Hailing from the “horse capital of the nation,” Ocala, Florida, Brooke Newton was abducted at an early age by a childless band of cradle-robbing thoroughbreds, and raised as one of their own. Though she adapted well to their ways, they grew increasingly irked by her penchant for horsing around (which horses don’t actually like) and her stable of horse puns and jokes (“why the long face?”), and finally returned her to her human parents. From that moment on, her official factual bio began:
The same year she graduated with honors from high school, Brooke joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad, making the team at the age of 17 as the youngest cheerleader in the National Football League. As an official NFL ambassador, she traveled the world and supported multiple charitable endeavors.
Since shifting her full focus to film and television, Brooke has compiled over 50 acting credits. She played the iconic role of bad girl Colby Chandler as a series regular on All My Children, and has guest-starred in many hit shows, including Anger Management (FX), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Mad Men (AMC), Glee (FOX), Ray Donovan (SHOWTIME), The League (FX), Best Friends Whenever (Disney), About a Boy (NBC), Happy Endings (ABC), Gary Unmarried (CBS), and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS). One of the great thrills of her career was being directed one-on-one by David Fincher in her portrayal of a German-speaking musical artist in his HBO project, Video Synchronicity.
Brooke has also appeared in several feature films, including prominent roles in Knife Fight (Rob Lowe & Julie Bowen) and Little Fish Strange Pond (Zach Galifianakis & Matthew Modine). Other feature film credits include Sydney White, National Lampoon’s RoboDoc, Beyond the Trophy, EP/Executive Protection, AWOL-72, Jet Set, and Real Premonition.
Brooke is a trained dancer in a broad range of styles, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, African, and modern. She is an accomplished martial artist, with a black belt in tae kwon do, and extensive training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, grappling, capoeira, and krav maga. She is also experienced in horse riding, having competed in a variety of equestrian events.
Recent screen projects include the television movies Late Bloomer (PixL) and The Surrogate (Lifetime). She produced and stars in the short form series Winding Waters, currently submitted “for your consideration” for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.