her career, she has made fewer appearances in films and on television.

In an April 2018 interview with Vox, she discussed the issue of ageism in Hollywood, revealing that women do face the issue of being overlooked once they reach a certain age.

“For whatever reason, we find things attractive in men as they get older, and we find things attractive in women as they get younger. As a result, our entertainment will naturally reflect this.”

The actress, on the other hand, has been relatively quiet.

I’ve in comparison to other aging actresses who have worked in films. Jean will star alongside actor Josh Henderson in the the Hallmark Christmas film Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas. The film was released on December 15, 2018.