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Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith has acted in feature films including Mira Nair's The Namesake, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda and Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes. Other films include Series 7, The Silence of the Lambs, Vanya on 42nd Street (for which she received an IFP Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Iron Jawed Angels (for HBO), Bad Company, Robert Altman's Kansas City, Henry Jaglom's Last Summer in the Hamptons, Warren Leight's The Night We Never Met, Anthony Minghella's Mr.Wonderful, Alan Rudolph's The Moderns and Sydney Pollack's Random Hearts.

On television Smith appears in a four-episode arc on the Showtime series Weeds. She also appeared on the final season of NBC's Crossing Jordan and in such other series as Six Feet Under, Heist, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street, David Milch's Big Apple, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Larry Sanders Show, Law & Order, Showtime's The Hunger and TNT's A Century of Women. Smith co-starred in the Coen Brothers' radio play Theater of the New Ear in NYC and London.

Her stage work includes Some Girls by Neil LaBute (at MCC), Stop Kiss at The Public Theater and Andre Gregory's production of Uncle Vanya at The Victory Theater (the basis for Louis Malle's subsequent screen adaptation), among other production.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Brooke Smith Facts

BirthdayMay 22, 1967 (55)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 10½" (1m79)  How tall is Brooke Smith compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Where Hope Grows
The Silence of the Lambs
The Bank Job
Orange County
What Women Want
The Midnight Meat Train
Fried Green Tomatoes
Urban Cowboy
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Wiz
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