Birth Date: September 8, 1971
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Height: 5' 8"
Quote: "When I was young, I wanted to do something innocuous, like become a drummer in a rock and roll band"
Brooke Burke Biography
Brooke Burke was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. Her exotic, original looks can be attributed to her family's heritage, which blends her French/Irish father with her Portuguese/Irish mother.
The middle child of 7 siblings (with 3 older sisters and 3 younger brothers), Brooke wanted to pursue an atypical career -- but never dreamt of becoming an entertainment media figure.
The aspiring rock band drummer got her start in entertainment after she was noticed for her stunning good looks. She was accompanying a friend to a modeling agency, when she was the one who was immediately noticed by a talent scout.
The former beauty pageant winner decided to pursue a modeling career. Her beauty pageant experience led her to become a print model by the age of 18, in everything from magazine covers and billboards to swimsuit calendars.
Brooke garnered an acting scholarship and headed to Los Angeles where she would spend most of her time as a broadcast journalism student at UCLA (she was now interested in communications). But her studies were not her full-time job, as Brooke also spent her free time behind the camera as a model.
Becoming a high-profile model would not be difficult after having signed with modeling agencies such as Ford, Wilhelmina and Cunningham-Escott-Dipene. Brooke was ready to add up to a dozen magazine covers to her resumé, not to mention several television commercials, namely, the Bally Total Fitness commercials (as the "beautiful body"), Discover Card commercials (as Derek Jeter's dream date), and commercials for Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch and M Professional Cosmetics.
When E! was searching for a replacement for its show Wild On, a swimwear company that Brooke worked for recommended her to the entertainment network. After the encouragement of a friend of hers, Brooke went for a casual meeting and interview with E!, which led to a trial show in Spain.
E! was looking for a spontaneous, personable and down-to-earth person, and since Brooke fit the bill perfectly, she was signed to a three-year contract with the network as host of the travel show, Wild On.
Taking modeling to new heights, Brooke appeard on the cover of Play.boy's May 2001 issue.
When she's not traveling to the most exotic places in the world, Brooke enjoys staying home with her pets and fiancé, a plastic surgeon named Garth Fisher. While at her Los Angeles home (where she spends a maximum of 15 days per month), the jet setter stays fit by practicing yoga, kickboxing, scuba diving, taking long walks, and relaxes by cooking and reading.
From traveling around the world as a model to seeing the world as the host of Wild On, Brooke recognizes how important family is and her charitable nature is what drives her to volunteer for non-profit organizations such as Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Brooke Burke Filmography
- Cash Springs Eternal (2006) TV Episode .... Sheryl
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (2004) (VG) .... Rachel Teller
Knuckle Sandwich (2004) .... Katherine
"It's All Relative"
- Who's Camping Now (2004) TV Episode .... Park Ranger
The Hazing (2004) .... Jill
... aka Dead Scared (USA: new title)
"Less Than Perfect"
- 22 Minus 1 Equals 4 (2004) TV Episode .... Nurse Benson
- Mr. Monk and the TV Star (2004) TV Episode .... Reporter
"Rock Me Baby"
- Prior Engagement (2003) TV Episode .... Stacey
- Rio (2002) TV Episode .... Hostess
- All About Lydia (2002) TV Episode .... Reporter
The Wraith (1986) (uncredited) .... Waitress on Roller Skates
Wild On... (1997) TV Series ... Host (1999-2002)
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