Amy Smart is an American former model and actress. Born and brought up in California, USA, she started her modelling career in Italy. She made her acting debut in the year 1996 with the TV film ‘Her Costly Affair’. From there to starring in a minor role in the film ‘Starship Troopers’, she struggled very hard. It was a hard time for her to transition from modelling to acting as the models weren’t usually considered to be good actors and were mostly given smaller and inconsequential parts. But somehow, Amy refused to give up and transitioned to bigger roles eventually, starting with the series ‘The 70’s’ and the film ‘Varsity Blues’. She then ventured into the leading roles with the 2005’s romantic comedy film ‘Just Friends’, which also starred Ryan Reynolds. The film was a major box office success and Amy had finally found the recognition that she was trying for for more than a decade. She went on doing some major films, such as the ‘Crank’ series opposite Jason Statham and the series ‘Shameless’, where she played a well loved recurring character.