Phyllis Smith Net Worth
Phyllis Smith Net Worth: Phyllis Smith is an American actress who has a net worth of $7 million. Phyllis Smith was born July 20, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned full dance scholarships from Kansas University and Tulsa University and later studied ballet and tap with Marjorie Mendolia of the San Carlo Opera Company, eventually becoming a teacher herself. Smith began her career in dancing as a St. Louis Cardinals cheerleader, and was educated at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where she earned a degree in elementary education. She then became part of The St. Louis Civic Ballet and The St. Louis Dance Theater, eventually working as a professional jazz dancer under Raoul Appel. Smith later toured the country as a dancer with vaudeville burlesque shows Able's Baggy Pants Burlesque and with the Mercer Brother's show Giggles Galore as a dancer and a comic skit performer. Smith previously worked for Allison Jones casting, whose clients were various NBC shows. During a pilot testing for The Office, she impressed the executive producers so much with her line readings that they decided to create a role for her in the production's pilot. She later made her way to becoming a series regular. Phyllis Smith has also been seen on an episode of Arrested Development as Carla. In 2005, she made an appearance on the film The 40 Year Old Virgin, following this up with the romantic comedy I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. She received Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2006 and 2007 for her performance in The Office, in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In June 2008, Smith appeared with the cast of The Office on Celebrity Family Feud. In 2011, she played a supporting role in the film Bad Teacher.