Brooke Elizabeth Burns was born in Dallas, Texas on March 16 1978. She is the daughter of Betsy, a homemaker and Brad who works in health care. Brooke has two sisters and was a ballet dancer for twelve years during her childhood. She started modeling when she was fifteen after a skiing accident tore her anterior cruciate ligament. When Brooke was sixteen she and her family moved to Europe. They lived in Paris, Milan and Germany.
Brooke is an American fashion model and actress. One of her most popular roles was on Baywatch and then on Baywatch Hawaii. Brooke has also co-starred on the television series Miss Guided and hosted the game show Hole in the Wall. From 1998 to 2001 Brooke starred in the very popular television series Baywatch and played the character Jessie Owens. She also starred in the prime time soap opera Shore, which ran from 2004 to 2005 and had a total of twenty one episodes. There was a supporting role in the canceled series Pepper Dennis.
Brooke has had roles in Ally McBeal, Just Shoot Me!, Out of the Blue, To Tell the Truth, Death to the Supermodels and Average Joe: Hawaii. There was an American version of Dog Eat Dog that ran for two American summer seasons in 2002 and 2003 and Brooke was the hostess of the show. Mortal Kombat saw Brooke playing an ambitious young trainee in the series. For the film Shallow Hall, a part was written just for Brooke after she had auditioned for the Farrelly Brothers. In 2006 Brooke appeared in Trophy Wife a made for television film.
Currently Brooke is co-hosted the series Hole in the Wall with Mark Thompson and has co-starred with Henry Winkler in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. 2009 saw Brooke play the role of Vanessa, the wife of Dr Michael Mancini and the mother of his five year old son named Noah, in Melrose Place.