If you were a fan of the popular lifetime series, Drop Dead Diva, then you will definitely know Brooke Elliott. However, if you somehow missed out on the hit comedy/legal drama, then introductions are in order. Brooke Elliott is an accomplished theatrical actress who has gone on to become a popular Hollywood star. She has featured in several movies and TV series but is however most popular for her role as Jane Bingum on the TV series, Drop Dead Diva. Elliott’s portrayal of the brilliant and fashion-conscious attorney fetched her several awards and has ensured that she will remain evergreen in Hollywood.
Brooke Elliott Biography
Brooke Kathleen Elliott was born on the 16th of November 1974 in Fridley, Minnesota. Her father’s name is Robert while her mother’s name is Kathleen Elliott. The actress also has two siblings comprising of a brother named Adam and a sister named Jamie Alexander. Elliott spent her formative years in different cities, such as Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, and first exhibited an amazing singing talent when she was just three. She, therefore, grabbed any performing opportunity that came her way. The actress attended the Gabriel Richard Catholic High School and took part in several school productions including Richard III and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After receiving her diploma in 1993, Elliott proceeded to study musical performance at Western Michigan University. She graduated with her BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in 1998.
Movies and TV Shows
Brooke Elliott commenced her professional career with the stage combat theatre company, Babes with Blades, in 1999. The group specialised in choreographed fights and the Riverview native got to do hand to hand combat, punching, Aikido rolls, and hair-pulling. From stage combat, Elliott was able to land theatrical roles in Beauty and the Beast (which toured the U.S.) and Wicked (which toured North America). She also originated roles in several Broadway plays including Taboo (2003) and The Pirate Queen (2007). Brooke Elliott made her Hollywood debut in the 2000 rom-com, What Women Want. What Women Want revolved around a charismatic Ad executive, Nick, who develops an ability to hear the thoughts of women. He thus uses it to his utmost advantage before realising the error of his ways. The movie featured A-listers such as Helena Hunting and Mel Gibson while Elliott had a small part as the woman in the park. Since this humble debut, Elliott has gone on to appear in indie films such as Nesting Doll and Trew Calling.
On the small screens, Brooke Elliott has featured in TV shows such as Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Upper Middle Bogen and Drop Dead Diva. Drop Dead Diva is a lifetime series about a beautiful but superficial model, Deb, who dies in a car accident. She later returns to earth in the body of a brilliant and plus-sized lawyer, Jane, who was killed in a shooting incident. Deb is forced to learn valuable life lessons whilst living in Jane’s body. Drop Dead Diva ran from 2009 to 2014 with Elliott playing the leading role of Deb/Jane. Her portrayal of the role not only fetched her rave reviews but also several awards. They include the 2010 Gracie Award for female rising star in a comedy series and the 2011 Women’s Image Network Award for best actress in a comedy series.
Brooke Elliott’s Husband, Is She Married?
Brooke Elliott has never been married and as such, there is no husband in the picture. Additionally, the actress firmly believes in keeping her private life private. There has therefore not been any rumours romantically linking her to a co-star or any other individual for that matter. It is, therefore, possible that she does not have a boyfriend. It is also very much possible that the Riverview native has a beau but is choosing to keep him all to herself.
Elliot is 5 feet 5 inches tall (1.65m) and her weight is given as 82 kg or 181 lbs. Her hair colour is dark brown while her eye colour is light brown. Other additional measurements are chest – 41 inches (104cm), waist – 36 inches (91cm) and hips – 39 inches (99cm). Elliot is one of the most popular plus-size actresses in Hollywood, and she does not shy away from spreading body-positivity messages. The actress believes that beauty is beauty no matter your size. She also believes that you do not have to be a size zero in order to like yourself or your body.