Amy Smart is an American actress best known for her roles in the movies Varsity Blues (1999), Road Trip (2000) and The Butterfly Effect (2004); as well as for her recurring role as Ruby in the second and third seasons of the television series Felicity.
Smart had a very minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards).
In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues. Also, Smart appeared in the series Felicity, as a girlfriend of Scott Foley's character.
She subsequently appeared in a number of films catering to a teenage audience, many of which were successful, including Road Trip (2000) and The Butterfly Effect (2004).
In 2002, she was ranked #27 in Stuff magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" and in 2004, she was nominated for "Best Kiss" at the MTV Movie Awards for her role in Starsky & Hutch.
In 2005, Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy film Just Friends, which had a total domestic box office gross of $32-million and a total worldwide box office of $46.7-million.
She also had a small role in American sitcom Scrubs, playing the wife of a coma patient, and was nicknamed TCW (Tasty Coma Wife) by JD and his friends. JD had a short relationship with her following the death of her husband.
On September 1, 2006, Crank was released, in which she plays the girlfriend of the lead character, Chev (played by Jason Statham).
Smart was a regular cast member in the television series Smith, which was cancelled in the US after only three episodes had aired. All seven episodes that were made were aired in South Africa, on DStv's actionX channel.
Smart also voiced some of the characters in the series Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green.