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Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith was born May 22, 1967, in New York City. She is the daughter of Gene Smith and publicist Lois Smith, who's worked with Robert Redford, Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, and others. Brooke Smith graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and once shared an apartment with singer Jeff Buckley before he recorded Grace.

Brooke Smith has appeared in numerous films, including The Moderns (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991, as Catherine Martin), 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), Remembering Sex (1998), Random Hearts (1999), Eventual Wife (2000), Series 7: The Contenders (2001), For Earth Below (2002), Bad Company (2002), Melinda and Melinda (2004), Shooting Vegetarians (2005), In Her Shoes (2005), and The Namesake (2006).

Her TV appearances most famously include her portrayal of Dr. Erica Hahn in five episodes of Grey's Anatomy, the character she will now play full time as of the fifth episode of Season Four.

She also portrayed of Dr. Kate Switzer on Crossing Jordan (Smith appeared in 13 of the episodes of the sixth season, but was always credited as a guest star), and memorably appeared on Six Feet Under as one of Claire Fisher's art teachers, and most recently on Weeds.

In addition to stage work, her other interests include: filmmaking, she has directed a short film and a feature length documentary, journalism, she has had published interviews with actors Steve Buscemi, Ed Harris and Fred Ward and she has traveled extensively. Brooke is 5'10" and is married with one daughter.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith