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Amy Smart’s 5 Most Memorable Roles

Catch Amy Smart on a brand new Maron Wednesday at 9P

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Amy Smart is one of those actors who has been in pretty much everything. Comedies, dramas, ’90s teen movie classics…she’s done them all. With Amy’s role as Dave Anthony’s new slap-happy wife on Maron, we thought we’d look back at some of her best roles.

5. Crank, Eve

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Lionsgate

Starring in this high-octane blockbuster as Eve, a saucy stripper who would do anything to keep her ex-boyfriend (Jason Statham) alive, Smart kicked ass by tapping some. Statham’s hunky hitman gets injected with a drug that will kill him if his adrenaline drops, and Smart had to do what any self-respecting ex-girlfriend would: have sex with him in the middle of a crowded street to keep the juices pumping. With that ferociously fearless performance, Smart and Statham tag teamed one of the more memorable sex scenes in movie history. (Click here to see all airings of the Crank movies this month on IFC.)


4. Just Friends, Jamie Palamino

Just Friends
Lionsgate

Smart is perfectly cast here as that girl from high school you could never get over. Fleshing out a fully formed character from the typical “girlfriend” part, Smart makes Jamie Palamino someone we all want to be more than “just friends” with. A silly comedy with a plethora of broad performances, Smart’s grounded acting gives this movie some heart.


3. The Butterfly Effect, Kayleigh Miller

Butterfly Effect
New Line Cinema

You don’t tend to think of Ashton Kutcher vehicles as a chance to really show your range, but Smart got one of the best parts of her career in this mind bending sci-fi thriller, as a girl whose life is constantly being rewritten by the time traveling shenanigans of the former That ’70s Show cast member. From a small town girl with a dark secret to the ultimate sorority sister to a drug addicted prostitute looking to end it all, Smart brings a depth and believability to each incarnation of Kayleigh Miller, a girl who proves that if you love someone, sometimes you have to set them free.


2. Justified, Alison Brander

Justified
Sony Pictures Television

Justified may get overlooked when talking about the recent Golden Age of Television, but pound for pound, it was one of the most gripping series of the last decade. Smart, thankfully, got a season to strut her stuff, playing a tough-as-nail social worker who could go toe-to-toe with Timothy Olyphant’s U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. Instead of immediately being won over by his cavalier charm, Smart’s Alison Brander made him work for it, creating one of the great romances of the show’s history. A natural in the world of Elmore Leonard, Smart showed she could play a tough-talking, down home girl with the best of them.


Tie: 1. Road Trip and Varsity Blues, Beth Wagner and Julie Harbor

Amy Smart Road Trip
DreamWorks Pictures

Ms. Smart first got noticed in this pair of teen flicks, as sassy girlfriends who were far cooler than the dopes they dated.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…