Brooklyn Sudano

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Brooklyn Sudano
BornLos Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationChrist Presbyterian Academy
Alma materLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Years active2003
SpouseMike McGlafin (2006–present)
ParentsDonna Summer, Bruce Sudano
Website
brooklynsudano.com
 
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Brooklyn Sudano
BornLos Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationChrist Presbyterian Academy
Alma materLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Years active2003
SpouseMike McGlafin (2006–present)
ParentsDonna Summer, Bruce Sudano
Website
brooklynsudano.com

Brooklyn Sudano (born January 5, 1981)[1] is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for playing the role of Vanessa Scott on the ABC sitcom My Wife And Kids and Felicia on the tv series Cuts.[2] Sudano is the daughter of the late Grammy Award winning singer Donna Summer and songwriter Bruce Sudano.[3] She is also the older sister of Amanda Sudano of the music duo Johnnyswim.

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Early Life

Sudano was born in Los Angeles, California to Grammy Award winning singer Donna Summer and songwriter Bruce Sudano.[4] She has a younger sister, singer-songwriter Amanda Sudano of Johnnyswim, and an older half-sister, Mimi Sommer from her mother's first marriage to Helmut Sommer.[5] She was in honor of her father's hometown of Brooklyn, New York.

Sudano spent the early part of her childhood on a 56-acre ranch in Thousand Oaks, California until her family moved to Connecticut when she was 10 years old.[6] When she was 14, her family relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.[7] Here, Sudano gravitated toward the arts and flourished. [8] She sang in the Gospel Choir at church.[9] Sudano and her sister's spent summers touring and singing backing vocals for their famous mother.[10] In her leisure, she studied dance and wrote songs.[11]

She attended high school at Christ Presbyterian Academy where she appeared in all the theater productions.[12] Sometimes Sudano accompanied her parents while they toured around the world, continuing her studies with tutors.[13] A distinguished student, she was valedictorian at her graduation.[14]

Upon graduation Sudano was accepted at to Brown, Duke and Georgetown University.[15] However she choose to remain close to home and attended Vanderbilt University. Sudano eventually left Vanderbilt to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.[16]

She was featured in her mother's song 'Brooklyn' on the record I'm a Rainbow.[17]

Career

Modelling

While Sudano was studying acting in New York, Sudano was spotted by a modelling agent and signed to the Ford Modeling Agency.[18] Sudano appeared in numerous advertizing campaigns in print and television, including Clairol, Clean & Clear and K-Mart.[19]

Acting

Brooklyn replaced Meagan Good as Vanessa Scott on My Wife and Kids. She is Junior's girlfriend and later wife, who first appears in the season finale of season 3 (played by Meagan Good). She continues as a regular cast member throughout the rest of the series five year run.

She also starred in the film adaptation of V. C. Andrews' novel Rain.

In addition to acting and some commercial modeling, Brooklyn has been fulfilling her other passion writing and performing her own music. She is currently working in the studio with Henry Hirsch (producer for Lenny Kravitz) in New York.

Her most recent TV appearance was in $#*! My Dad Says in early 2011.

Personal life

Sudano married her longtime boyfriend, Mike McGlaflin, on October 8, 2006. Sudano resides in Los Angeles.[20]

External links

References

  1. ^ "Brooklyn Sudano". Celebrity Profiles. SuperiorPics.com. http://www.superiorpics.com/brooklyn_sudano/. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Sudano". Celebrity Profiles. SuperiorPics.com. http://www.superiorpics.com/brooklyn_sudano/. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brooklyn Sudano Bio". Brooklyn Sudano. brooklynsudano.com. http://brooklynsudano.com/bio/. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Donna Summer, Queen of Disco Who Transcended the Era, Dies at 63". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/arts/music/donna-summer-queen-of-disco-dies-at-63.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  13. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  14. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  15. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  16. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  17. ^ Summer, Donna. "Brooklyn". I'm A Rainbow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzRfZWC5aBE. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  19. ^ Williams, Kam. "Rain: An Interview with Brooklyn Sudano". Blackfilm.com. http://www.blackfilm.com/20070525/features/brooklyn.shtml. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Meet Brooklyn Sudano, Donna Summer’s Daughter". Swanky Celebs. http://www.swankycelebs.com/2012/05/brooklyn-sudano-donna-summers-daughter/. Retrieved May 26. 2012.