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Biography for Brooke BurkeBrooke Lisa Burke (born sep. 8, 1971 (46 years ago)) is an American TV personality, model, and occasional dancer known for hosting Wild On! (1999–2002) and Rock Star (2005–2006) and for winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars.
Early yearsBurke was born as the first of nine children in Hartford, Connecticut to Donna and George Burke and was raised in Tucson, Arizona. Her mother is Jewish and she identifies herself as Jewish; she also has Irish, French, and Portuguese ancestry. She attended both Sahuaro High School and Palo Verde High School in Tucson, and later studied broadcast journalism at the University of California, Los Angeles.
CareerBurke worked as a model for Venus Swimwear and Frederick's of Hollywood. From 1999 (18 years ago) to 2002 (15 years ago), Burke became well-known while hosting Wild On!, a popular travel series on the E! Entertainment TV channel, replacing previous host Jules Asner. As part of the series, she traveled the world extensively, profiling many popular travel destinations. Burke first appeared nude during her early modeling career for the website BlueNudes, and most notably after gaining fame in the May 2001 (16 years ago) and Nov. 2004 (13 years ago) issues of Playboy. She also appeared in lad mags such as Maxim, Stuff, and FHM. In 2007 (10 years ago), she was listed as one of Blender's hottest women of movie and TV.
Burke has fronted infomercials promoting a Swiss ball video home fitness workout named Gunnar Peterson's Core Secrets, and appears in the first video of the series titled 20 Minute Full Body Workout. The infomercials have screened in New Zealand and Australia.
In 2005 (12 years ago) and 2006 (11 years ago), Burke hosted the CBS summer reality show Rock Star, an American Idol-like series in which aspiring singers competed to become either the frontman or frontwoman for a rock band.
She was the voice and face of "Rachel Teller" in Electronic Arts' video game Need For Speed: Underground (5 walls) 2, and asks the "People and Places" questions in the video game Trivial Pursuit Unhinged. Burke starred as a playable character in the Burger King advergaming title PocketBike Racer and in Big Bumpin'.
In 2007 (10 years ago), Burke started a company called Baboosh Baby, which offers wraps for pregnant women. The company's website features a blog from Burke about her children.
In 2009 (8 years ago), Burke hosted NBC's pre-show for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Tiki Barber and Nancy O'Dell.
Burke, along with Derek Hough as her partner, won Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars. Burke also starred in the TV show host edition of The Weakest Link.
Personal lifeIn 2001 (16 years ago), Burke married Dr. Garth Fisher, a plastic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They have two daughters together: Neriah (named after one of her best friends, Playmate Neriah Davis) and Sierra Sky. In 2005 (12 years ago), Fisher and Burke filed for divorce, and their divorce was finalized in 2006 (11 years ago).
On Aug. 21, 2006 (11 years ago), she announced that she was engaged to actor/singer David Charvet. They have two children together: a daughter named Heaven Rain (born Jan. 8, 2007 (10 years ago)) and a son named Shaya Braven (born Mar. 5, 2008 (9 years ago)).
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