Brooke Lyons

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Brooke Lyons
Born(1980-11-08) November 8, 1980 (age 34)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma materYale University
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Maximillian Antony Osswald (m. 2014)
ParentsJames R. Lyons (father)
Penny A. Sousa (mother)
Website
brookelyons.com
 
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Brooke Lyons
Born(1980-11-08) November 8, 1980 (age 34)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma materYale University
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Maximillian Antony Osswald (m. 2014)
ParentsJames R. Lyons (father)
Penny A. Sousa (mother)
Website
brookelyons.com

Brooke Lyons (born November 8, 1980)[1][2] is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Amy in the 2008 film Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and as Peach Landis in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

Early Life[edit]

Lyons was born in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of surgeon James R. Lyons and dancer Penny A. (née Sousa). She grew up in Fairfield and New Haven, Connecticut, and moved around to several other towns in the state.[3]

As a child she suffered from scoliosis, which debilitated her from a pursuing a career as a ballet dancer. Before being diagnosed, she studied dance at the Joffrey Ballet School of the Dance, New England Ballet School in Connecticut, Boston Ballet and traveled to France.[3] She wore a back brace throughout her time in the ninth grade.[4] She ultimately had surgery to correct her spine.[3] While she was freshman at Yale University, she founded the Connecticut Scoliosis Association[4] and wrote about her experiences with the disease in the book titled Scoliosis: Ascending the Curve.[5] The book was published before she began classes at Yale in 1999.[3]

While at Yale she majored in English literature and was a member of the "Arts and Letters" society Manuscript.[3]

Career[edit]

She then became interested in acting, receiving her first speaking role in the Neil Simon play Rumors.[6] She also worked in the productions The Maids and Heartbreak House. She received additional acting training at The Groundlings in Los Angeles.[3]

Beginning in 2004, Lyons appeared in the television series American Dreams, That's So Raven, The Starter Wife, and Desperate Housewives, and has had recurring roles in 2 Broke Girls and Jane by Design.[6]

In film, her most notable acting role to date was as Amy in the 2008 film Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. She also appeared in the films The Trap (2005), Protecting the King (2007), and Dark Reel (2008).

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Trap, TheThe TrapErica
2007Protecting the KingMonica
2007X's & O'sHazel
2008Welcome Home Roscoe JenkinsAmy
2008American Mall, TheThe American MallDoriTelevision film
2008Dark ReelTanya Kismen
2009Morning After, TheThe Morning AfterKristenShort film
2009Inner Circle, TheThe Inner CircleSarah Lambert
2009Good: The Green HotelConcierge (voice)Video short
2010Real Break-Up, AA Real Break-UpSarahShort film
2010Beautiful BoyTV reporter voice
2012To SonnetsShort film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004American DreamsErinEpisode: "A Clear and Present Danger"
2006That's So RavenNikki LoganEpisode: "Unhappy Medium"
2008Starter Wife, TheThe Starter WifeEdieEpisode: "Mollywood"
2009Desperate HousewivesCandaceEpisode: "Never Judge a Lady by Her Lover"
2010Important Things with Demetri MartinHelenEpisode: "Strategy"
2011Law & Order: LAGreta ThomasEpisode: "Benedict Canyon"
2011Love BitesCobyEpisode: "Keep on Truckin'"
2011–20122 Broke GirlsPeach Landis6 episodes
2012Jane by DesignBirdie4 episodes
2012Sullivan & SonAshleyEpisode: "Pilot: Last, Best, and Final"
2012Royal PainsTalia ClarkeEpisode: "Something Fishy This Way Comes"
2013Crazy Ones, TheThe Crazy OnesNancyEpisode: "Sixteen-Inch Softball"
2013PsychElisaEpisode: "Psych: The Musical"
2014Two and a Half MenGwenEpisode: "Baseball. Boobs. Boobs. Baseball."
2014Anger ManagementDr. EverheartEpisode: "Charlie and Jordan Go to Prison"
2014Friends with Better LivesLindaEpisode: "Something New"
2014DeadbeatBloody MaryEpisode: "Raising the Dead"
Web series
YearTitleRoleNotes
2010DateaHuman.comRuthie6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ it's my birthday!... Brooke Lyons' official Twitter account
  2. ^ Tweet from Brooke Lyons' official Twitter account, stating birth year on IMDb is factual
  3. ^ a b c d e f Grandjean, Patricia (October 2008). "Q&A: Brooke Lyons". Connecticut Magazine. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Hunter, Felcia (October 18–25, 1999). "Student seeks to raise awareness about scoliosis through book". Yale Bulletin and Calendar, Volume 28, Number 9. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Scoliosis: Ascending the Curve - Brooke Lyons, Oheneba Boachie ..., Google Books
  6. ^ a b Fasehum, Sola (September 13, 2011). "Brooke Lyons: A star is born.". Campus Circle. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 

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