Brooke Lisa Burke popularly known as Brooke Burke is an American actress, dancer, model and television personality. Brooke is known as a Playboy model, hosting Wild On!, Rock Star (between 2005 and 2006), winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, for co-hosting Dancing With the Stars between 2010 and 2013. She was also featuring in Need for Speed, Underground 2 as Rachel Teller.
Brooke Burke was born in September 8th, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona.
Brooke Burke is the younger of two siblings born to Donna and George Burke. Brooke Burke’s mother is of Portuguese background but was adopted and then raised Jewish while Her father is of French and Irish descent and left the family when Brooke was two years old. Therefore, Brooke Burke was raised by her Armenian stepfather in her mother’s Jewish religion. Brooke Burke is raising her children Jewish although she also celebrates Christmas.
Brooke Burke has been married two times. Brooke Burke’s first marriage was to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher and the two had two daughters before divorcing. In 2006, she started dating actor and singer, David Charvet, and together, they had a daughter and a son born in 2007 and March 2008, respectively. Burke and Charvet got married on August 12th, 2011. Brooke Burke announced that she would be called Brooke Burke-Charvet. The two announced that they were divorcing after seven years of marriage, in April 2018 though their divorce was finalized in March 2020.
She announced that she had thyroid cancer and underwent surgery on November 8th, 2012. She made another announcement that all cancer had been removed on December 12, 2012.
Brooke Lisa Burke Education
Brooke Burke attended both Sahuaro High School and Palo Verde High School in Tucson where she was homecoming queen in 1989. Brooke later studied broadcast journalism.
Brooke Lisa Burke Career
Her first national exposure came in the early 1990s modeling lingerie for the Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog, though her first television claim to fame was her hosting of Wild On! on the E! network from 1999 to 2002. She competed in the TV show host edition of The Weakest Link, in 2001, and was voted off in the second round. Between 2005 and 2006, Brooke hosted the CBS summer reality show, Rock Star, a series in which aspiring singers competed to front a rock band. Brooke together with Derek Hough as her partner, became winners of season 7 of Dancing with the Stars. Later she replaced Samantha Harris as co-host of the program and began hosting season 10 of Dancing with the Stars alongside Tom Bergeron. It was announced that she would not return to the show for its 18th season, on February 22nd, 2014.
She hosted NBC’s pre-show for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Tiki Barber and Nancy O’Dell in 2009. Brooke hosted the 3rd season of the TV Land series She’s Got the Look, in August, 2010, a modeling competition show for women over 35. Brooke Burke co-hosted the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Miss America pageants together with Chris Harrison. Burke served as the co-host of Miss America for its 2016 pageant once again. She was a participant on The New Celebrity Apprentice, aka The Apprentice 15 and The Celebrity Apprentice 8, but was eliminated after twelve tasks, finishing in 3rd place.
Her first book, The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom’s Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections, was published on February 1st, 2011, by New American Library. The book features her reflections on motherhood, Hollywood, romance and the challenges of creating a blended family.