Brooke Burke

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Brooke Burke
Burke in 2021
Born (1971-09-08) September 8, 1971 (age 52)[1]
Occupation(s)Television personality, fitness personality, author, actress, businesswoman
Years active1986–present
Notable work
  • (m. 2001; div. 2005)
  • (m. 2011; div. 2020)

Brooke Burke (born September 8, 1971) is an American television personality, fitness personality, author, actress, and businesswoman. She is known for hosting the E! Network travel show Wild On! (1999–2002), CBS's Rock Star (2005–2006), and TV Lands' She's Got the Look (2010). After winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, Burke served as co-hostess of the show from season ten to season seventeen (2010–2013). In 2017, Burke launched "Brooke Burke Body", a fitness app with workout videos featuring her.[3]

Early life[edit]

Brooke Lisa Burke was born in Hartford, Connecticut[1] and raised in Tucson, Arizona, the younger of two siblings born to Donna and George Burke.[4] Her mother is of half Portuguese background; she was adopted[5] and then raised Jewish.[6] Her father is of Irish and French descent[4][5][7] and left the family when she was two years old.[5] She was thereafter raised by her Armenian stepfather[4] in her mother's Jewish faith.[6] She is raising her children Jewish,[8][9] although she also celebrates Christmas.[10]

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.[11]



After rising to national fame as a lingerie model for the Frederick's of Hollywood catalog in the early 1990s, Burke was tapped to serve as the host of the popular E! travel series Wild On! from 1999 to 2002. In 2005, Burke landed her first primetime network hosting gig on CBS's Rock Star: INXS (2005) and the subsequent Rock Star: Super Nova, both produced by Mark Burnett.

In 2010, Burke became the host of She's Got the Look on TV Land, a modeling competition series for women over 35. That same year, she was named co-hostess of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where she remained for seven seasons (2010–2013).

Burke served as the co-host of the Miss America pageant in 2011,[12] 2012,[13] 2013,[14] and 2016.[15]

From 2016 to 2018, Burke hosted and co-produced the Saturday morning show Hidden Heroes, a hidden camera television show developed for teenagers in which each episode reveals the widespread goodwill in our world by secretly capturing heroes in action.[16]

Her other television credits include hosting the digital series and network show I Dare You on TV Land (2018) as well as a recurring role on Melissa & Joey (2014–2015).

Burke currently hosts Penn & Teller: Fool Us, replacing Alyson Hannigan.[17]

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

On November 25, 2008, Burke, with Derek Hough as her partner, won the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars beating Super Bowl champion Warren Sapp and his partner Kym Johnson. Burke shares the honor of being one of only three contestants to spend eight out of ten weeks at the top of the leaderboard. The other two contestants to achieve this feat are Kristi Yamaguchi and Nicole Scherzinger.

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"
7 Foxtrot/"Lullaby of Birdland"
Group Paso Doble/ "Rocks"
8 Tango/"Tango Diabolo"
Mambo/ "Cuban Mambo"
Jive/"The House is Rockin'"
Salsa/ "Barbarabatiri"
Samba/"Blame It On the Boogie"
Freestyle/"You're the One That I Want"
Viennese Waltz/"Daughters"

Magazine appearances[edit]

Burke has featured on the cover of many fitness, fashion, and lifestyle magazines, including Fitness, Women's Health, Redbook, and Ladies Home Journal.[18] She also has appeared in numerous men's interest magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Playboy, and FHM.

Entrepreneurial ventures[edit]

In 2007, Burke founded and launched, the online store for her popular post-pregnancy belly wraps Tauts. Burke later developed Baboosh Body, a fitness product (belly wrap) made to trim the tummy.[19]

In 2011, she launched the online community for mothers,, of which she remains the co-CEO.

In 2012, Burke brought her own personal brand of fitness workouts to consumers via a DVD series with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The four DVD series consisted of Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke: Strength & Condition, Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke: Tone & Tighten, Brooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs, and Brooke Burke Body: 30-Day Slimdown.[20]

Inspired by her dedication to promote women's awareness of the importance of physical and mental health, Brooke's next fitness project was to create her signature "Booty Burn" workout which she personally teaches in her hometown of Malibu, California. In 2017, Burke launched Brooke Burke Body, a fitness lifestyle app.


Burke wrote her first book, The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections, in 2011. In it, she reflects on motherhood, Hollywood, romance, and the challenges of creating a blended family. In 2016, she co-authored her second book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less, a guide to simplifying your life, with Amy Newmark.

Video games[edit]

Burke served as the face and voice of "Rachel Teller" in Electronic Arts' video game Need for Speed: Underground 2, for which she won a Spike Video Game Award. She is also the voice of "People and Places" in Trivial Pursuit: Unhinged. She also voiced the character "the subservient chicken" in an early 2000s game called Big Bumpin'. Burke was also a playable character in the game PocketBike Racer.[citation needed]


Since January 2020, Burke has co-hosted an iHeartRadio podcast titled Intimate Knowledge with former The Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds and Lila Darville.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Burke was married twice and engaged once more. She was first engaged to Joseph Benjamin, a gas station owner in Los Angeles. Her first marriage was in 2001 to Garth Fisher, a plastic surgeon. They divorced in 2005.[22] She raises their two daughters, Neriah and Sierra, in her Jewish faith.[2]

In 2006, Burke began dating actor and singer David Charvet whom she married on August 12, 2011;[2] Burke announced that she would take her husband's last name and be known as Brooke Burke-Charvet. Together they have a daughter (Heaven Rain, born 2007) and a son (Shaya Braven, born 2008).[23][24] After seven years of marriage, the couple announced that they were divorcing in April 2018.[25] Their divorce was finalized in March 2020.[26]

As of October 2020 it was revealed Burke had been in a relationship with Scott Rigsby since August 2019.[22]

On November 8, 2012, Burke announced she had thyroid cancer and underwent surgery to remove her thyroid. She became the face of the American Cancer Society's "Bucket List" campaign in 2014.[27]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Wraith Waitress on Roller Skates Uncredited
2004 The Hazing (a.k.a. Dead Scared) Jill
Knuckle Sandwich Katherine


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"
Less than Perfect Nurse Benson Episode: "22 Minus 1 Equals 4"
It's All Relative Park Ranger Episode: "Who's Camping Now"
The Bernie Mac Show Reporter Episode: "Being Bernie Mac"
Gilmore Girls Backstage Special Herself Host of special for ABC Family
2005 Rock Star: INXS Herself Host; 32 episodes
2005 Eve Episode: "Lights, Camera, Face Crack!"
2006 Rock Star: Supernova Host; 33 episodes
2006 Las Vegas Sheryl Episode: "Cash Springs Eternal"
2007–2008 The War at Home Ellen Morgan Four Episodes
2008, 2010–2013 Dancing with the Stars Herself Competitor (season 7)
Co-host (seasons 1017)
2014 Melissa & Joey Felicia Mancini 2 episodes
2016 Jane the Virgin Herself 1 episode
2017 The New Celebrity Apprentice Herself Contestant
2023 Penn & Teller: Fool Us Herself Host

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Need for Speed: Underground 2 Rachel Teller Won the Spike Video Game Award for Best Performance by a Human Female
2006 Big Bumpin' Herself
2006 PocketBike Racer Herself


  1. ^ a b BnF 150870695
  2. ^ a b c "CBB Exclusive: Brooke Burke answers reader's questions", People, February 19, 2008
  3. ^ Feldman, Dana. "Brooke Burke Launches Fitness, Nutrition App With Targeted, Stackable Workouts". Forbes. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  4. ^ 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" Archived September 11, 2016, at the Wayback Machine October 2009
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ a b Bloom, Nate. "Interfaith Celebrities: Kicking Off Football Season and the Emmy Awards", Interfaith Family, September 16, 2008.
  7. ^ Slaughter, Adele. "Brooke Burke models sun safety", USA Today, August 16, 2001
  8. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Brooke Burke answers reader's questions", People, February 19, 2008
  9. ^ Estall, Lisa. "FAMEbaby exclusive interview part 1". Baby Center. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  10. ^ Zuckerman, Blaine. "Brooke Burke & David Charvet: Our Blended Traditions" People, December 25, 2010
  11. ^ Davis, Alicia. "Brooke Burke Biography" Archived February 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Entertainment Scene 360, August 17, 2011
  12. ^ "Brooke Burke to host Miss America Pageant". UPI. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  13. ^ Stapleton, Susan (December 12, 2011). "Brooke Burke-Charvet Named Co-Host of the Miss America Pageant". Archived from the original on January 28, 2021. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  14. ^ Robbins, Caryn (October 3, 2012). "Chris Harrison, Brooke Burke-Charvet to Host ABC's 2013 MISS AMERICA". Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  15. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (August 28, 2015). "Brooke Burke-Charvet Returns as Miss America Co-Host". Variety. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  16. ^ "Hidden Heroes - YouTube". Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  17. ^ VanDerveer, Melanie (June 28, 2023). "Brooke Burke's 21-Day Challenge Focuses On Mind, Body, And Soul". The Blast. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  18. ^ "Brooke Burke Magazine Covers". Archived from the original on February 2, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  19. ^ Hareyan, Armen (December 20, 2007). "Brooke Burke Launches Baboosh Baby Online Store". HULIQ. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  20. ^ "SONY PICTURES PRESENTS | Sony Pictures Entertainment". Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  21. ^ Stern, Abby; Aurelie, Corinthios. "Meghan King Edmonds and Brooke Burke Launching Podcast About Intimacy, Sex and Relationships". People. Meredith Corporation.
  22. ^ a b "Brooke Burke Reveals the Possibility of 'Marriage' With BF Scott Rigsby". Closer Weekly. October 12, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  23. ^ Jordan, Julie; Silverman, Stephen M. (March 6, 2008). "It's a Boy for Brooke Burke & David Charvet". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ Keveney, Bill (April 6, 2018). "Reports: TV host Brooke Burke files for divorce from actor David Charvet". USA Today. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  26. ^ McCathy, Tyler (March 6, 2020). "Brooke Burke and David Charvet finalize their divorce". Fox News. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  27. ^ "Brooke Burke-Charvet: How I Beat Cancer". Retrieved March 17, 2021.

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