Brooke Burke-Charvet

Brooke Burke-Charvet

Born: September 8, 1971
Age: 46
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Biography

Brooke Burke-Charvet (born September 8, 1971), better known by her maiden name, Brooke Burke, 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.

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Early life

Brooke Lisa Burke was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona, the younger of two siblings born to Donna and George Burke. Her mother is of Portuguese background but was adopted and raised Jewish. Her father is of French and Irish descent and left the family when she was 2. She was thereafter raised by her Armenian stepfather in her mother's Jewish religion; and is raising her children Jewish although she also celebrates Christmas.

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.

Career

Television

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, she hosted the CBS summer reality show, Rock Star, a series in which aspiring singers competed to front a rock band.

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

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

In August 2010, she hosted the third season of the TV Land series She's Got the Look, a modeling competition show for women over 35. She co-hosted the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Miss America pageants with Chris Harrison. She once again served as the co-host of Miss America for its 2016 pageant. Burke-Charvet was a participant on The New Celebrity Apprentice (also known as The Apprentice 15 and The Celebrity Apprentice 8) but eliminated after 12th tasks.

Dancing with the Stars performances

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
Jive/"The House is Rockin'"
Salsa/ "Barbarabatiri"
7
9
7
10
7
9
Safe
10
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

Brooke Burke has 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

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.

Books

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.

Advertisements and video games

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'.

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

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

She started dating actor and singer David Charvet in 2006. While cohabitating, they had a daughter (Heaven Rain, born 2007) and a son (Shaya Braven, born 2008). Burke and Charvet married on August 12, 2011, Brooke announcing that she would be known as Brooke Burke-Charvet.

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

Filmography

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 10-17)
2014 Melissa & Joey Felicia Mancini 2 episodes
2017 The New Celebrity Apprentice Herself Contestant
Charities

Brooke Burke-Charvet supports the following charitable causes: Children, AIDS.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]