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Originally read for the role of Bart when auditioning for "The Simpsons" (1989), but her voice was too high and sounded like a girl, so she lightened her voice up a little and auditioned and won the role of Lisa. Ironically, Nancy Cartwright originally read for Lisa, but was given the role of Bart. (

Her name is pronounced "Yard-lee". (

Is only one of two actresses (the other being Marcia Wallace) on "The Simpsons" (1989) to regularly play only one character. All of the other actors play ten or more characters. (

Of the core 6 Simpsons performers, Yeardley is the youngest. (

Her father, J.Y. Smith, who died in 2006, was a longtime obituary writer for The Washington Post. (

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