- Brooke Burns
name = Brooke Burns
birthdate = birth date and age|1978|3|16
birthplace = city-state|Dallas|Texas
Film, television actress
Brooke Elizabeth Burns (born
March 16, 1978) is an American actressand former fashion model, perhaps best known for her role on " Baywatch" and "Baywatch Hawaii". She co-starred in the ABC television series " Miss Guided".
Burns was born in
Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Betsy (née Davis), a homemaker, and Brad Thomas Burns, who worked in health care. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/70/Brooke-Burns.html Brooke Burns Biography (1977?-) ] ] Burns has two sisters. She was a ballet dancer for twelve years during childhood and started modeling at age fifteen after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament from a skiing accident.Citation|last=Aguilar|first=Candice|title=Brooke Burns Interview|newspaper=U. Magazine|pages=6-7|year=2008|date=Summer 2008|url=http://read.umagazine.com/showmag.php?mid=gwhgr#/page8/|accessdate= 2008-07-04] At age 16, Burns and her family moved to Europe, where she later lived in Paris, Milan, and Germany.
From 1998 to 2001, Burns starred in "
Baywatch" as the character Jessie Owens. Burns starred in "North Shore", a prime-time soap operaon Foxthat consisted of 21 episodes which ran from June 14, 2004through January 13, 2005. In 2006, she had a supporting role on the defunct WB series " Pepper Dennis" playing Kathy Dinkle.
Burns appeared on "
Ally McBeal", " Just Shoot Me!", "Out of the Blue", " To Tell the Truth", " Death to the Supermodels", and "Average Joe: Hawaii". She hosted the short-lived American version of the "Dog Eat Dog" game show for two summer seasons in 2002 and 2003, in which she often would wear a bikini during the show opening. In " Mortal Kombat Conquest", she played an ambitious young trainee of one the protagonists.
In 2001, she appeared as
Vicki Valein one of several "Batman" commercials for OnStar, opposite Bruce Thomas' Batman, reprising the role made famous by Kim Basingerin the 1989 Tim Burton-directed "Batman" film. For her minor role in the 2001 film " Shallow Hal", the Farrelly brotherswrote a specific part for Burns after her audition. She also appeared in the made-for-television Lifetimefilm, "Trophy Wife" in 2006.
2008 Brooke was the lead in "Trial by Fire" about a female ex-firefighter turned fire jumper. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004786/]
Burns was once married to
Julian McMahon(1999-2001) and the two have a daughter - Madison Elizabeth - who was born in June 2000. [ [http://www.celebritywonder.com/html/brookeburns.html "CelebrityWonder.com" Profile - Brooke Burns] . Accessed July 4, 2008] She was also briefly engaged to Bruce Willisfor part of 2003 until June 2, 2004. Burns currently resides in Los Angeles.
In November 2005, Burns broke a bone in her neck after diving into a pool at her home. A friend, an ex-firefighter, found her, stabilized her neck, and called an ambulance. As a result of the injury, she has a titanium fusion in her neck comprising a plate, rod, and ten screws.
She smokes cigars, and has appeared on the cover of "Smoke Magazine"'s Winter 2007/2008 edition. [ [http://www.smokemag.com/1207/cover.htm "Brooke Burns: So hot she burns" excerpts from "Smoke Magazine", Winter 2007/2008] . Accessed July 4, 2008]
Burns was named #31 on the "
Maxim" magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. [ [http://www.amiannoying.com/(S(mr4mqn45qac3edalu4mumiag))/collection.aspx?collection=4225 "Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women (2005)" at AmIAnnoying.com] . Accessed July 4, 2008]
While Burns was a part of "Baywatch", she and other actors from the show would teach kids how to swim and perform life guard duties. More recently, Burns mentors for Penny Lane, a home for abused children.
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