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5 Reasons Phyllis Smith Is More Awesome Than You Think

The breakout star of The Office and currently breaking our hearts as 'Sadness' in Pixar's ' Inside Out' is an all-round amazing lady. Bob Vance agrees.

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1. She is a former St. Louis Cardinals Cheerleader

2. She was a ballet dancer with The St. Louis Civic Ballet and The St. Louis Dance Theater

She also did burlesque.
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She also did burlesque.

3. The role of Phyllis in The Office was created especially for her

She was working for the casting agency for the shows production and they offered her a part.
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She was working for the casting agency for the shows production and they offered her a part.

4. She's won 2 Screen Actors Guild awards

In 2006 and 2007 for her role in The Office
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In 2006 and 2007 for her role in The Office

5. It takes a lot to outshine the comedy Big Guns

When you have a small role up against the likes of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling and Lewis Black, it's hard to not be a anything more than a background player.But Pixar has done it yet again. Smith's character 'Sadness' has struck a chord with children and adults alike. Amy may have top billing, but Phyllis is the breakout star"Life is not all a bowl of cherries. There are days when you aren't going to feel up to par. And it's healthy to see it in yourself, and to ask, 'Hey, what's going on?' " Original article here
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When you have a small role up against the likes of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling and Lewis Black, it's hard to not be a anything more than a background player.

But Pixar has done it yet again. Smith's character 'Sadness' has struck a chord with children and adults alike. Amy may have top billing, but Phyllis is the breakout star


"Life is not all a bowl of cherries. There are days when you aren't going to feel up to par. And it's healthy to see it in yourself, and to ask, 'Hey, what's going on?' "

Original article here

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