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J. Smith-Cameron stars in Sundance Channel's drama series "Rectify." She also recurs in HBO's "True Blood" as Melinda Mickens.

J. Smith-Cameron is best known for her work in the theater. She starred in the lead role of Alexa Vere der Dever in an off-Broadway production of "As Bees in Honey Drown," for which she received an Obie Award and was nominated for both an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award. At the Manhattan Theatre Club she played the lead role of Catherine in "Memory of Water." She was a Tony nominee as Best Featured Actress for her work in "Our Country's Good." She also earned an Outer Critics Circle Award as a member of the ensemble in "Lend Me a Tenor."

Among her other Broadway appearances are "The Play's the Thing" and "The Real Inspector Hound" for director Gloria Muzio, as well as "Wild Honey" and "Crimes of the Heart." She also received a Drama Desk nomination as Best Featured Actress for "The Naked Truth" at the WPA Theatre.

Smith-Cameron's feature film credits include "In and Out," "Harriet the Spy," "The Proprietor," "Sabrina," "Mighty Aphrodite," "Jeffrey," and "84 Charring Cross Road." She has guest starred on numerous television series including "Spin City," "Homicide" and "Law & Order."

She is married to is married to playwright and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan.

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Full Name / Real Name: Jean Smith
Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Husband: Kenneth Lonergan

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