Brooke Smith (actress)
May 22, 1967|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Steve Lubensky (m. 1999)|
Brooke Smith (born May 22, 1967) is an American actress, known for her role as Dr. Erica Hahn on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, and for her role as Catherine Martin in the 1991 horror film The Silence of the Lambs. Smith portrayed Sheriff Jane Greene on the A&E horror series Bates Motel.
Smith was born in New York City. Her father, Eugene "Gene" Smith, worked as a publisher, and her mother, publicist Lois Eileen Smith (née Wollenweber), had worked with Robert Redford and other actors and directors.
Smith has appeared in numerous films, including The Moderns (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Night We Never Met (1993), Mr. Wonderful (1993), Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995), Trees Lounge (1996), Kansas City (1996), The Broken Giant (1998), Random Hearts (1999), Series 7: The Contenders (2001), Bad Company (2002), Melinda and Melinda (2004), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), Shooting Vegetarians (2005), In Her Shoes (2005), The Namesake (2006), and Interstellar (2014).
She appeared as a guest star on the sixth season of Crossing Jordan as Dr. Kate Switzer, as one of Claire Fisher's art teachers on Six Feet Under, and on Weeds as the ex-wife of Peter Scottson, the late husband of main character Nancy Botwin.
Smith originated the role of Andrea in the pilot of the ABC drama series Dirty Sexy Money, but was replaced by Sheryl Lee after becoming a series regular on Grey's Anatomy. On November 3, 2008, Smith told Entertainment Weekly that her character was being written out of Grey's Anatomy, stating that she was "really, really shocked," and suggested that network executives' discomfort with her character's lesbian relationship might be the reason for her ousting. However, Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator, said that Smith was dismissed from the series because the writers did not find that the "magic and chemistry" that Smith's character had with Sara Ramirez's character, Callie Torres, would sustain in the long run.
Smith has also had roles on Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, Criminal Minds and The Hunger. In 2012, Smith also appeared in an episode of the second season of the FX TV series American Horror Story. In 2015, she appeared as Frances Simpson on the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan.
As of spring 2017, Smith is appearing in the recurring role of Sheriff Jane Greene in the fifth and final season of A&E's scripted thriller series Bates Motel, opposite series stars Vera Farmiga--already-dead Norma Bates--who is a figment of the imagination of her mentally ill and murderous son Norman (Freddie Highmore). Bates Motel is a prequel series homage to director Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror classic Psycho, which starred Tony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
Smith married Russian cinematographer Steve Lubensky on January 6, 1999. Their daughter, Fanny Grace Lubensky, was born on March 12, 2003 in New York City. In May 2008, the couple adopted a baby girl, Lucy Dinknesh Lubensky, from Ethiopia. The family lives in New York's Upper West Side, and in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles.
On August 27, 2008, Smith spoke at an "Open the Debates" rally in Denver, Colorado, opposing the Commission on Presidential Debates exclusion of third party candidates from the nationally televised Presidential debates, and in support of Independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
|1991||The Silence of the Lambs||Catherine Martin|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Catha|
|1994||Vanya on 42nd Street||Sonya||3rd Place—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress|
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
3rd Place—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
|1995||Last Summer in the Hamptons||Lois Garfield|
|1996||Kansas City||Babe Flynn|
|1998||The Broken Giant||Rosemary Smith|
|1998||Remembering Sex||Jennifer Sharp|
|2001||Series 7: The Contenders||Dawn Lagarto|
|2001||The Man Who Wasn't There||Sobbing Prisoner|
|2002||For Earth Below||Dede|
|2002||Bad Company||Officer Swanson|
|2004||Melinda and Melinda||Cassie|
|2004||Iron Jawed Angels||Mabel Vernon|
|2005||Shooting Vegetarians||The Chicken Man|
|2005||In Her Shoes||Amy|
|2010||A Little Help||Kathy Helms|
|2010||The Aspern Papers||Tita Bordereau|
|2017||To the Bone||Olive|
|2017||The Angry River||Katherine Alsea||Short film|
|1988||The Equalizer||Risa||Episode: "A Dance on the Dark Side"|
|1996–2005||Law & Order||Margot Bell||2 episodes|
|1997||The Larry Sanders Show||Tonya Bailey||Episode: "Make a Wish"|
|1999||Homicide: Life on the Street||Josephine Pitt||Episode: "Truth Will Out"|
|1998–99||The Hunger||Lee Cooper||2 episodes|
|2001||Big Apple||Lois Mooney||3 episodes|
|2001||100 Centre Street||Lynn Hoffman||Episode: "Bottlecaps"|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Tessa Rankin||Episode: "Phantom"|
|2004||Six Feet Under||Carolyn Pope||3 episodes|
|2007||Crossing Jordan||Dr. Kate Switzer||13 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order||Ms. Kurland||Episode: "Captive"|
|2007||Dirty Sexy Money||Andrea Smithson||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007||Weeds||Valerie Scottson||4 episodes|
|2006–08||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Erica Hahn||25 episodes|
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2010||Criminal Minds||Barbara Lynch||Episode: "Mosley Lane"|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Delia Wilson||3 episodes|
|2012||American Horror Story: Asylum||Dr. Gardner||Episode: "The Coat Hanger"|
|2013||Graceland||Marianne O'Connor||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2013–15||Ray Donovan||Frances Simpson||13 episodes|
|2016||Nashville||Jackie Hudson||Episode: "It's Sure Gonna Hurt"|
|2016||Stitchers||Dr. Naomi Burke||Episode: "The Two Deaths of Jamie B."|
|2017||Hand of God||Lesley Levay||Episode: "I See That Now"|
|2017||Bosch||Captain Ellen Lewis||5 episodes|
|2017||Bates Motel||Sheriff Jane Greene||6 episodes|
|2018||Supergirl||Jacqueline Nimball||Episode: "Schott Through the Heart"|
|2018||The Crossing||Diana||3 episodes|
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- "Mormon News for WE 10 January 1999: Liz Smith: Wedding Belles". Mormonstoday.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- Sicha, Choire (2007-10-28). "Dr. Hahn, you are wanted in surgery". LAtimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- "Fanny Grace Lubensky". Variety. 2003-05-06. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- Ingrassia, Lisa (2008-05-16). "Grey's Anatomy's Brooke Smith Adopts Baby Girl". People.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- Sheehan, Mike (August 28, 2008). "Meet Satan's towel boy, Ralph Nader, and other famous rabblerousers in a call for open debates". ScholarsandRogues.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.