- Apr. 1, 2014 - ST. LOUIS --
Phyllis Smith (http://www.imdb.com/
, native St. Louisan known for her role in NBC’s hit series “The Office,” will take a break from Hollywood to return home and serve as a Finals judge at the 4th
Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition (http://www.foxpacf.org/
. This is the 3rd
year that Smith will be one of the judges critiquing the final 12 acts competing for scholarships and prizes at this FREE Broadway-style event at The Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, April 4th
, 8:00 PM.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Smith got her start in the entertainment industry working for casting agencies with clients such as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Arrested Development."
While casting the pilot for "The Office," the show's executive producers were so impressed with her readings that they created the iconic role of “Phyllis Lapin” for her. Her additional acting credits include the box office comedy hit "The 40 Year-Old Virgin," "Bad Teacher," the upcoming Pixar film “Inside Out” and she has most recently been seen in the People’s Choice Award winning comedy on ABC, “Trophy Wife.”
Smith, a former St. Louis Cardinals cheerleader, received full scholarships in dance from Kansas University and Tulsa University. She was also a ballet dancer with the St. Louis Civic Ballet and the St. Louis Dance Theater as well as a professional jazz dancer under Raoul Appel. Smith’
s extensive performing arts background, along with her years of professional casting experience, make her a perfect addition to our already impressive list of judges (complete list available on their website
The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (http://www.foxpacf.org/
) (FPACF) produces this event to showcase the St. Louis region’s most talented teens in the performing arts. Tickets for this FREE family event are available at The Fox box office and through Metrotix (http://ev6.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?t...
By the way, Phyllis went to Cleveland High School, because we know you want to know!Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation fosters, promotes, and encourages young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances.