Brooke Burke

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Brooke Burke
Brooke burke1.jpg
Burke in 2004
BornBrooke Lisa Burke
(1971-09-08) September 8, 1971 (age 42)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
OccupationActress, dancer, model, television personality, co-host
Years active1986–present
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight112 lb (51 kg)
Spouse(s)

Garth Fisher (2001–2005; divorced); two children

David Charvet (2011–present); two children
 
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Brooke Burke
Brooke burke1.jpg
Burke in 2004
BornBrooke Lisa Burke
(1971-09-08) September 8, 1971 (age 42)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
OccupationActress, dancer, model, television personality, co-host
Years active1986–present
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight112 lb (51 kg)
Spouse(s)

Garth Fisher (2001–2005; divorced); two children

David Charvet (2011–present); two children

Brooke Charvet[1] (born September 8, 1971),[2] better known by her maiden name, Brooke Burke,[3] 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 starting in 2010 (season ten).[4]

Early life[edit]

Brooke Lisa Burke was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona, the younger of two siblings born to Donna and George Burke.[5][6] Her father is of French and Irish descent[5][6][7] and left the family when she was two.[6]

She was thereafter raised by her Armenian stepfather[5] in her mother's Jewish religion[8] and is raising her children Jewish.[9][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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

She hosted Wild On! on the E! network from 1999–2002. 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, Burke hosted the CBS summer reality show, Rock Star, a series in which aspiring singers competed to front a rock band.

Burke, along with Derek Hough as her partner, won season 7 of Dancing with the Stars.[11][12] She later replaced Samantha Harris as co-host of the program.[13] Burke began hosting season 10 of Dancing with the Stars alongside Tom Bergeron.[14]

In 2009 Burke hosted NBC's pre-show for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Tiki Barber and Nancy O'Dell.[15]

In August 2010, Burke hosted the third season of the TV Land series She's Got the Look,[16] a modeling competition show for women over 35.[17] She co-hosted the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Miss America pageant with Chris Harrison.[18]

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

On November 25, 2008, Brooke Burke & her partner Derek Hough won the competition, beating Super Bowl Champion Warren Sapp & his partner Kym Johnson.

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1, Night 1Cha-Cha-Cha/"Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)"788Safe
1, Night 2Quickstep/"Lover, Come Back to Me"989Safe
2Paso Doble/"Palladio, First Movement"888Safe
3Viennese Waltz/"Daughters"9109Safe
4Samba/"Hip Hip Chin Chin"989Safe
5Jitterbug/"Don't Be Cruel"10910Safe
6Rumba/"No Air"
Old School Hip Hop/"It Takes Two
8
No
10*
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7Foxtrot/"Lullaby of Birdland"
Group Paso Doble/ "Rocks"
10
10
10
9
10
10
Safe
8Tango/"Tango Diabolo"
Mambo/ "Cuban Mambo"
10
9
8
9
10
9
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Jive/"The House is Rockin'"
Salsa/ "Barbarabatiri"
7
9
7
10
7
9
Safe
10
Finals
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[edit]

She 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[edit]

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.[19]

Books[edit]

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.[20]

Advertisements and videogames[edit]

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'.[21]

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[edit]

Burke has been married twice. Her first marriage was to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. They had two daughters together: Neriah and Sierra. Her marriage to actor David Charvet has produced one daughter (Heaven Rain, born 2007) and one son (Shaya Braven, born 2008).[22] In 2011, Burke announced that she would be taking husband David Charvet's last name.[23]

On November 8, 2012, Burke Charvet announced she had thyroid cancer and underwent surgery.[24]

On December 12, 2012, Burke Charvet announced all cancer had been removed.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brooke Burke takes new husband's name, now Brooke Burke-Charvet". Reality TV World. September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Celebrities: Brooke Burke". UsMagazine.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Shira, Dahvi (2011-09-19). "Brooke Burke Takes David Charvet's Name". People.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  4. ^ Strecker, Erin (2010-03-08). "'Dancing with the Stars': Brooke Burke is the new Samantha Harris | PopWatch | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  5. ^ a b c Energy Times: "Beautiful Brooke - Stunning as ever, the once-globetrotting model Brooke Burke now navigates motherhood with a world view of natural health" by Allan Richter, October 2009
  6. ^ a b c Esquire: "The Secret Life of a Beautiful Woman" by Mike Sager, April 1, 1999|"My mother was adopted so I didn’t get a lot of exposure culturally to my Portuguese heritage"
  7. ^ "Brooke Burke models sun safety" by Adele Slaughter, August 16, 2001
  8. ^ Interfaith Family: "Interfaith Celebrities: Kicking Off Football Season and the Emmy Awards" by Nate Bloom, September 16, 2008.
  9. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Brooke Burke answers reader's questions", February 19, 2008|"Garth's not Jewish, but I'm Jewish, and David's family is Jewish. We keep Shabbat, we celebrate all the high holidays ... my girls went to a Jewish school for all their early education. We're not religious, but we do keep all the traditions".
  10. ^ Estall, Lisa. "FAMEbaby exclusive interview part 1". Baby Center. Retrieved April 22, 2008. 
  11. ^ Rogers, Sarah (November 25, 2008). "'Dancing With the Stars': Brooke Burke voted Season 7 champion". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 25, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Brooke Burke Wins Dancing With The Stars – Season 7". Kicked Off TV. November 25, 2008. 
  13. ^ "'DWTS' Co-Host – Former Champ Brooke Burke Thrilled with New Job". National Ledger. March 9, 2010. Retrieved Mar 10, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Brooke Burke Is the New Co-Host of Dancing with the Stars - Dancing With the Stars : People.com". Tvwatch.people.com. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  15. ^ Stickney, R. L. (January 12, 2009). "Goin' to the Globes". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved February 4, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Brooke Burke to Host 'She's Got the Look'". ABC News. January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Brooke Burke to Join SGTL as New Host'". TV Land. January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  18. ^ Bobbin, Jay (2011-01-06). "There she is again: Brooke Burke, Chris Harrison welcome Miss America back to ABC". Zap2it. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  19. ^ Errico, Mike (February 2007). "Hottest Women of ... Film and TV!". Blender.com. 
  20. ^ "The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections: Brooke Burke: 9780451232335: ISBN 0-451-23233-X: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  21. ^ "Brooke TV Work!". Yuddy.com. February 2007. 
  22. ^ 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. 
  23. ^ "Brooke Burke Is Taking Hubby David Charvet's Name". people. people. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Brooke Burke: I have cancer". New York Post. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "Brooke Burke: All cancer was removed". people. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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Samantha Harris
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