Brooke Elliott is an American actress, best known for her role in Drop Dead Diva. Brooke will be making her comeback in small screen after almost three years in an adaptation of Upper Middle Bogan.
Brooke Elliott Bio
Brooke Elliott was born on November 16, 1974, in Fridley, Minnesota to parents Robert and Kathleen Elliot. Her father was a city manager. She has a brother, Adam and a sister, Jaime Alexander.
Soon after her birth, her family relocated to different places such as Blaine, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma to Illinois before settling in Riverview, Michigan. She started singing at the age of three.
She attended the Gabriel Richard Catholic High School and graduated in the year 1993. While in school she participated in different productions like Richard III and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance from the Western Michigan University.
She worked as a waitress and a temp before she got into the show business to maintain financial stability. Her work experience include a 1950 themed restaurant, where she had to dance on the table every hour.
Drop Dead Diva’s Brooke Elliott started from theaters
Brooke’s journey on the stage began as a member of a Chicago-based theater company called Babes with Blades, where she performed in different plays like The Miracle Worker, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Heathers.
She left the theater for her professional theater debut as a Sugar Bowl in US touring version of the musical Beauty and the Beast. Thereafter, she was also a part of the North American tour of another musical Wicked with Adam Lambert.
Brooke gained her Broadway role with Taboo on Rosie O’Donnell’s recommendation. Following that, when Rosie called her as ‘fresh off a Disney Cruise’ and allowed her to make a second attempt, she spent $117 for her makeover in order to be better suited for the role.
Though the show ended after hundred performances, Elliott’s passion earned her high appreciation and subsequently a role of Majella in The Pirate Queen.
What is Brooke Elliott doing now? Brooke Elliott net worth
Elliott’s first film What Women Want by Mel Gibson released in 2000. The film is considered as her breakthrough performance. Which was followed by another megahit where she was featured as Jane Bingum on Lifetime’s series Drop Dead Diva (2009). The show turned out to be a major hit of her career.
The Los Angeles Times claimed Brooke as ‘a stage actress with fabulous timing and enormous dramatic flexibility’. For her work in Lifetime comedy series, she earned Gracie Award for Female Rising Star in Comedy Series in 2010. She was nominated for 2009 Satellite Award and 2011 Prism Award for the category of best actress.
As of now, she is to feature in a series adaptation of Upper Middle Bogan. This will be her comeback into the small screen after her last show in 2014. Brooke, along with the accolades and fame, has earned a net worth of $5 million.
Is Brooke Elliott married? Husband rumors
Brooke Elliott prefers to keep her personal life under wraps. She had once gone official about being in a relationship back in 2012, based on which some speculate that she is married and has a husband but the speculations are baseless. Brooke is currently focusing on her career.
Brooke has presented herself as a strong promoter of plus size fashion. Her weight loss has been a subject of interest to many for years. She is an inspiration to many plus-sized American women.