Brooke Burke : Biography
Burke was born September 8, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona by an Irish-French father and a Jewish mother. She is the 4th of 7 children.
She studied broadcast journalism at UCLA, but was quickly signed to top agencies, including the renowned Ford. She did prominent television commercials for Bally Fitness clubs, Coca-Cola, and Discover Card.
E! network was looking for a replacement for popular host Jules Asner and found Brooke to be perfect for the role. She travelled the world extensively, profiling many popular travel destinations across the globe. Burke was replaced as host in 2002 by model Cindy Taylor.
She has voiced "Rachel" in Electronic Arts' video game Need for Speed: Underground 2, and asks the "People and Places" questions in the new video game, Trivial Pursuit Unhinged. Burke was also the host of the CBS reality show Rock Star: INXS...
Brooke Burke: Career
Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Brooke Burke never envisioned herself in the entertainment industry. "When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band," says Burke, whose French, Irish and Portuguese descent make up her stunningly exotic look. While accompanying a high school friend to a modeling agency in Scottsdale, Arizona, Brooke was discovered by a talent scout who happened to be there.
After pursuing modeling near her hometown and going on to win an acting scholarship, Burke moved to Los Angeles where she studied broadcast journalism at UCLA. In between classes during her first year at school, Burke signed with the industry's highest profile agencies including Ford, Wilhelmina, and Cunningham-Escott-Dipene. In addition to gracing dozens of magazine covers, billboards, swimsuit editorials, catalogues and posters, Burke has also starred in a string of popular commercials. She is the "beautiful body" in the Bally's Total Fitness commercials as well as Yankee's shortstop, Derek Jeter's dream date for Discover Card. Her other credits include Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, and M Professional Cosmetics.
During the fifteen days a month she spends at home in Los Angeles, Brooke Burke enjoys doing pilates and yoga, taking long walks, scuba diving, horseback riding, reading psychology books, cooking holiday meals and going to see movies and plays. She is also regularly volunteers her time to work with such charitable organizations as Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Brooke Burke: Movies
Gilmore Girls Backstage Special (TV) (2004), Knuckle Sandwich (2004), The Hazing (2004), Life Is Great with Brooke Burke (TV Series) (2004), Rank (TV Series) (2001), Wild On... (TV Series) (1999), The Wrait (1986)