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Phyllis Smith (born July 10, 1951) is an American film and television actress who is best known for playing Phyllis Vance on The Office.
Smith was born in Lemay, Missouri, outside St. Louis. In the 1970s and 1980s, she worked as a dancer, a cheerleader for the old St. Louis football Cardinals, and a burlesque performer ("No stripping, but I did wear feathers," says Smith). She was forced to quit dancing after suffering a knee injury. Smith later worked in Hollywood as an actress and in casting; she was working as a casting associate on The Office when she was offered the role of Phyllis, a character created specifically for her.
On June 24, 2008, Smith appeared with the cast of The Office on Celebrity Family Feud.
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Phyllis Smith (born July 10, 1951) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Phyllis Vance in The Office and her voice role as Sadness in the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out.
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