Brooke grew up in Connecticut, where she spent her childhood riding horses in the English style, wearing penny loafers in an un-ironic manner and, as Scorpios are wont to do, pondering the mysteries of existence.
A gifted ballet dancer, she studied at Manhattan’s Joffrey Ballet School, the Boston Ballet and Rosella Hightower’s school in Cannes, France. By sixteen, she was a company member at New England Ballet, where she danced principal roles including Juliet in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and the title role in Stravinsky’s Firebird.
As an English major at Yale University, Brooke developed a taste for Romantic poetry, 19th century novels and soy chai lattes, as well as a fascination with the rabbit hole that is theater. It was there that she cut her teeth on a broad spectrum of plays including Neil Simon’s Rumors, George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House, and Jean Genet’s The Maids. Currently Brooke resides in Los Angeles, where she acts in television and film and writes for HelloGiggles, Move LifeStyle and The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. For a detailed look at her work, please click here.