Shawnee Rebecca Smith (born July 3, 1969) is an American film and television actress and singer. Shawnee Smith has made a name for herself in the movie industry as a go-to actress for horror productions. She is a working actress with at least seventy productions (movies & television) to her name and still has managed to find the time to have three children. She is most well known for her role in the Saw franchise as Amanda. She portrayed Julie Lawry in The Stand (1994) and had a small role as a waitress in The Shining (1997).
Along with acting, Shawnee is also a musician; she plays the guitar, piano, drums, and sings. She contributed to the soundtrack of Saw III with vocals on Hydrovibe's song "Killer Inside" and to the soundtrack for Catacombs as a solo vocalist with the song "Please Myself." Her voice was also featured in the film Carnival of Souls where her character Sandra performed a jazz song titled "I Fear". Smith fronted the punk/metal band Fydolla Ho (pronounced like Five-Dollar Hoe) in the early 2000s. She balanced the band with being a regular cast member on the CBS television sitcom Becker. The band officially ended in 2004.
She was part of a country music group with actress Missi Pyle called Smith & Pyle. The band started after Smith invited Pyle to join her in attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The duo formed a band. Their first album, "It's OK to Be Happy", was released digitally through iTunes]] and Amazon.com in July 2008. The debut album was recorded in Joshua Tree, California and produced by Chris Goss. Smith and Pyle became business partners and formed their own record label, called Urban Prairie Records. The two disbanded in 2011 before a second album was completed.