Brooke Smith

Lowest Rated: 10% Bad Company (2002)
Birthday: May 22, 1967
Birthplace: Not Available
The actress whose convincing portrayal of one of Buffalo Bill's potential victims in The Silence of the Lambs had audiences squirming in their seats, Brooke Smith has subsequently built an enduring career with memorable roles in such efforts as Robert Altman's Kansas City (1996) and the searing reality television satire Series 7: The Contenders (2001). Born the daughter of renowned publicist Lois Smith and raised in New York City, Brooke was immersed in show business from the moment she left the womb. A graduate of Tappan Zee High School, Smith is also a professional journalist whose published interviews with such stars as Ed Harris and Steve Buscemi have earned her kudos in the world of entertainment journalism. Smith made her film debut in the 1988 drama The Moderns, and it was only three short years later that her breakthrough role in The Silence of the Lambs would launch a successful career working with some of the most respected names in the business. Directed by everyone from Louis Malle (Vanya on 42nd Street) to Sydney Pollack (Random Hearts), Smith can usually be spotted in minor, albeit sometimes pivotal supporting roles that always serve to elevate any project in which she appears. In 2001 Smith took the lead, to memorable effect, in 2001's Series 7: The Contenders. A film that took the concept of reality television to the next level, Series 7 found Smith cast as an expectant mother who becomes a participant in a deadly television series in which participants are expected to kill or be killed. Smith's performance as the ice-cold participant who seems to derive pleasure from tormenting her opponents gave the film a disturbing edge that left audiences chilled to the core. Subsequently appearing in the Coen brothers' The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) and Joel Schumacher's big-budget action opus Bad Company, it seemed that Smith might finally be on her way to becoming a recognizable figure in the world of film.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
70% To the Bone Olive 2017
50% Road Hard Carol 2015
35% Labor Day Evelyn $13.4M 2014
41% A Little Help Kathy Helms $86.3K 2011
79% Fair Game Diana $9.6M 2010
No Score Yet Remembering Sex, (Getting Off) Actor 2008
86% The Namesake Sally $13.5M 2006
75% In Her Shoes Amy $32.9M 2005
52% Melinda and Melinda Cassie $3.8M 2005
No Score Yet Shooting Vegetarians The Chicken Man 2005
No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels Mabel Vernon 2003
10% Bad Company Swanson $30.2M 2002
81% The Man Who Wasn't There Sobbing Prisoner $7.5M 2001
70% Series 7: The Contenders Dawn Lagarto 2001
15% Random Hearts Sarah 1999
No Score Yet Getting Off Jennifer Sharp 1998
81% Trees Lounge Tina 1996
63% Kansas City Babe Flynn 1996
No Score Yet The Broken Giant Rosemary 1996
64% Last Summer in the Hamptons Lois 1995
89% Vanya on 42nd Street Sonya 1995
52% Mr. Wonderful Jan 1993
20% The Pickle 1st Assistant Director 1993
56% The Night We Never Met Catha 1993
96% The Silence of the Lambs Catherine Martin 1991
50% See You in the Morning Actor 1989
78% The Moderns Abigail 1988
40% A Chorus Line Actor 1985

TV

CREDIT
58% The Crossing
2018
Diana.
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
2017
Sybil Meeks
  • 2018
No Score Yet Stitchers
2015-2017
Dr. Naomi Burke
  • 2016
  • 2015
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Erica Hahn Dr. Erica Hahn
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
72% Ray Donovan
2013
Frances
  • 2014
  • 2013
86% Graceland
2013-2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Barbara Lynch
  • 2010
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Kate Dr. Kate Switzer Kate Switzer
  • 2007
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Valerie
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Lois Kurland Margot Bell
  • 2005
  • 1996
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Tessa Rankin
  • 2002
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Josephine Pitt
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
  • 1999
  • 1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Tonya
  • 1997

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