Brooke Adams

Lowest Rated: 0% At Last (2005)
Birthday: Feb 8, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of actors, Brooke Adams was once praised by the press for her supremely flexible countenance -- with expressions and demeanors to accommodate virtually any emotion or situation. Adams attended New York's High School of Performing Arts and the Institute of American Ballet, and took private acting lessons from Lee Strasberg. At age six, she made her Broadway debut in the 1954 revival of Finian's Rainbow. Eleven years later, she was cast as Burl Ives' teenaged daughter in the extremely short-lived TV sitcom O.K. Crackerby (1965-1966) on ABC.Adams then kept a low professional profile until making her adult off-Broadway bow in 1974, appearing in yet another revival, The Petrified Forest. A great future was predicted for Brooke when she starred as Abby, the romantic bone of contention between Richard Gere and Sam Shepard in Terrence Malick's critically acclaimed 1978 film, Days of Heaven. That same year, she played Elizabeth Driscoll (the Dana Wynter role) in the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, opposite Donald Sutherland, and in 1979 she was Sean Connery's ethereal leading lady in the Richard Lester-directed Cuba. Any one of those three roles could have spelled superstardom for Brooke -- had she really wanted to be a superstar. Instead, she deliberately avoided the trappings of celebritydom, preferring to measure her achievements by her own standards rather than Hollywood's. And, if that meant accepting "small" but artistically rewarding theatrical projects or teaching acting classics to emotionally disturbed children, rather than accepting a role in the latest Spielberg or Scorsese blockbuster, so be it. Brooke Adams' more notable credits during the mid- to late '80s and '90s included guest appearances on TV's Moonlighting (as single mother and David Addison Lamaze partner Terri Knowles), a role in the Broadway production The Heidi Chronicles, the narration duties for the 1994 miniseries The Fire This Time, and the role of Ione Skye's hardscrabble mother in the Allison Anders-directed Gas Food Lodging (1992). These represented high points, however, and more often than not, Adams found herself relegated to parts unworthy of her, such as the unevenly received 1985 adaptation of Kevin Wade's play Key Exchange (in which she reprised her stage role) and the histrionic TV movies Lace (1984) and Lace II (1985).In subsequent years, Adams made a greater splash on television, with guest appearances on such series programs as Wings, Monk (both opposite husband Tony Shalhoub), and Touched by an Angel. She also returned to the big screen for supporting roles in several projects, including the 1995 Baby-Sitters Club and the 2007 Griffin Dunne-directed romantic comedy The Accidental Husband.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
71% Snapshots Patty 2018
No Score Yet Guns for Hire Secretary 2015
6% The Accidental Husband Carolyn 2009
No Score Yet The Legend of Lucy Keyes Samantha Porter 2006
0% At Last Carol Singleton 2005
41% Made-Up Producer Elizabeth James Tivey 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut) Actor 2004
67% The Baby-Sitters Club Elizabeth Thomas Brewer 1995
No Score Yet Picture Windows Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Fire This Time Narrator 1994
14% My Boyfriend's Back Young Missy 1993
No Score Yet The Last Hit Anna 1993
80% Gas Food Lodging Nora 1992
No Score Yet Sometimes They Come Back Sally 1991
No Score Yet The Unborn Virginia 1991
No Score Yet Bridesmaids Pat 1989
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Actor 1988
No Score Yet Man on Fire Jane Balletto 1987
No Score Yet Lion of Africa Grace Danet 1987
50% Key Exchange Lisa 1985
67% The Stuff Girl in Stuff Commercial 1985
No Score Yet Almost You Erica Boyer 1985
No Score Yet Special People Actor 1984
No Score Yet Lace Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Innocents Abroad Julia 1984
90% The Dead Zone Sarah 1983
No Score Yet Utilities Marion Edwards 1983
No Score Yet Tell Me a Riddle Jeannie 1980
50% Cuba Alexandra Pulido 1979
No Score Yet A Man, a Woman and a Bank Stacey Bishop 1979
76% The Great Train Robbery Actor 1979
95% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Elizabeth Driscoll 1978
94% Days of Heaven Abby 1978
No Score Yet Shock Waves Rose 1977
No Score Yet James Dean Beverly 1976
No Score Yet Murder on Flight 502 Actor 1975
No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' Kitty Preston 1974

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Amazing Race 25
2014
Reality cast member
  • 2014
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Lindsay Leeman
  • 2012
90% Monk
2002-2009
Sheriff Butterfield Leigh Harrison Leigh Abigail Carlyle
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2002
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Nun
  • 1996
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1995
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • 1994
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Terri Knowles
  • 1988
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1984
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Julie
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Mitzi Margolis
  • 1976
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000

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