Brooke Burke

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Brooke Burke
Brooke burke1.jpg
Burke in 2004
Born Brooke Lisa Burke
(1971-09-08) September 8, 1971 (age 43)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Other names Brooke Burke-Charvet
Ethnicity Portuguese mother
French and Irish father
Occupation Actress, dancer, model, television personality
Years active 1986–present
Religion Jewish secularism[1]
Spouse(s) Garth Fisher (m. 2001–05)
David Charvet (m. 2011)
Children 4

Brooke Burke-Charvet[2] (born September 8, 1971),[3] better known by her maiden name, Brooke Burke,[4] is an American actress, dancer, model and television personality. She is known for Rock Star (2005–2006), winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and for co-hosting Dancing With the Stars from 2010 to 2013 (season ten to season seventeen).[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Brooke Lisa Burke was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona, the younger of two siblings born to Donna and George Burke.[7] Her mother is of Portuguese background but was adopted[8] and raised Jewish.[9] Her father is of French and Irish descent[7][8][10] and left the family when Brook was two.[8] She was thereafter raised by her Armenian stepfather[7] in her mother's Jewish religion;[9] and is raising her children Jewish[11][12] although she also celebrates Christmas.[13]

She attended both Sahuaro High School and Palo Verde High School in Tucson where she was homecoming queen in 1989. She later studied broadcast journalism.[14]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Burke's initial claim to fame was her hosting of Wild On! on the E! network from 1999 to 2002. In 2001, Burke competed in the TV show host edition of The Weakest Link and was voted off in the second round. In 2005 and 2006, Burke hosted the CBS summer reality show, Rock Star, a series in which aspiring singers competed to front a rock band.

Burke, along with Derek Hough as her partner, won season 7 of Dancing with the Stars.[15][16] She later replaced Samantha Harris as co-host of the program.[17] Burke began hosting season 10 of Dancing with the Stars alongside Tom Bergeron.[18] On February 22, 2014, it was announced that she will not return to the show for its 18th season.[6]

In 2009, Burke hosted NBC's pre-show for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Tiki Barber and Nancy O'Dell.[19]

In August 2010, Burke hosted the third season of the TV Land series She's Got the Look,[20] a modeling competition show for women over 35.[21] She co-hosted the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Miss America pageant with Chris Harrison.[22]

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

On November 25, 2008, Brooke Burke & her partner Derek Hough won the competition, beating Super Bowl Champion Warren Sapp & his partner Kym Johnson. She is tied with Kristi Yamaguchi and Nicole Scherzinger for the most weeks at the top of the leaderboard with 8 out of 10 weeks.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1, Night 1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" 7 8 8 Safe
1, Night 2 Quickstep/"Lover, Come Back to Me" 9 8 9 Safe
2 Paso Doble/"Palladio, First Movement" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Viennese Waltz/"Daughters" 9 10 9 Safe
4 Samba/"Hip Hip Chin Chin" 9 8 9 Safe
5 Jitterbug/"Don't Be Cruel" 10 9 10 Safe
6 Rumba/"No Air"
Old School Hip Hop/"It Takes Two
8
No
10*
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7 Foxtrot/"Lullaby of Birdland"
Group Paso Doble/ "Rocks"
10
10
10
9
10
10
Safe
8 Tango/"Tango Diabolo"
Mambo/ "Cuban Mambo"
10
9
8
9
10
9
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Jive/"The House is Rockin'"
Salsa/ "Barbarabatiri"
7
9
7
10
7
9
Safe
10
Finals
Samba/"Blame It On the Boogie"
Freestyle/"You're the One That I Want"
Viennese Waltz/"Daughters"
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
WON


Magazine appearances[edit]

She appeared in men's magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Playboy and FHM. In 2007, she was listed as one of Blender‍‍ '​‍s hottest women of film and TV.

Entrepreneurial ventures[edit]

In 2007, Burke started a company, Baboosh Baby, which offers wraps for pregnant women. The company's website features a blog from Burke about her children.[23]

Books[edit]

Burke's first book, The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections, was published February 1, 2011, by New American Library. It features her reflections on motherhood, Hollywood, romance, and the challenges of creating a blended family.[24]

Advertisements and video games[edit]

She was the voice and face of Rachel Teller in Electronic Arts' video game Need for Speed: Underground 2, and asks the "People and Places" questions in the video game Trivial Pursuit Unhinged. Burke starred as a playable character in the Burger King advergaming title PocketBike Racer and in Big Bumpin'.[25]

Burke has fronted infomercials promoting a Swiss ball video home fitness workout named Gunnar Peterson's Core Secrets, and appears in the first video of the series, titled 20 Minute Full Body Workout. The infomercials have screened in New Zealand and Australia. Burke has also landed roles in several television commercials for Discover Card, Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, M Professional Cosmetics, and Skechers.

Personal life[edit]

Burke has been married twice. Her first marriage was to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. They had two daughters together, Neriah and Sierra, divorcing in 2005.[26]

She started dating actor and singer David Charvet in 2006. While dating, the couple had a daughter (Heaven Rain, born 2007) and a son (Shaya Braven, born 2008).[27] Burke and Charvet married on August 12, 2011, Brooke announcing that she would be taking her second husband's last name and be known as Brooke Burke-Charvet.[28]

On November 8, 2012, Burke-Charvet announced she had thyroid cancer and underwent surgery.[29] On December 12, 2012, she made another announcement that all cancer had been removed.[30]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Dead Scared Jill
2004 Knuckle Sandwich Katherine
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Beauty #2 Episode: "Solo Flight"
1999–2002 Wild On! Herself Host; 11 episodes
2002 That's Life Reporter Episode: "All About Lydia"
2003 Rock Me Baby Stacey Episode: "Prior Engagement"
2004 Monk Reporter Episode: "Mr. Monk and the TV Star"
2004 Less than Perfect Nurse Benson Episode: "22 Minus 1 Equals 4"
2004 It's All Relative Park Ranger Episode: "Who's Camping Now"
2004 The Bernie Mac Show Reporter Episode: "Being Bernie Mac"
2006 Las Vegas Sheryl Episode: "Cash Springs Eternal"
2008, 2010–2013 Dancing with the Stars Herself Competitor (season 7)
Co-host (seasons 1017)
2014 Melissa & Joey Felicia Mancini 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Brooke Burke answers reader's questions", People, February 19, 2008, "I’m Jewish, and David’s family is Jewish. We keep Shabbat, we celebrate all the high holidays… my girls went to a Jewish school for all their early education. We’re not religious, but we do keep all the traditions."
  2. ^ "Brooke Burke takes new husband's name, now Brooke Burke-Charvet". Reality TV World. September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Celebrities: Brooke Burke". UsMagazine.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Shira, Dahvi (2011-09-19). "Brooke Burke Takes David Charvet's Name". People.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  5. ^ Strecker, Erin (2010-03-08). "'Dancing with the Stars': Brooke Burke is the new Samantha Harris | PopWatch | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Brooke Burke-Charvet leaves 'Dancing With the Stars'". Entertainment Weekly. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Richter, Allan. Energy Times: "Beautiful Brooke - Stunning as ever, the once-globetrotting model Brooke Burke now navigates motherhood with a world view of natural health" October 2009
  8. ^ a b c Sager, Mike. "The Secret Life of a Beautiful Woman"|"My mother was adopted so I didn’t get a lot of exposure culturally to my Portuguese heritage", Esquire: , April 1, 1999
  9. ^ a b Bloom, Nate. "Interfaith Celebrities: Kicking Off Football Season and the Emmy Awards", Interfaith Family, September 16, 2008.
  10. ^ Slaughter, Adele. "Brooke Burke models sun safety", USA Today, August 16, 2001
  11. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Brooke Burke answers reader's questions", People, February 19, 2008
  12. ^ Estall, Lisa. "FAMEbaby exclusive interview part 1". Baby Center. Retrieved April 22, 2008. 
  13. ^ Zuckerman, Blaine. "Brooke Burke & David Charvet: Our Blended Traditions" People, December 25, 2010
  14. ^ Davis, Alicia. "Brooke Burke Biography", Entertainment Scene 360, August 17, 2011
  15. ^ Rogers, Sarah (November 25, 2008). "'Dancing With the Stars': Brooke Burke voted Season 7 champion". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 25, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Brooke Burke Wins Dancing With The Stars – Season 7". Kicked Off TV. November 25, 2008. 
  17. ^ "'DWTS' Co-Host – Former Champ Brooke Burke Thrilled with New Job". National Ledger. March 9, 2010. Retrieved Mar 10, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Brooke Burke Is the New Co-Host of Dancing with the Stars - Dancing With the Stars : People.com". Tvwatch.people.com. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  19. ^ Stickney, R. L. (January 12, 2009). "Goin' to the Globes". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved February 4, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Brooke Burke to Host 'She's Got the Look'". ABC News. January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Brooke Burke to Join SGTL as New Host'". TV Land. January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  22. ^ Bobbin, Jay (2011-01-06). "There she is again: Brooke Burke, Chris Harrison welcome Miss America back to ABC". Zap2it. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  23. ^ Errico, Mike (February 2007). "Hottest Women of ... Film and TV!". Blender.com. 
  24. ^ "The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections: Brooke Burke: 9780451232335: ISBN 0-451-23233-X: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  25. ^ "Brooke TV Work!". Yuddy.com. February 2007.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)[dead link]
  26. ^ "Brooke Burke-Charvet, 42, looks stunning in new photo shoot... as she reveals she STILL regrets that her first marriage didn't work out". Daily Mail. 
  27. ^ Malkin, Marc; Malec, Brett (November 28, 2011). "Dancing Host Brooke Burke: Hubby David Charvet Wants More Kids, But...". E! Online. NBCUniversal. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Brooke Burke Is Taking Hubby David Charvet's Name". people. people. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  29. ^ "Brooke Burke: I have cancer". New York Post. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  30. ^ "Brooke Burke: All cancer was removed". people. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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