Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (born April 7, 1971), sometimes credited as Jennifer Schwalbach, is an American actress, former reporter for USA Today, and the wife of film director Kevin Smith.
Schwalbach married Kevin Smith on April 25, 1999. She became involved with Smith after interviewing him for USA Today regarding rumors that he was the true author of Good Will Hunting. They have a daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, named after The Joker's sidekick from Batman: the Animated Series, Harley Quinn. Schwalbach lives in Los Angeles with Smith, their daughter, and her parents.
According to his commentary for the DVD release of the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, he was looking for someone to play Missy, one of the female diamond robbers. Schwalbach asked to play the role and he decided to give her a chance. Harley also appeared at the beginning of the film as baby Silent Bob.
Schwalbach went on to make cameos in other Smith-related productions such as Jersey Girl (in which Harley also appeared), and an episode of the Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation in which Smith appeared ("Goin' Down the Road: Part 1"). She appeared in that episode though according to Kevin Smith she refuses to watch the show on TV and can't understand why he watches it. She also played a hooker in the 2002 film Now You Know.
In January 2004, Schwalbach Smith appeared partially nude, with a Superman look-alike, for Playboy magazine, in a photograph taken by her husband.
Her lone directorial credit is as co-director with Malcolm Ingram for Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party, an extensive 3+ hour documentary on the making of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The film was shown at Vulgarthon 2005 in Los Angeles, a private film festival hosted by Kevin Smith, and was shown again at Vulgarthon 2006 in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Two of her most recent film appearances were in 2006's Clerks II in which she played protagonist Dante Hicks' fiancée, Emma Bunting; and a minor role in Smith's new film Zack and Miri Make A Porno.
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