• After 30 years playing TV's most famous 8-year-old, the voice behind Lisa Simpson reflects on fame, thwarted career goals, and why she hid her "Simpsons" Emmy in a closet for almost a decade

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Yeardley Smith has spent 30 years as the voice of Lisa in "The Simpsons."
    She spoke about her career in an episode of Business Insider's podcast "This Is Success."
    Smith says she kept her voice-acting Emmy from 1992 in her closet for nine years because the role was never part of her career plan.
    She explained how it's taken her three decades to realize you can't be truly successful if you cannot be proud of and appreciate your work, even when you expected to be doing something else.
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