• Born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1984, holds NZ nationality
• Appeared in 20+ movies and TV series, best known for starring in the biographical action adventure series "Spartacus"
• Attended Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and trained in the Globe Theatre, Acting for Screen and Mme Course
• Starred as Margot Bramwell in the crime comedy “Predicament” and as Maria in the action adventure drama “Slow West”
• Has earned a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree and a Royal Starr Film Festival Award for Best Actress Short
Who is Brooke Williams?
Brooke Williams was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 3 January 1984 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds New Zealand nationality. She’s an actress who’s appeared in over 20 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Aurelia, in the hit biographical action adventure series “Spartacus”. It was created by Steven S. DeKnight, starred Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless and Manu Bennett, and follows the gladiator Spartacus who rebelled against the Romans; the series aired from 2010 to 2012, and won four of the 20 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Brooke was raised alongside her brother Alan in Christchurch, by their parents Clare Elizabeth Collett and Guy Wordley Williams; nothing is known about her family, as Brooke respects their privacy.
She became interested in acting at a very early age, and with her parents’ permission enrolled into acting course, and started appearing in plays performed at a community theatre. Brooke matriculated in 2001 aged 17, and then moved to London, England to practice acting, training in the Globe Theatre, Acting for Screen and Mme Course. In 2002, she appeared in the play “Gogo the Boy with Magic Feet” performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and was rewarded with a Total Theatre Award.
She then moved back to New Zealand and enrolled at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in 2006.
Roles in movies
Brooke made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Waitress in the 2005 romantic family comedy “Meet me in Miami”, then in 2007, she was cast to play Erin in the drama “Kissy Kissy”. In the same year, Brooke moved to Auckland and became a member of the Auckland Theatre Company, starring as Juliet in their production of “Romeo & Juliet”.
In 2010, she starred as Margot Bramwell in the crime comedy “Predicament”, written and directed by Jason Stutter, and which starred Jemaine Clement, Heath Franklin and Hayden Frost. The film follows two people living in New Zealand in the ‘30s, and it won six of the 12 awards for which it was nominated. Brooke played Maria in the popular 2015 action adventure drama “Slow West”, written and directed by John Maclean, and which starred Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caren Pistorius and Aorere Paki.
It follows a British man who’s travelling around the US in search of the love of his life; the movie won seven of the 27 awards for which it was nominated. Also in 2015, Brooke appeared in the drama “Venus and Mars”.
Three of Brooke’s most recent film roles have been in the 2017 short drama “A Woman’s Right to Shoes”, the 2019 short drama “This Place”, and the 2021 short drama “June”; she has just recently finished shooting for the upcoming romantic comedy “Love Knots”, scheduled for release in 2022
Roles in TV series
Brooke made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Wanda in three episodes of the 2009 comedy drama “Go Girls”, while the following years saw her make a guest appearance in a couple of popular series, including the action adventure drama “Legend of the Seeker”, the science fiction thriller “This Is Not My Life” and the crime comedy drama “Outrageous Fortune”.
In 2011, Brooke played Milly in both episodes of the action science fiction thriller mini-series “Ice”, which starred Richard Roxburgh, Frances O’Connor and Claire Forlani, and follows the professor and environmental scientist Thom Archer who has learned that the world is in danger. The same year, Brooke played a supporting character in the fantasy comedy “The Almighty Johnsons”.
In 2012 and 2013, she starred as Lana Jacobs in 204 episodes of the drama “Shortland Street”, created by Jason Daniel and Caterina De Nave, and which stars Michael Galvin, Ben Mitchell and Sally Martin. The series has been airing since 1992, numbering close to 4,000 episodes, and follows the lives of people working at an Auckland City hospital.
Three of her most recent TV series roles have been in nine episodes of the adventure science fiction fantasy “The Shannara Chronicles” in 2017, 18 episodes of the mystery adventure drama “12 Monkeys” in 2018, and seven episodes of the action adventure “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in 2019.
Brooke voiced Hoodwink in the 2013 video game “Dota 2”.
Awards and nominations
She won a 2018 Royal Starr Film Festival Award for Best Actress Short, for her performance in “A Woman’s Right to Shoes”.
Love life and relationships
Brooke is highly secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t mentioned any men (or women) whom she has perhaps been with. This is why there are various rumors circulating the internet concerning her sexual orientation, and her current relationship status.
Some of her fans believe her to be a lesbian, claiming that this is why she hasn’t mentioned any men whom she has dated; a fan has also claimed to have seen Brooke in the company of a woman who could perhaps be her girlfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Brooke addressed the rumors.
There are also those who think that she’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity New Zealand man, but prefers to keep him away from the media’s attention; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of November 2021, Brooke appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Brooke is quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 50,000 followers; she’s uploaded nearly 500 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her spending time outdoors.
Brooke loves flowers, and is today maintaining her own small garden.
Summer is her favorite season, as she likes to go yachting, enjoys sun tanning, and drinking cocktails at the beach.
Brooke is a huge lover of animals, and her pet dog Cliffy can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
She’s physically quite active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure.
Brooke likes to watch movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Brooke’s age is 37. She has long black hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.