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Brooke Adams (actress)

Born/Date of Birth: February 8, 1949
Place of Birth: New York City, United States
Other names: Brooke Adams-Shalhoub
Occupation: Actress
Height: 1.65 m
Nationality: American
Spouse: Tony Shalhoub (m. 1992)
Children: Josie Lynn Shalhoub, Sophie Shalhoub

Brooke Adams (born February 8, 1949) is an American actress. 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).

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. 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.

After playing roles in television and low-budget films such as Shock Waves, 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 (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. They have two adopted children together. The couple purchased a home in Los Angeles in 1993. In 2016, they listed the home for sale.

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