Smith once fronted the rock band Fydolla Ho, with which she toured the US and the UK.
She was half of Smith & Pyle, a desert country-rock band, with actress Missi Pyle.
The following year, she co-starred in the remake of Michael Cimino's thriller The Desperate Hours.
She then took a three-year break from acting in the early 1990s primarily because she had outgrown teenage roles and had a hard time finding work.
In 1987, Smith co-starred in Summer School as pregnant student Rhonda Altobello.
The following year, she starred in a 1988 remake of the Steve Mc Queen classic The Blob.
with Children, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, Players, and Law & Order: Los Angeles.
She made several guest appearances on such television shows as Cagney & Lacey, Married...
She finally landed a small role in the film Leaving Las Vegas and has had steady work ever since.
Smith's best-known television role was as Linda in Becker.
Smith played a rich teen who helps John Candy locate her kidnapped sister in 1989's Who's Harry Crumb?
That same year, she co-starred with Jennie Garth and Barbara Eden in the short-lived TV series Brand New Life.