Jean Elizabeth Smart is an American film, television and stage actress. She starred from 1986 to 1991 as Charlene Frazier Stillfield in the CBS sitcom Designing Women, before going on to win two Emmy Awards for her role as Lana Gardener in the NBC sitcom Frasier, and a third Emmy for playing Regina Newley in ABC's Samantha Who?.\nSmart began her career in regional theatre in Seattle and played Lady Macbeth at the Pittsburgh theatre in 1980. She made her Broadway debut in the 1981 production of Piaf, playing Marlene Dietrich. The same year, she received a Drama Desk Award nomination for the Off-Broadway play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove. In 1992, she played the title role in the TV movie Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story. In 2000, she starred in the Broadway revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play. Her other TV roles include Sherry Regan in The District, Martha Logan in 24, and Roseanna Remmick in Harry's Law. Her film appearances include The Brady Bunch Movie, The Odd Couple II, Sweet Home Alabama and Bringing Down the House.