Latest news are that Brooke Smith aka Dr. Erika Hahn, lesbian girlfriend of Dr. Callie Torres on the television series Grey’s Anatomy has been fired. Her last appearance on the show will be on Tuesday, November 4th. She will be replaced with newcomer Melissa George, who joins the show this month.
“Brooke Smith was obviously not fired for playing a lesbian. Clearly it’s not an issue as we have a lesbian character on the show – Calliope Torres. Sara Ramirez is an incredible comedic and dramatic actress and we wanted to be able to play up her magic. Unfortunately, we did not find that the magic and chemistry with Brooke’s character would sustain in the long run….”
As an biography, Brooke Smith was born May 22, 1967. She is an American actress who came to fame in her role of Catherine Martin, the kidnapped woman of Buffalo Bill in “Silence of the Lambs” 1991. Her most recent role was Dr. Erika Hahn in Grey’s Anatomy. She grew up in New York, her father is the powerful publicist Lois Smith.
Brooke Smith attended Tappan Zee High School and later on graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She used to share an apartment with Jeff Buckley before he recorded Grace. She had numerous television and movie appearances, including Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), Series 7: The Contenders (2001), Six feet under and Weeds just to name a view.
We grew to like Brooke Smith’s character on Grey’s Anatomy, now she will be officially dumped today. Smith informed Entertainment Weekly that she was fired. She also stated that she was “really, really shocked”, and believes that her character’s lesbian relationship is the reason for her dismissal.
She is married to Steven Lubensky, they have one daughter, Fanny who is 4 years old. They later adopted a baby girl from Ethiopia named Lucy Dinknesh Lubensky.
More photos and a video of Brooke Smith are below.
Brooke Smith Video