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Brooke Lisa Burke Charvet (born September 8, 1971), better known by her maiden name, Brooke Burke, is an American actress, dancer, model and television personality. She is known for Rock Star (2005"2006), winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and for co-hosting Dancing With the Stars starting in 2010 (season ten).

Early life

Burke was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She is the youngest of two children born to Donna and George Burke. Burke's mother was adopted, the daughter of a Portuguese sailor. Her father is of French and Irish descent and left the family when she was two. She was raised by her Armenian stepfather in her mother's Jewish religion and is also raising her children Jewish. She attended both Sahuaro High School and Palo Verde High School in Tucson where she was homecoming queen in 1989. She later studied broadcast journalism.

Career

Television

She hosted Wild On! on the E! network from 1999"2002.

In 2001, Burke competed in the TV show host edition of The Weakest Link and was voted off in the second round.

In 2005 and 2006, Burke hosted the CBS summer reality show, Rock Star, a series in which aspiring singers competed to front a rock band.

Burke, along with Derek Hough as her partner, won season 7 of Dancing with the Stars. She later went on to replace Samantha Harris as co-host of the program. Burke began hosting season 10 of Dancing with the Stars alongside Tom Bergeron.

In 2009 Burke hosted NBC's pre-show for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Tiki Barber and Nancy O'Dell.

In August 2010, Burke hosted the third season of the TV Land series She's Got the Look, a modeling competition show for women over 35.

She co-hosted the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Miss America pageant with Chris Harrison.

Dancing with the Stars performances

On November 25, 2008, Brooke Burke & her partner Derek Hough won the competition, beating Superbowl Champion Warren Sapp & his partner Kym Johnson.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1, Night 1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" 7 8 8 Safe
1, Night 2 Quickstep/"Lover, Come Back to Me" 9 8 9 Safe
2 Paso Doble/"Palladio, First Movement" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Viennese Waltz/"Daughters" 9 10 9 Safe
4 Samba/"Hip Hip Chin Chin" 9 8 9 Safe
5 Jitterbug/"Don't Be Cruel" 10 9 10 Safe
6 Rumba/"No Air"
Old School Hip Hop/"It Takes Two
8
No
10*
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7 Foxtrot/"Lullaby of Birdland"
Group Paso Doble/ "Rocks"
10
10
10
9
10
10
Safe
8 Tango/"Tango Diabolo"
Mambo/ "Cuban Mambo"
10
9
8
9
10
9
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Jive/"The House is Rockin'"
Salsa/ "Barbarabatiri"
7
9
7
10
7
9
Safe
10
Finals
Samba/"Blame It On the Boogie"
Freestyle/"You're the One That I Want"
Viennese Waltz/"Daughters"
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
WON

Magazine appearances

She appeared in men's magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Playboy and FHM. In 2007, she was listed as one of Blender hottest women of film and TV.

Entrepreneuial ventures

In 2007, Burke started a company, Baboosh Baby, which offers wraps for pregnant women. The company's website features a blog from Burke about her children.

Books

Burke's first book, The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections, was published February 1, 2011, by New American Library. It features her reflections on motherhood, Hollywood, romance, and the challenges of creating a blended family.

Advertisements and videogames

She was the voice and face of Rachel Teller in Electronic Arts' video game Need for Speed: Underground 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'.

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. Burke has also landed roles in several television commercials for Discover Card, Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, M Professional Cosmetics, and Skechers.

Personal life

Burke has been married twice. Her first marriage was to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. They had two daughters together: Neriah and Sierra. Her marriage to actor David Charvet has produced one daughter (Rain) and one son (Shaya).

In 2011, Burke announced that she would be taking husband David Charvet's last name.

On November 8, 2012, Burke Charvet announced she had thyroid cancer and underwent surgery.

On December 12, 2012, Burke Charvet announced all cancer had been removed.



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