Brooke Adams is one of those actors with uncanny abilities to play almost every role on television because of her amazing character depictions. She is an actress who rose to fame with her excellent portrayal of Abby in the 1978 movie, Days of Heaven and Elizabeth Driscoll in the 1963 movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. She has had roles in more than 40 movies and television series which includes The Dead Zone, Monk and BrainDead since she put her acting career to a get-go. Her career has covered works from TV to film, as well as the stage where she is equally popular for her Broadway production works such as Heidi Chronicles, The Philanderer at Yale Rep, among others.
Additionally, the veteran actress is widely known as the wife of the renowned actor, Tony Shalhoub. Below are more interesting facts about Brooke Adam’s early life, career, family and kids.
Brooke Adams’ Biography
The dexterous actress was born on 8th February 1949 in New York City, United States to her parents – Robert K Adams and Rosalind Adams. Her father, Robert who came from the ancestry line of former US Presidents, John Quincy Adams and John Adams, was an ex-vice chairman of CBS as well as an actor and producer. He had a summer theatre in Michigan. Her mother, Rosalind, on the other hand, is a renowned actress in America. She is an alumna of High School of Performing Arts and the School of American Ballet. She later learned dancing at her aunt’s studio situated in Montague, Michigan.
Moving to her acting career, Brooke Adams got her career to a start on the stage by appearing in many Broadway productions like Key Exchange at the Orpheum, The Cherry Orchard and Lend Me A Tenor. She went on to make her TV debut at the age of 14 by appearing as Marky Morgan in the 1963 TV series, East Side/West Side. The gifted actress followed it up by featuring as Cynthia Crackerby in 14 episodes of 1965 TV series, Ọ.K Crackerby! It didn’t take her long to make her first big screen appearance as she had an uncredited role as a Nurse in the 1971 movie, Murders In The Rue Morgue.
However, Brooke Adams found her big break when she was selected to play Abby in the 1978 American romantic period drama film, Days of Heaven, starring alongside Richard Gere, Linda Manz, and Sam Shepard. In the 1970s and 1980s, she featured in several movies like Tell Me A Riddle, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Cuba Alexander. Other TV shows she has graced her acting brilliance with includes Thirtysomething, BrainDead, Family, Moonlighting and The Lion of Africa.
Brooke Adams first got acquainted with Tony Shalhoub on the set of the Broadway production, Heidi Chronicles, even though they did not kick-start the relationship immediately. The duo later dated for four years before tying the knots in April 1992. She first adopted Josie Lynn (born in 1989) and after her marriage to Tony, they both became the parents of the little girl. They later adopted another daughter in 1994, Sophie, born in 1993. Interestingly, her daughter Josie was engaged by her boyfriend, Traver who is her preschool teacher in December 2016.
Brooke Adams stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and weighs about 69 kg (152 lb). She has body measurements of bust size – 35 inches, waist size – 27 inches and hip size – 35 inches. Additionally, she has a shoe size 8 (US) and dress size of 6 (US).
Other Facts About Brooke Adams’ – Tony Shalhoub’s Wife
Adams has a sister named Lynn Adams who is also an eminent actress. She is widely known for her works, The Guiding Light and The Secret Storm.
Brooke Adams is married to a multi-award-winning actor and filmmaker, Tony Shalhoub who rose to stardom for his excellent depiction of Antonio Scarpacci in the 1999 American sitcom, Wings. His works have not gone unnoticed as he has won many reputable awards including Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Awards. He is also the director of Lynn Adams’ movie, Made-Up, of which he acted and starred alongside his wife, Brooke Adams, and sister-in-law, Lynn Adams.
3. Brooke Adams is a Painter
Brooke Adams started painting at the age of 16 in Spain and she is still actively working as an artist. She has displayed her artworks in many shows including Martha’s Vineyard and Santa Monica.
4. Her Net Worth
Having been in the entertainment industry for over five decades, Brooke Adams has accumulated a financial value that is estimated at $10 million as of 2019.