Brooke Burke Charvet (born Brooke Lisa Burke; 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). Burke was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She is the oldest of nine children born to Donna and George Burke. Burke's mother was adopted. Burke's ancestry includes French, Irish, and Portuguese (her maternal grandfather was Portuguese). Burke was raised 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, and later studied broadcast journalism. She appeared in men's magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Playboy and FHM.
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