Brooke Nevin is a Canadian actress and regular television face who started out as a teenage actress in the late 1990s but is now known in the entertainment industry for her performances on both large and small screens.
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Brooke Candice Nevin was born in Toronto, Ontario on December 22, 1982, the daughter of her parents Monique (Nicky) and Robert (Bob) Nevin. The retired professional hockey player played for four teams, including the New York Rangers (as captain), the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings. She grew up alongside her younger sister Kaleigh, who is also an actress.
The talented actress longed for the limelight from an early age. Her energies were initially focused on dance and music. At the young age of four, she enrolled in dance classes where she learned tap dance, jazz, and ballet before honing her musical skills in flute and piano. Brooke attended Leaside High School in Toronto. She was an active member of her school’s choir and the East York Youth Choir, where she participated in school performances, community theater, and talent shows before moving from the local stage to the big screen. Her career in Hollywood got off to a somewhat bumpy start, however.
Brooke Nevin debuted on-screen with smaller roles in shows, some of which were canceled due to low ratings and never made it to television. Her first rise to prominence came in 1998, however, when she joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s live-action teen series Animorphs, playing fashion gymnast Rachel Berenson. Through hard work, Brooke has made her mark over the years with appearances on numerous popular television shows in various roles such as Katherine in “Supernatural” (2005), Buffy Sanders in “Smallville” (2005), Tricia Hale in “Grey’s Anatomy” (2007), Nikki Hudson in “The 4400” (2004), Amanda in “How I Met Your Mother” (2010), Sonja Lester/Sonja in “Call Me Fitz” (2010) and Julianne in “A&E’s Breakout Kings” (2011).
Some of her most popular films are Running Wild (1998) as Angela Robinson, A Very Cool Christmas (2004) as Lindsay Dearborn, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006) as Amber Williams and The Comebacks (2007) as Michelle Fields.
The very talented, smart, and strong character, who seems to be a Sci-Fi genre fan, has no less than 20 screen roles on her resume. In 1999, the leading role in the Showtime film Running Wild earned her a nomination for the Young Artist Award for the best performance of a young supporting actress in a TV movie, mini-series or series.
She once took a short break from acting to enroll in a school where she spent time studying other aspects of show business such as editing and filmmaking.
5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about Brooke Nevin
- Body Measurements and Size
Brooke Nevin is not one of your biggest or smallest actresses. She is 5ft 4 ½ (163.8 cm) tall and weighs 116 lbs (52.6 kg). The attractive actress in the hourglass shape has brown eyes and blonde hair. With body measurements of 34-27-36 and bra size 34B, she has maintained a slim build over the years.
Brooke also speaks and writes fluent French. When she was in the sixth grade at Leaside High School, she switched from the school’s gifted program to the French Immersion program, where almost all of her classes were taught in French.
- Passion for Arts
In addition to her photographic skills, Brooke is also a lover of the visual arts and used to paint and draw a lot. As it became time-consuming and difficult to travel with her art materials, Brooke, who has always had an interest in photography, conveniently “changed” props by putting down a brush and picking up a camera.
She uses her photographic skills as a volunteer for the Heart Gallery Los Angeles for the Children’s Action Network. Her favorite color(s) are pink and red.
- Charity Works
Brooke is actively involved in charitable causes. In addition to her volunteer work for The Heart Gallery Los Angeles for the Children’s Action Network, she supports the organization Saving Innocence, which works to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children and empowers survivors through long-term advocacy and mentoring. She is also a proud contributor to A Sense of Home, which is changing the lives of foster youths who have “served their time” as a community by creating a home for them.
Brooke Nevin may now be single, but she had a relationship with Michael Traynor, a Hollywood actor famous for Homefront.