Mostly Credited As: Brooke Baumer
Country Of Birth: USA
A former dancer for 18 years, Brooke began performing at the age of 2. The acting bug bit her, though, at the age of 8. Throughout grammar school, junior high, and high school, she took as many drama classes as possible and appeared in numerous productions, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Once Upon a Mattress and The Music Man (a role she performed with a raging fever and severe case of bronchitis). Brooke took a brief hiatus from acting during her college years at The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a degree in journalism, Brooke returned to her hometown of Houston and set out to be the next PR/marketing dynamo. She went to work for one of the city’s most well-known PR firms as an Assistant Account Executive, and later became the Marketing Director for KHMX-FM radio in Houston. During her stint at the radio station, she began doing voiceover work and the acting bug returned…and even stronger!
In the mid-1990s, Brooke re-launched her acting career, appearing in numerous regional theatre productions, including Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart, Hay Fever, Stonewall Jackson’s House, Durang! Durang!, and Return Engagements. In 1999, she made the brave leap to quit her “day job” as the Senior Account Manager at another well-known PR firm and take a stab at Hollywood. So, with Brooke behind the wheel of a gigantic U-Haul truck, and her mother driving Brooke’s car, the two set out for a three-day journey to a new life in L.A. A true Capricorn, Brooke immediately immersed herself in learning as much about show biz as possible -- from doing extra work to finding an acting coach to taking workshops to mastering the art of “mailings.” Her business skills and hard work paid off. Her first TV appearance came in 2001 on the hit soap opera, Passions, where she appeared opposite a pair of hands (no lie!). She later landed parts on other well-known shows, including Monk, The West Wing, Boston Public and Taste (a sitcom pilot). Other credits include numerous national commercials and independent films. Brooke is also a dedicated member of Theatre Neo and Company of Angels, and regularly keeps her skills sharp by appearing on Los Angeles stages. Audiences have lauded her performances in The Waiting Room, The Sugar Bean Sisters, Lion in the Streets, and Passed Hordes. She is most proud of her hilarious, critically acclaimed, one-woman show, ‘Maid to Love, which chronicles Brooke’s life as a never-ending bridesmaid. She loves show business and looks forward to continued success in the years to come.