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Brooke Smith

Highest Rated:   95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Lowest Rated:   10% Bad Company (2002)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
69% To the Bone
  • Olive
2017
52% Road Hard
  • Carol
2015
34% 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
87% The Namesake
  • Sally
$13.5M 2006
75% In Her Shoes
  • Amy
$32.9M 2005
53% 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
53% Mr. Wonderful
  • Jan
1993
20% The Pickle
  • 1st Assistant Director
1993
56% The Night We Never Met
  • Catha
1993
95% The Silence of the Lambs
  • Catherine Martin
1991
44% See You in the Morning
  • Actor
1989
75% The Moderns
  • Abigail
1988
39% A Chorus Line
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Stitchers
2015
  • Dr. Naomi Burke
  • 2016
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Erica Hahn Dr. Erica Hahn
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
85% Graceland
2013-2015
  • Actor
  • 2013
83% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Frances
  • 2013
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Barbara Lynch
  • 2010
77% 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

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