A Baton Rouge native, I first caught the acting bug while portraying “Lazy Mary” in Kindergarten. I had to walk around in a blue silky nightgown and pretend to be sleepy. It was the closest I’ve gotten to this date to playing Blanche DuBois. But as a Leo with a Gemini rising, I have been anything but a lazy Mary. I spent much of my childhood sweating away in the Louisiana humidity while doing rigorous trampoline rehearsals, puppet shows and dance performances...which only my Pomeranian Matthew and Peek-a-Poo Sniffy attended. I decided to take my shows on the road - enlisting (or forcing, some may argue) some new friends in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina to perform with me. That soon landed my friends and I greater audiences who watched us re-enact the iconic final scene from Dirty Dancing...just a stone's throw from where the original Dirty Dancing was filmed in Lake Lure! Enough with the childhood stuff. You get the point: I was a wacky kid with a lot of energy and a passion to perform. And, that hasn't changed a damn bit.
Some of my television credits include Co-Star roles on the season 9 premiere of Blue Boods, Law and Order SVU (Seasons 12 & 14), Cinemax's Quarry and ABC's What Would You Do? I returned to my Louisiana roots for supporting role in the feature film The Runner starring Nicholas Cage and Sarah Paulson and represented my current Jersey roots with a supporting role in The Girl Who Invented Kissing starring Dash Mihok, Vincent Piazza and Suki Waterhouse. (How's that for obnoxious name dropping?) I have also appeared in several indie films including Trust Me, I'm a Lifeguard, Blue Bags Float in Salt Water, Three Grand Souls, Hudson and Jersey Shore Massacre.
I continue to improv, improve (with the help of my rescue Pomeranians Annie and Archer) and create my own projects including:
SHYFT Ride Share Gone Wrong. Hitting the festival circuit currently! Shyft was co-written by Brooke and Harinder Sood and directed by Jennifer Plotzke. Brooke won BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SHORT SHORT at the Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC in October, 2019 and “Shyft” got RUNNER UP for BEST SHORT SHORT at the Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival March 2018, Jersey City, NJ.
PHAT GIRL COSTUMES One Big Girl. A TON of Costumes. Brooke's solo show premiered in Fall 2017 as part of Emerging Artist Theatre's New Works Series under the direction of Brian Lady. Brooke examines her struggles with body acceptance and finding her inner PHAT girl (PHAT: Pretty Hot And Tempting) by revisiting Halloween costumes of yore in this heartfelt and humorous TED talk meets story telling show.
PAGEANT POM MOM There's a Beauty Pageant Winner in All of Us. This webseries created by Brooke based on her sketch character Rowena Singh with the help of her late senior rescue Pomeranians Precious and Kibbles is currently playing on YouTube. It's Best in Show meets Toddlers & Tiaras, combining improv and mockumentary style with a heartfelt message. Pageant Pom Mom has currently raised nearly $1000 for NJ, LA and NC rescue groups. You can watch it HERE
When I am asked the CRAZY question, “You’re an actor, so what do you do, really?” I respond, “What DON'T I do?” I am, after all a Leo with Gemini rising - and I sure as hell ain’t* a Lazy Mary!
*I know “ain’t” ain’t proper English but it just fit there.
Me circa 1980 something being “extra” (before “extra” was a thing) on a riding lawnmower.
My production company Fluffy Butt Productions was founded in 2013 with the web series starring my late rescue dogs “Pageant Pom Mom”. Fluffy Butt Productions. Crazy name, huh? Well, I love dogs so much that I scream when I see their fluffy butt shake from a mile away. And, that's the same feeling I get when I perform and create. An odd name, yes. But, a lot of heart...and sometimes a lot of fluff behind all of our productions.