Brooke Smith Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Feb 20, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
The 'Grey's Anatomy' actress Brooke Smith. Know more about her birthday, family, education and net worth.
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About Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith is a successful actress who has acted in both films and television.
Born in New York, the successful actress Brooke Smith began her career as an actor in the 1988 debut film 'The Moderns', where she played the role of Abigail. Her second film, which earned her a lot of popularity, was the thriller/ horror film 'The Silence Of The Lambs'.
She also played the popular role of Sheriff Jane Greene in the horror series 'Bates Motel'.

Brooke Smith Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Brooke Smith’s net worth?

The net worth of Brooke Smith is estimated to be around $7.5 million as of 2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Brooke Smith?

Brooke Smith is about 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Brooke Smith?

As of 2022, the American actress Brooke Smith is 54-years-old. Brooke celebrates her birthday on May 22, 1967 and her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Childhood And Education

Brooke Smith was born in New York city to popular parents the publisher Eugene Gene Smith and mother the popular publicist Lois Smith. Her mother Lois Smith has worked with many celebrities including Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, and many others. Brooke has three siblings (brothers) named Scott Eugene Smith, Luke, and Eric Smith.
Brooke Smith went to Tappan Zee High School and later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her degree has helped Brooke a lot throughout her acting career. Just like most of the celebrities, Brooke is a very private person and nothing more is revealed about her personal life.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Brooke Smith’s partner?

Brooke Smith is married to actor Steven Lubensky since 1999. They have two daughters named Fanny Grace Lubensky and Lucy Dinknesh Lubensky. They adopted Lucy from Ethiopia. Fanny Grace Lubensky is Brooke's biological daughter.
Brooke at present lives with her happy family. They have homes in two locations including in Beachwood Canyon in the city of Los Angeles in California, and the other one in the Upper-West Side of New York City.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

One of the most successful American actress, Brooke Smith has worked in numerous films and television series, and the list of her successful roles is long. She is best recognized for her role as Dr. Erica Hahn in the popular television medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy', and her role as Catherine Martin in the 1991 thriller/horror film 'The Silence Of The Lambs'.
Apart from these, her other popular appearances include 'Bates Motel', 'Trees Lounge', 'The Broken Giant', 'Kansas City', and 'Melinda and Melinda'.
She is better known in the world of television series not only as Dr. Erica Hahn but also for her remarkable roles in 'Criminal Minds', 'Dirty Sexy Money', Random Hearts, 'Law and Order', and 'Nashville'.
She has also acted in many short films including 'World Cinema' (2007), and 'The Angry River' (2017).
Brooke Smith has painted an incredible arc with her work. The best of her work includes the 1994 film 'Vanya On 42nd Street', where she played the role of Sonya, and the film got nominated for many awards. She played Carolyn Pope in 'Six Feet Under' (2004), Ellen Lewis in 'Bosch Captain' (2017) and so on. Brooke has also appeared in 'Melinda And Melinda' (2004), 'Ray Donovan' (2013), and so on. Her work in 'Trees Lounge' and 'The Broken Giant' are also highly appreciated.
Apart from films, Brooke Smith has also appeared in several hit television series. She played the role of Sheriff Jane Greene in 'Bates Mote', the horror series, appearing in the fifth and final season. In the television series 'Grey's Anatomy' (2006-2008), she was Dr. Erica Hahn. She portrayed the role of Valerie Scottson in 'Weeds' (2007), and Dr. Kate Switzer in 'Crossing Jordan' (2007), Margot Bell in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (1996-2007).
Brooke Smith has also played a recurring role in 'Big Sky', the 2020 ABC series.

What awards has Brooke Smith won?

Brooke Smith has been nominated for the Boston Society of Film Critics Award in 1994 for her performance in the film 'Vanya On 42nd Street'. She has also been nominated for many other awards including the 20/20 Awards, Chlotrudis Awards, Film Independent Spirits Awards, National Society of Film Critics Awards, and many more.
Her performances in 'The Silence Of The Lambs', 'Vanya On 42nd Street', 'Grey's Anatomy', were appreciated.

Brooke Smith’s Hobbies And Interests

Apart from her interest in acting, Brooke Smith loves to travel. She is also very fond of music and is known to have played Bass in a band when she was in high school. She also takes much interest in journalism, not many people know the fact that Brooke Smith is also a successful journalist. She has interviewed many popular celebrities including Steve Buscemi and Ed Harris.
Brooke Smith also takes interest in politics, in 2008, she spoke at a rally in the city of Denver in Colorado.

Other Interesting Brooke Smith Facts And Trivia

  • Brooke Smith is a woman with a heart of gold. Her kind and philanthropic nature were evident to her fans when from Ethiopia she adopted Lucy Dinknesh Lubensky.
  • Another interesting fact about Brooke Smith is that for playing the role of Catherine Martin in the popular thriller film 'The Silence Of The Lambs', she gained about 25 pounds (11.3 kg) to fit into her role.
  • Brooke was just 24-years-old when she appeared in 'The Silence Of The Lambs'.
  • Brooke Smith has been nominated for the Boston Society of Film Critics Award in 1994 for her performance in the film 'Vanya On 42nd Street'
  • Brooke has also been seen in many Off-Broadway productions such as in the play 'The Little Monster' by Alan Bowne.
  • In 2008, Brooke quit 'Grey's Anatomy' because the essence of her role was falling apart, and she failed to raise the chemistry and magic between the characters Callie Torres and Erica.
  • At present, there is no information available regarding Brooke's involvement with the charity, but she is a kind-hearted philanthropist and has given a little girl from Ethiopia the best life one can imagine by officially adopting her.
  • Brooke Smith is also a successful journalist. She has interviewed many popular celebrities including Steve Buscemi and Ed Harris.

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