Brooke Elliott

10 Fun Facts About Brooke Elliott of ‘Drop Dead Diva’

10 Fun Facts About Brooke Elliott of ‘Drop Dead Diva’
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Drop Dead Diva returned Sunday for a fourth season on Lifetime. The episode, titled “Welcome Back,” began with Jane [Brooke Elliot] in a cafe in Italy writing emails to her friends at home.

We often know more about a character on television than we know about the celebrity playing that characters. Here are 10 fun facts about Brooke Elliott, the star of Drop Dead Diva.

  1. She’s 37 years old (born November 16,1974)
  2. She was born in Fridley, Minnesota. Her family moved on several occasions, first to Blaine, Minnesota, and then out of state to Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois until settling in Riverview, Michigan
  3. Before appearing on television, she acted in musical theatre.
  4. Brooke has one sister (Jamie Alexander) and one brother (Adam Elliott).
  5. Brooke went on to Western Michigan University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance in 1998.
  6. She worked at a 1950s themed restaurant where she had to dance on the tables to music every hour.
  7. She credits Rosie O’Donnell with getting her first Broadway alongside Boy George in Taboo.
  8. Her first on screen role was in the Mel Gibson film What Women Want in 2000.
  9. In 2009 she was cast as main character Jane Bingum on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva because she could do comedy and drama.
  10. As an advocate for the plus community she’s been quoted saying, “The majority of women in America look like me. It’s one of the things I love about the show.”

Watch Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime every Sunday at 9:00pm Eastern Time.

View Comments (2)


  1. Frederick

    April 9, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    She’s not “plus” size. She’s just normal. And gorgeous!

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