She is the second child to her parents named James H.
Shawnee Smith was half of Smith and Pyle, a nation musical crew, with performing artist Missi Pyle.
She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent.
Suzanne: What was the both the best and worst, or most challenging things about making the movie? Smith, in 1987, co-starred in Summer School as the pregnant student Rhonda Altobello.
The actress appeared in the role of Meg Penny in the science fiction, horror film The Blob.