Born in New York City, Brooke began acting at age 6 in her father’s summer theatre in Michigan.
Her stage credits include The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, Key Exchange at the Orpheum, Split at The Second Stage, The Old Neighborhood at A.R.T., If Memory Serves at the Pasadena Playhouse, The Philanderer at Yale Rep, The Cherry Orchard at The Atlantic Theatre Co., Lend Me a tenor on Broadway with her husband Tony Shalhoub, directed by Stanley Tucci and most recently Becket’s Happy Days with her husband.
Her film credits include Days of Heaven, Gas Food Lodging, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Dead Zone, Cuba, Tell Me a Riddle, and Key Exchange. She produced and starred in Made-Up, directed by her husband Tony Shalhoub and written by her sister Lynne Adams.
On television she appeared in Thirtysomething, Moonlighting, Family, The Lion of Africa, Special People, the miniseries LACE and LACE II, and four episodes of MONK, starring her husband,Tony Shalhoub.
In her early twenties, Brooke lived in Spain for four years where, with no training, Brooke started painting water colors. When she returned to the states and started working as an actress again, she put painting aside. After her second daughter was born she took a break from acting and decided to take some art classes. That was the reawakening of her passion for painting.
She was in a group show on Martha’s Vineyard in 2006. In 2007 she did a two person show at the Hamilton gallery in Santa Monica, And then again in May of 2008.On Martha’s Vineyard again in August 2008 at the Dragonfly gallery in Oak Bluffs. And at the Vineyard Playhouse in 2013.
She directed a one woman play that her sister wrote and starred in called TWO FACED. It played in various theatres around Los Angeles in 1998.She went through the Women Directors Program at AFI in the mid 90’s. She made her first short film PET PEEVES in 2009, starring Eddie McClintok.
Now Brooke and her sister Lynne are teaming up again to create a new web-series. All Downhill From Here will be launched in Feb. 2016