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Why Brooke Smith is handling her own Emmy campaign for ‘Big Sky’

Brooke Smith, who’s done big stuff — “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Bates Motel,” “The Silence of the Lambs” — has launched her own Best Supporting Emmy campaign. She plays integral Merrilee Legarski, wife of psycho nuts sheriff (actor John Carroll Lynch) on David Kelley’s ABC chiller “Big Sky.”. So why’s Brooke submitting...
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Brooke Smith (‘Big Sky’): ‘I love doing things that I think I can’t do’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Brooke Smith added another memorable role to her resume with the new ABC drama “Big Sky.” The actress plays Merrilee Legarski, a woman who gradually discovers her state trooper husband has monstrous predilections. She is also seduced by her husband’s accomplice, stemming from her own loneliness. “Hell of a taste in men she has,” quips Smith in an exclusive video interview for Gold Derby. “I guess you go with what you’ve got.” Watch the full webchat above.
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Brooke Smith Appointed Assistant City Manager for University City

April 16, 2021, University City – City Manager Gregory Rose has appointed Brooke Smith, Esq., as Assistant City Manager, effective May 24, 2021. With a career dedicated to municipal government administration, she will assist Rose on a full range of housing, infrastructure, and development projects. She will be one of two Assistant City Managers reporting to Rose.
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The Silence of the Lambs: Brooke Smith on Surviving Buffalo Bill

Brooke Smith has enjoyed a career spanning more than three decades across the big and small screen. She’s starred in the cult classic Series 7: The Contenders, had roles in blockbusters including Interstellar and featured prominently on Grey’s Anatomy, Ray Donovan, and Bates Motel to name but a few. Yet...

Brooke Smith's 'Grey's Anatomy' ouster is not right and not okay

I’ve been a big fan of yours ever since you were stuck in the pit with Precious — the uninitiated should also check out your smashing turn as a pregnant “game-show” contestant fighting for her life in Series 7 — but your work last week on Grey’s Anatomy was perhaps the finest of your career. Your portrayal of Dr. Erica Hahn’s sexual awakening was funny and romantic and heartbreakingly real, and left me totally choked up. So imagine my surprise last night when my colleague Michael Ausiello broke the news that ABC execs didn’t like your character, and wanted her off the show, stat! (Was it the lesbianism they objected to, or the fact that Dr. Hahn didn’t bake muffins or decorate lockers or act generally flighty-flaky-cutesy or hook up with hot male colleagues to help her sort out her sexual orientation? Yeah, you could say I’m outraged.)