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Jack Smart

Jack was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. A proud graduate of Punahou School, he went on to New York to study dramaturgy and writing at Vassar College, see countless Broadway shows, and become a self-taught pop culture journalist.
Selected as a National Critic Fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in 2014, he joined the actor’s trade publication Backstage, where he produced and hosted the publication’s premier interview podcast “In the Envelope” and created a vertical covering the Emmys and Oscars as Awards Editor.
Jack now lives in Los Angeles and covers all things Hollywood as the Senior Film Writer at The A.V. Club, and is a voting member of Film Independent’s Spirit Awards and the The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA).

He enjoys long walks on the beach, carries around a tote bag featuring Meryl Streep’s face every day, and is a passionate advocate for diverse and inclusive representation in media.

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