BROOKE BURKE Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Brooke Burke was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. brooke burke exotic, original looks can be attributed to brooke burke family’s heritage, which blends brooke burke French/Irish father with brooke burke Portuguese/Irish mother. The middle child of 7 siblings (with 3 older sisters and 3 younger brothers), brooke burke wanted to pursue an atypical career – but never dreamt of becoming an entertainment media figure.


The aspiring rock band drummer got brooke burke start in entertainment after brooke burke was noticed for brooke burke stunning good looks. brooke burke was accompanying a friend to a modeling agency, when brooke burke was the one who was immediately noticed by a talent scout. The former beauty pageant winner decided to pursue a modeling career. brooke burke beauty pageant experience led brooke burke to become a print model by the age of 18, in everything from magazine covers and billboards to swimsuit calendars. brooke burke garnered an acting scholarship and headed to Los Angeles where brooke burke would spend most of brooke burke time as a broadcast journalism student at UCLA (brooke burke was now interested in communications). But brooke burke studies were not brooke burke full-time job, as brooke burke also spent brooke burke free time behind the camera as a model.


Becoming a high-profile model would not be difficult after having signed with modeling agencies such as Ford, Wilhelmina and Cunningham-Escott-Dipene. brooke burke was ready to add up to a dozen magazine covers to brooke burke resumé, not to mention several television commercials, namely, the Bally Total Fitness commercials (as the “beautiful body"), Discover Card commercials (as Derek Jeter’s dream date), and commercials for Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch and M Professional Cosmetics.


When E! was searching for a replacement for its show Wild On, a swimwear company that brooke burke worked for recommended brooke burke to the entertainment network. After the encouragement of a friend of hers, brooke burke went for a casual meeting and interview with E!, which led to a trial show in Spain. E! was looking for a spontaneous, personable and down to earth person, and since brooke burke fit the bill perfectly, brooke burke was signed to a three-year contract with the network as host of the travel show, Wild On. When brooke burke’s not traveling to the most exotic places in the world, brooke burke enjoys staying home with brooke burke pets and husband, a plastic surgeon named Garth Fisher.


Burke is currently shooting the third season of “Wild On,” which takes viewers to some of the hottest, most exotic places around the world, showcasing popular travel destinations, wild parties, the best beaches and most unique and secluded locales. “The sun is always shining somewhere in the world, and that’s where we go,” says Burke, who has already been to Spain, the Mayan Riviera, Belize and Aruba. “Some of my favorite activities have been shark diving, riding the rapids, crocodile feeding in the Black River in Jamaica, and skydiving.”


Rated the second highest show on the network, “Wild On” continues to expose Burke to a variety of cultures, people, food and personal challenges. “The only thing I’ve refused to do is go on a lobster dive. I have a bug phobia and they remind me too much of bugs,” says Burke, whose introduction onto the show was a shoot in Spain to participate in La Tomatina – the tomato war. “It’s the world’s largest food fight you can imagine with forty thousand drunken Spaniards and one hundred and twenty tons of tomatoes.”


“Wild On” airs six nights a week at midnight, with two new segments a month premiering on Saturdays at 11:00pm. As evidence of Burke’s emerging popularity and fan base, brooke burke gets the fourth most hits on E! Online (after Britney Spears, Fashion Emergency and Howard Stern), and brooke burke was recently selected as one of three women in the world to be photographed for a 2002 At A Glance Calendar.


Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Burke never envisioned herself in the entertainment industry. “When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band,” says Burke, whose French, Irish and Portuguese descent make up brooke burke stunningly exotic look. While accompanying a high school friend to a modeling agency in Scottsdale, Arizona, brooke burke was discovered by a talent scout who happened to be there.


After pursuing modeling near brooke burke hometown and going on to win an acting scholarship, Burke moved to Los Angeles where brooke burke studied broadcast journalism at UCLA. In between classes during her first year at school, Burke signed with the industry’s highest profile agencies including Ford, Wilhelmina, and Cunningham-Escott-Dipene. In addition to gracing dozens of magazine covers, billboards, swimsuit editorials, catalogues and posters, Burke has also starred in a string of popular commercials. brooke burke is the “beautiful body” in the Bally’s Total Fitness commercials as well as Yankee’s shortstop, Derek Jeter’s dream date for Discover Card.


Her other credits include Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, and M Professional Cosmetics. Although brooke burke kept busy and content with modeling, Burke took an interview with E! Entertainment on the insistence of a friend. The producers were looking for a real person that could go to exotic locations, interact with the people, and be spontaneous. brooke burke had a very casual meeting with them, which led to a trial show that they all loved. Before brooke burke knew it, brooke burke had signed a three year deal and was packing her suitcases.
During the fifteen days a month brooke burke spends at home in Los Angeles, Burke enjoys doing pilates and yoga, taking long walks, scuba diving, horseback riding, reading psychology books, cooking holiday meals and going to see movies and plays. brooke burke is also regularly volunteers brooke burke time to work with such charitable organizations as Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Despite brooke burke hectic schedule, however, Burke is obviously not adverse to new challenges. “I never intended to make the cross-over from modeling to hosting, let alone acting, but when an incredible opportunity comes along, I’m up for it.” And the sky’s the limit for this gorgeous and talented ingenue for whom film, television and modeling doors continue to open in brooke burke path.