The movement of people from one geographical location often one country to another otherwise known as migration is a global phenomenon with pros and cons. One of the pros is the fact that migrants bring to their new location their talents which if well harnessed can be to the benefit of their new location. One of such people who have successfully done this is the Canadian actress Brooke D’Orsay who has not only found fame in her native country of Canada but the United States of America. She is mostly known for the work she did on 6teen, King’s Ransom and Two and a Half Men. To learn more about how Brooke D’orsay came to be a household name, keep reading.
Brooke D’orsay’s Biography
William and Jackie D’Orsay on the 17th of February in 1982 welcomed to the world their daughter Brooke D’Orsay; she was given birth to in Ontario, Canada. Regardless of the fame she enjoys, D’Orsay has found a way to keep her private life very private, as a result of this not much is known of her family or the type of life she had as a child. It is however known that her parents worked for the same university; her father lectured while her mother worked as a lab assistant in the Chemistry department. Her family can trace their ancestry to being a part of the French ethnoreligious protestant group who are called Huguenots, they settled in Canada in the 17th Century circa 1624.
One of the many things that is also not known about her is the schools where she got her formal education.
Acting Career: Movies And TV Shows
Even as a child Brooke D’Orsay had always loved to act; she was part of theatre performances as a child and always acted in school plays. But her first major acting gig came in 2001 when at the age of nineteen she was cast as Jennifer Kruz in the movie, Why Can’t I Be a Movie Star? Although this was not a big movie, it was big enough to get her more roles in the film industry. Her next role in a movie was an uncredited one and it was in a short film.
Her other appearances in films are, The Republic of Love, 19 Months, Fortune’s Sweet Kiss, King’s Ransom, Room 10, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, It’s a Boy Girl Thing among many other films. King’s Ransom where she played the role of Brooke Mayo can be considered as her most popular film. She also appeared in Christmas In Love, a Television movie.
The bulk of D’Orsay’s acting career is the work she has done on television shows. A year after she had her first movie role, Brooke D’Orsay was cast in the medical television show, Doc she only acted in one episode.
Subsequently, the actress then had smaller roles in other television series for two years until in 2004 when she as cast as Felicity Fury in the children television show, Ace Lightning only in four episodes. That was the year she got the opportunity to deliver her biggest performance of all time in 6teen which also happens to be animated. On the show, she voiced the character, Caitlin Cooke. D’Orsay was on the show for the entire period it aired. Her next major work on a television show was on Happy Hour where she played the role of Heather Hanson and appeared in 14 episodes.
Brooke D’Orsay in 2010 was cast as Paige Collins on the USA Network produced show Royal Pains, she was a regular member of the cast from the fourth to the eight seasons, prior to that she had a recurring appearance in the second to the third season. Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Gary Unmarried, Drop Dead Diva, How I Met Your Mother, Medical Investigation are some of the many television series she has worked on.
Facts About Brooke D’Orsay
• It is estimated that Brooke D’Orsay has a net worth of $3 million.
• It is believed that this actress was in a relationship with Greg Coolidge who is also an actor.
• D’Orsay stands at a height of 5 ft 9 inches while weighing 50 kg.
• This actress has an account on the social media website Instagram where she has over fourteen thousand followers, although she rarely posts anything about her personal life on the site you can keep up with updates on her professional life.
• D’Orsay has received nominations for two awards. One was from the DVD Exclusive awards for her performance in the 2004 film The Skulls III. The other was for her acting in 6teen and it was from the Gemini awards.