Career and Short Biography of Brooke Burns

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A classic, dynamic beauty with a vibrant laugh and magnetic personality, Brooke Burns stars as Lisa Germain in the ABC comedy, Miss Guided. On the big screen, burns starred in Shallow Hal, opposite Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, and in Smokejumpers alongside Ern Karpluk and Rick Ravanello. Other film credits include the role of Jan Lambert in Single White Female 2: The Psycho, opposite Allison Lange and Todd Babcock.


Her television career includes North Shore alongside Beverly Hills star Shannon Doherty and Jay Kenneth Johnson, Pepper Dennis, opposite Rebecca Romjin, Ally McBeal, with Calista Flockhart, as well as Just Shoot Me. She also played the role of Jessie Owens on Baywatch. Burns hosted the American Version of the Dog Eat Dog game show for two summer seasons in 2002 and 2003, for which she was nominated for a teen choice awards. She got into serious acting in 1996, when she played the role of Peg in Out of the Blue.

A Southern belle, Burns was born in Texas. The middle child of three siblings, Burns learned solid family values from her supportive parents. Her mother encouraged her from a young age to pursue her dream to become an actress and a dancer. Since kindergarten, she wanted to become a ballerina. As a teenager, she showed great promise as a professional ballet dancer, but after a ski accident, her career ended abruptly. Therefore, she turned to other activities, such as athletics and swimming.

In 2005, Burns suffered a life threatening accident while diving into a swimming pool in Los Angeles, breaking her neck and injuring her body from her chin to her chest. The incident almost left her paralysed, but through the help and support of her friends and family she returned to acting.

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