Brooke Adams (actress)

Brooke Adams (born February 8, 1949) is an American actress.[1] She is best known for her film roles as Abby in Days of Heaven (1978), Elizabeth Driscoll in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and Sarah Bracknell in The Dead Zone (1983).

Brooke Adams
Born (1949-02-08) February 8, 1949
Other namesBrooke Adams-Shalhoub
Years active1967–present
Tony Shalhoub (m. 1992)

Early life

Adams was born in New York City, to Rosalind (née Gould), an actress, and Robert K. Adams, who was a producer, actor, and former vice president of CBS, as well as a descendant of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.[2][3] Her sister is actress Lynne Adams. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and the School of American Ballet, and in her youth took dance classes at her aunt's studio in Montague, Michigan.[4]


After playing roles in television and low-budget films such as Shock Waves,[5] Adams appeared in Days of Heaven (1978) and the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). She has also starred in the films Cuba (1979), The Dead Zone (1983), Key Exchange[6] (1985), and Gas Food Lodging (1992).

In 2002, she appeared in the romantic comedy Made-Up, which was written by her sister, actress Lynne Adams, and directed by her husband, Tony Shalhoub. Adams also appeared in the films At Last and The Legend of Lucy Keyes (both 2005), starred on Broadway in The Cherry Orchard, Lend Me a Tenor, Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles (1990), and guest-starred on five different episodes, in four different roles, of the series starring her husband, Monk.

In 2009, she served as an official judge for the 3rd annual Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Personal life

Adams married actor Tony Shalhoub in 1992.[7] They have two adopted children together. The couple purchased a home in Los Angeles in 1993.[8] In 2016, they listed the home for sale.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue Nurse (uncredited)
1974 The Great Gatsby Party Guest (uncredited)
1974 The Lords of Flatbush (uncredited)
1976 Car Wash Terry (scenes deleted from original cut)
1977 Shock Waves Rose
1978 Days of Heaven Abby
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Elizabeth Driscoll
1979 The First Great Train Robbery (uncredited)
1979 A Man, a Woman and a Bank Stacey Bishop
1979 Cuba Alexandra Lopez de Pulido
1980 Tell Me a Riddle Jeannie
1983 Utilities Marion Edwards
1983 The Dead Zone Sarah Bracknell
1984 Terror in the Aisles Elizabeth Driscoll (archive footage)
1985 Almost You Erica Boyer
1985 The Stuff Special guest star in Stuff commercial
1985 Key Exchange Lisa
1987 Man on Fire Jane
1991 The Unborn Virginia Marshall
1992 Gas Food Lodging Nora
1995 The Baby-Sitters Club Elizabeth Thomas Brewer
2002 Made-Up Elizabeth James Tivey Also producer
2003 Party Animals Celeb Mother Short film
2004 At Last Carol Singleton
2006 The Legend of Lucy Keyes Samantha Porter
2008 The Accidental Husband Carolyn
2009 Gary's Walk Marcia
2017 Breakable You Ruth Frank
Year Title Role Notes
1963 East Side/West Side Marky Morgan Episode: "My Child on Monday Morning"
1965 O.K. Crackerby! Cynthia Crackerby 14 episodes
1974 F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' Kitty Preston TV movie
1975 Who Is the Black Dahlia? Diane Fowler TV movie
1975 Song of the Succubus Olive Deems / Gloria Chambers TV movie
1975 Black Bart Jennifer TV short
1975 Murder on Flight 502 Vera Franklin TV movie
1976 Police Woman Angela Episode: "Angela"
1976 James Dean Beverly TV movie
1976 The Bob Newhart Show Mitzi Margolis Episode: "The Boy Next Door"
1976 Kojak Julie Winston Episode: "Dead Again"
1977 Family Lizzie Episode: "Acts of Love: Part 1"
Episode: "Acts of Love: Part 2"
1977 Nero Wolfe Sarah Dacos TV movie broadcast 1979
1978 Family Lizzie Episode: "Echoes of Love"
1981 Great Performances Episode: "Summer"
1984 Lace Jennifer 'Pagan' Trelawney TV movie
1984 Special People Diane Dupuy TV movie
1984 American Playhouse Episode: "Haunted"
1985 Lace II Pagan Tralone TV miniseries
1986 American Playhouse Julia Newell Episode: "The Innocents Abroad"
1987 Paul Reiser Out on a Whim TV movie
1987 The Lion of Africa Grace Danet TV movie
1988 Moonlighting Terri Knowles 3 episodes
1989 Bridesmaids Patricia TV movie
1991 Sometimes They Come Back Sally Norman TV movie
1991 thirtysomething Bree Ann Pratt Episode: "Melissa in Wonderland"
1993 The Last Hit Anna TV movie
1994 Picture Windows Episode: "Song of Songs"
1994 Probable Cause TV movie
1994 Touched by an Angel Susana Episode: "An Unexpected Snow"
1995 Frasier Marilyn (voice) Episode: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"
1996 Wings Mary Episode: "All About Christmas Eve"
1997 Gun Joyce Episode: "Father John"
2002 Monk Leigh Harrison Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Airplane"
2005 Monk Mrs. Abigail Carlyle Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Kid"
2007 Monk Sheriff Margie Butterfield Episode: "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm"
2008 Monk Leigh Harrison Episode: "Mr. Monk's 100th Case"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Margo Episode: "PTSD"
2009 Monk Edith Capriani Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Badge"
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn Madrid woman TV movie
2016 BrainDead Senator Diane Vaynerchuk


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