Brooke Smith

Actor
A tall (5'10"), striking brunette, Brooke Smith garnered attention as the tenacious captive of a serial killer in Jonathan Demme's Oscar-winning "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) and as Sonya in Louis Malle's "Vanya on ... Read more »
Born: 05/21/1967 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Day Out of Days 2015 (Movie)

Annabel (Actor)

Interstellar 2014 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Ray Donovan 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Graceland 2013 (Tv Show)

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Labor Day 2013 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

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Playback 2012 (Movie)

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A Little Help 2011 (Movie)

Kathy Helms (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)

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Fair Game 2010 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2007 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1996, 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Weeds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heist 2006 (Tv Show)

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In Her Shoes 2005 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Melinda and Melinda 2005 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

Shooting Vegetarians 2004 (Movie)

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Six Feet Under 2004 (Tv Show)

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100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

Agent Swanson (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

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Big Apple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Series 7 2001 (Movie)

Dawn (Actor)

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

Sobbing Prisoner (Actor)

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The Broken Giant 1999 (Movie)

Rosemary (Actor)

Getting Off 1998 (Movie)

Jennifer Sharp (Actor)

Ties to Rachel 1997 (Movie)

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Kansas City 1996 (Movie)

Babe Flynn (Actor)

Trees Lounge 1996 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

Lois Garfield (Actor)

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Woman In the Moon 1994 (Movie)

Randi (Actor)

Vanya on 42nd Street 1994 (Movie)

Sonya (Actor)

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

The Night We Never Met 1993 (Movie)

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The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

1st Assistant Director (Actor)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

Catherine Martin (Actor)

See You in the Morning 1989 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

The Moderns 1988 (Movie)

Abigail (Actor)

Iron Jawed Angels (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A tall (5'10"), striking brunette, Brooke Smith garnered attention as the tenacious captive of a serial killer in Jonathan Demme's Oscar-winning "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) and as Sonya in Louis Malle's "Vanya on 42nd Street" (1994).

Relationships

Steve Lubensky Assistant Camera Operator

Husband
Married Jan. 6, 1999

Lucy Lubensky

Daughter
Adopted from Ethiopia May 2008; father, Steve Lubensky

Fanny Lubensky

Daughter
Born March 12, 2003; father, Steve Lubensky

Gene Smith

Father

Lois Smith Publicity

Mother
Born c. 1927; ran publicity firm PMK in NYC; handled Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Redford Died Oct. 7, 2012

Eric Smith

Brother

Luke Smith

Brother

Scott Smith

Brother
Died 1985

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2007

Cast in a recurring role on the Showtime series, "Weeds," as the ex-wife of Peter Scottson

2007

Had a recurring role as Dr. Kate Switzer on "Crossing Jordan"

2007

Cast opposite Kal Penn in director Mira Nair's "The Namesake," an adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri best selling novel

2006

Joined the cast of Neil LaBute's off-Broadway play "Some Girl(s)," co-starring Eric McCormack

2006

Had a recurring role as Dr. Erica Hahn in five episodes of "Grey's Anatomy's" (ABC) third season; became a regular cast member replacing Dr. Preston Burke as the hospital's head of cardiothoracics in the fourth season; character was written off just seven

2005

Starred in the Curtis Hanson directed "In Her Shoes," adapted from Jennifer Weiner's best-selling novel

2005

Cast in Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda"

2004

Played one of Claire Fisher's art teachers in the HBO series, "Six Feet Under"

2004

Cast in the TV movie "Iron Jawed Angels"

2001

Played Dawn Largato, the reigning champ of a fictional TV series in the satirical "Series 7"

1996

Appeared in "Trees Lounge"

1994

Played Sonya in "Vanya on 42nd Street"

1991

Won critical praise in "Walking the Dead" at NY's Circle Repertory Company

1990

First major film role, "The Silence of the Lambs"

1988

Made feature film debut in "The Moderns"

1988

TV acting debut, an episode of the CBS drama series "The Equalizer"

Raised in Rockland County, New York

Acted in off-off-Broadway productions after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Sang in a rock band while a high school student

Wrote, directed and starred in short feature "Sheep's Meadow"

Rehearsed production of "Uncle Vanya" directed by Andre Gregory over a four and a half year period

Bonus Trivia

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Her godfather is actor Robert Redford.

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"Brooke can literally turn on a dime emotionally. She can be in despair, then in ecstasy, then angry, in seconds. She is willing to show us the human being in all its ambiguity, strangeness and wonder. She also has an incredible sweetness and openness. And she works like a maniac." - Andre Gregory in The New York Times, Dec. 4, 1994

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"My mother sort of knows everyone in the business. She could definitely open doors for me early on. It bothers ma, I have to admit. I'm sure Jonathan [Demme] knew who my mom was. Years ago he was a publicist." - Brooke Smith in The New York Times, Dec. 4, 1994

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On Nov. 3, 2008, Smith told Entertainment Weekly that her character was being written off of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC). Smith stated that she was "really, really shocked," and suggested that network executives' discomfort with her character's lesbian relationship might be the reason for her ouster.

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