My husband and I finally saw I, Tonya last weekend (for my birthday). It was every bit as good as we expected it to be, but of course the most exciting part for us seeing our two daughters on the big screen in the theater. Our youngest, Maizie, was the 3 year old Tonya Harding. It was shot a year ago so she has certainly grown soooo much and it was sooooo sweet to see that little Maizie that no longer exists up on the screen. She's a big girl now and I'm so glad we have that little time capsule of her when she was barely four years old. The film itself is a big hit and I hope everyone will go see it and enjoy.

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January 28, 2018

This week was another fun national commercial shoot. Even more fun was that 1. my entire family is in it with me and 2. it shot in my actual livingroom! Possibly the most exciting part of the whole process was seeing an entire crew transform our livingroom and then tear it all down lightning fast. I love seeing the teamwork of a crew and how fast they can all do their respective jobs. My husband and daughters were extras in the shoot and they were great! The director (Jordan Debree) was so kind and quite complimentary towards our girls. We're like all parents in that we love to hear great things about our children. They are both certainly cut out for this if they want to do more of it. The spot is for Wish.com, an online shopping site, and I suppose will be airing soon.

This week was another fun national commercial shoot. Even more fun was that 1. my entire family is in it with me and 2. it shot in my actual livingroom! Possibly the most exciting part of the whole process was seeing an entire crew transform our livingroom and then tear it all down lightning fast. I love seeing the teamwork of a crew and how fast they can all do their respective jobs. My husband and daughters were extras in the shoot and they were great! The director (Jordan Debree) was so kind and quite complimentary towards our girls. We're like all parents in that we love to hear great things about our children. They are both certainly cut out for this if they want to do more of it. The spot is for Wish.com, an online shopping site, and I suppose will be airing soon.

This week was another fun national commercial shoot. Even more fun was that 1. my entire family is in it with me and 2. it shot in my actual livingroom! Possibly the most exciting part of the whole process was seeing an entire crew transform our livingroom and then tear it all down lightning fast. I love seeing the teamwork of a crew and how fast they can all do their respective jobs. My husband and daughters were extras in the shoot and they were great! The director (Jordan Debree) was so kind and quite complimentary towards our girls. We're like all parents in that we love to hear great things about our children. They are both certainly cut out for this if they want to do more of it. The spot is for Wish.com, an online shopping site, and I suppose will be airing soon.

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January 28, 2018

Currently the Smith household is awaiting the opening of a movie called I, Tonya. This is a throwback for us parents because we well remember the scandal that rocked the ice skating world. And the film itself is a black comedy, which is my favorite genre. I think it's going to be wonderful. But those are not the reasons we are looking forward to seeing the film---we are proud parents. Our two daughters appear in the film, one as background (she made the trailer) and the other as Tonya Harding at 3 years old. In January, we heard the film was looking for a blonde, blue-eyed three year old who could ice skate. I'm pretty sure our little Maizie was the only one who fit that bill for miles around. But she did a fabulous job. We've known since she was not quite two years old that she has the necessary skills for this type of thing and she got to prove it on the set of I, Tonya, working with the amazing Allison Janney!

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November 16, 2017

I took about a year and a half off from serious auditioning. So when I decided to "come back for the summer," I anticipated only having some fun, getting back in the saddle, etc. I did not expect to book my first audition back! It was a pretty heavy improv audition, which I love, so I was even more surprised to get to the fitting and find out I would only be a sliver of the final product. But that didn't matter because that sliver would involve one of my favorite times of the year--College Football Season! The commercial I shot in June was for The Home Depot/ESPN Game Day and my sliver was with former Georgia player and current Game Day talent, David Pollack--the best this Georgia fan could have hoped for. It's been fun to see the spot while I watch Game Day on Saturday mornings this fall.

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November 16, 2017

Okay, so I've already posted about IBgard and the commercial.  I knew I had done some print stills, but I didn't know one would end up in People magazine. A Facebook friend found it and posted it, asking if it was me. And sure enough, it was! It's a full page ad. Since People magazine is one of my favorites (it's my Go To for any trip), it is exciting to be in one, even if for an ad.

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May 28, 2017