Brooke Theiss

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Brooke Theiss
Theiss at a celebrity autograph collector's convention in Burbank, California.
Born (1969-10-23) October 23, 1969 (age 47)
Palos Verdes, California

Brooke Theiss-Genesse (born October 23, 1969) is an American actress who has starred in film and on television.

Her first film role was in 1988's Little Nikita, but later that year, Brooke's big role came in the hit horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master as Debbie Stevens. Her most recent movie is 2004's Catwoman. Brooke's best known TV role is in the 1980s TV series Just the Ten of Us as Wendy Lubbock from 1988 to 1990. She also starred in the 1990s TV series Good & Evil, Home Free and in The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2000.

Theiss has made guest appearances in numerous television shows, including: Growing Pains (she played Wendy Lubbock); Blossom; Parker Lewis Can't Lose; Beverly Hills, 90210; American Dreams; and Cold Squad. She also portrayed the character of Maxie from Maxie's World in several commercials for the popular doll.

In 2010 Theiss participated in the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy discussing her experiences while filming her role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.


Theiss was born to actors Dick Thies & Kathleen Mitchell, changing the spelling of her surname to make it easier to spell.[1] She has been married to Canadian actor Bryan Genesse since 1994. They have one son, Mitchell Victor (born July 15, 1995) and one daughter, Aubrey Ann (born October 21, 2008). Theiss has dyslexia.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Little Nikita Dilys
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Debbie
2000 The Alternate Mary
2002 Quicksand Randi Stewart
2004 Catwoman Ferris Wheel Mom
2010 In the Heat of Passion Ellen Short
2016 Do Over Pharmacy Cashier


Year Title Role Notes
1987-88 Growing Pains Wendy Lubbock / Stacy 3 Episodes: My Brother, Myself, How the West Was Won: Part 1 & 2
1988-90 Just the Ten of Us Wendy Lubbock 47 Episodes
1989 Class Cruise Kim Robbins TV Movie
1990 Uncle Buck Laura 1 Episode: Nine-to-Five
They Came from Outer Space Wendy 1 Episode: School Fools
Miami Vice Katie Benson 1 Episode: The Young and the Hopeless
1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special Patricia 1 Episode: Lives of the Heart
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Melinda Harris 1 Episode: My Fair Shelly
Good & Evil Caroline 6 Episodes
1992 Blossom Allison 1 Episode: Wake Up Little Suzy
1993 Home Free Laura 13 Episodes
The Golden Palace Charlene 1 Episode: Sex, Lies and Tortillas
The Great O'Grady Sexy Girl TV Short
1993-95 Beverly Hills, 90210 Leslie Sumner 9 Episodes
1994 Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Wendy TV Movie
1995 Boy Meets World Valerie 1 Episode: Train of Fools
1999 Clueless Peggy 1 Episode: Popularity
2001 The Amanda Show 1 Episode: Penelope in Makeup
2002 American Dreams Barbara Gerson 1 Episode: Pilot
2005 Cold Squad Jen Carter 1 Episode: Learning Curve


  1. ^ Jerry Buck, " | online Brooke Theiss Works Hard to Overcome Effects of Dyslexia," Schenectady Gazette (21 July 1989): 35.
  2. ^ Jerry Buck, " | online Brooke Theiss Works Hard to Overcome Effects of Dyslexia," Schenectady Gazette (21 July 1989): 35.

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