Brooke Smith as Drew in Class of '09 | FX

Brooke Smith


"Drew," portrayed by Brooke Smith, is the brightest and best in her class. She was set to be one of the greatest field Agents in the Bureau until she was shot by her own team of Agents while on duty, cutting short what could’ve been a dazzling career. Rather than be defined by bitterness, she became a teacher, hoping to guide the future agents to avoid the mistakes that cost her so dearly. Working with Gabriel, they’re two of the best teachers Quantico has ever seen. 

Career Highlights

Brooke Smith played “Merilee Legarski” in the first season of David E. Kelley’s ABC hit drama Big Sky. Smith portrayed Irena Briganti, Roger Ailes’s publicist, in Jay Roach’s Bombshell and realtor “Helen Koistra” in Amazon’s Them: Covenant, created by Little Marvin. She appeared in Netflix’s Unbelievable as Marie’s (Kaitlyn Dever) therapist and the Hulu crime anthology series The Act, as Dee Dee’s (Patricia Arquette) attorney. 

Smith may be best known for her iconic role as “Catherine Martin,” the kidnap victim of “Buffalo Bill” in Jonathan Demme’s masterpiece The Silence of the Lambs, which swept the Academy Awards®, winning all five major categories including Best Picture. She was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her portrayal of “Sonya” in Vanya on 42nd Street, Louis Malle’s adaptation of André Gregory’s production of the Chekhov play. Smith starred as “Dawn Lagardo” in Daniel Minahan’s cult classic Series 7: The Contenders, which they workshopped together at the Sundance Filmmakers Lab.

On television, Smith is best known for creating the character of “Dr. Erica Hahn” on Grey’s Anatomy. Her other television credits include a major recurring role in the final season of A&E’s thriller Bates Motel as “Sheriff Dana Green.” In Showtime’s Ray Donovan, Smith played “Frances,” the nurse and love interest of “Ray’s” (Liev Schreiber) brother “Terry” (Eddie Marsan). She had a recurring role on Weeds as the doppelgänger to “Nancy Botwin” (Mary-Louise Parker), and she has guest starred in Project Blue Book, Chicago Med, The Good Doctor, Nashville, Bosch, Graceland and American Horror Story: Asylum.

Additional film credits include Jason Reitman’s Labor Day alongside Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Melinda and Melinda directed by Woody Allen, Fair Game directed by Doug Liman, Curtis Hanson’s In Her Shoes, Mira Nair’s The Namesake and Bad Company with Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, directed by Joel Schumacher. Smith feels fortunate to have worked with an amazing range of directors that include Alan Rudolph, Alan J. Pakula, Anthony Minghella, Robert Altman, Steve Buscemi, Sydney Pollack, the Coen brothers, Zoe Cassavetes, Michael Apted and Allen Coulter. 

Smith worked with David Milch as an actress on his series Big Apple as well as collaborating with him on a writing project. She has worked as a director on two documentaries, a short film and a number of music videos. Smith’s book of photography, Sunday Matinee, was published in November 2022. It features her photographs of the New York hardcore punk scene in the 1980s: the bands (Bad Brains, Agnostic Front, The Cromags and others) and characters who made up the scene she was immersed in. She is currently developing a series set in that world.

Jake McDorman

as Murphy

Murphy joined the Bureau with the hope of working in an environment that valued thoughtfulness and caution, only to find out that the ride was far more unpredictable than even a life patrolling the streets.