Brooke Markham is a famous American actress and writer, perhaps best known for playing Jess Damon in the American crime drama series “In The Dark”, Imogen in “Foursome”, and Isabelle in “Friend Request”.
Since the start of her career to date, she’s portrayed about 15 characters for film and TV, but she maintains a low profile, despite her fame. Find out more about the superstar actress in the biography detailed below.
Early Life, Family, Educational Background
Brooke Markham was born on 15 February 1988, under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Roseburg, Oregon USA. She is of White Caucasian ethnicity, and holds American nationality.
Brooke has two older siblings, a brother, and a sister, whose names are yet to be disclosed. However, her brother has a career in competitive bodybuilding, while her older sister is a radio personality.
Brooke’s father, Pat Markham, owns the media company ‘Brooke Communications’, which operates radio stations in parts of Oregon. However, her mother’s name and career remain a mystery.
Not much is known about Brooke’s early life and education. However, we do know that Brooke Markham is a town girl in every way. Raised in Oregon, she stayed on even after matriculating from high school because she wanted to be close to home. She attended Portland State University, Oregon, and graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts in 2011.
The first horror movie Brooke ever watched was “Nightmare on Elm Street”, which left a lasting impression on her eight-year-old mind. Unlike many famous actors, only Brooke developed an interest in acting while in college. She completed a 12-week program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York City, and subsequently studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in the UK for two years; it was while living in their that her acting career took off.
Two years after graduating from college, Brooke made her on-screen debut in 2013, when she played the role of Cleo in a short film, “Rehab”.
Subsequently, she appeared in two episodes of the teen drama web series “Guidance” (2015).
Brooke had her big break with a major role in the 2016 horror film “Friend Request”, directed by Simon Verhoeven, cast alongside Alycia Debnam-Carey, Brit Morgan and Liesl Ahlers,
playing Isabelle, one of Laura Woodson’s best friends. The film covers the lives of Laura and her popular college friends, who start dying mysteriously after a social feud with the outcast Marina, who stalks Laura on social media, and eventually takes her own life.
Brooke continued to appear in a variety of films such as “Affirmations” and “Dying to Kill” both in 2016, and “Deidra and Laney Rob a Train” (2017).
Later that year Brooke joined Awesomeness TV’s “Foursome” cast, a TV series created by Marissa Read, portraying the character Imogen Hillenshine, a student of Brayer High School and Chuck’s ex-girlfriend.
Subsequently, she played the role of Claire, who is Cassie’s best friend and roommate in “Cassandra French’s Finishing School”, which is loosely based on a novel by Eric Garcia. After a terrible one-night stand, Claire and Cassie (Jessica Renee Russell) took it upon themselves to teach Owen (Calum Worthy) how to be a better man.
In 2018, Brooke Markham landed a lead role in The CW’s crime drama “In The Dark”, in which she played Jess Damon, Murphy’s kind and somewhat overprotective roommate, which endeared her to so many fans of the show worldwide, that she shot into celebrity status.
In 2019, Brooke dabbled in theatre productions. She was cast in an experimental production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in North Hollywood, and was also credited for playing Candy Alonzo in “A Kid Called Mayonnaise”, Dawn in “Dominique’s Baby”, and Rochelle in “Ember” all in 2017, then the Goth Girl in “Dude” (2018), and Ginny in “The Final Girl Returns” (2019).
Over the years, Brooke has quickly made a name for herself as one of the leading actresses in comedy, being likened to Tina Fey, Amy Schumer and Emma Stone.
Writing and Producing Career
After finding her feet in the acting industry, Brooke started writing.
In 2017 she wrote and produced the short, 32-minute film “Ember”, centered on the life of a young woman who wants to escape her stressful reality by drugging herself. So, she uses a dating app called Ember’ to find a partner who will help execute her plan.
Brooke also produced the short film “The Final Girl Returns” in 2019.
Personal Life, Relationship
As famous as she is, Brooke Markham has a love-hate relationship with social media. After her portrayal in “Friend Request”, she told Dread Central ‘I think social media can be very addicting, and that’s terrifying. It’s like this different language that we’ve all adopted’.
However, she maintains that Instagram, on which she has about 26,000 followers, is her favorite social media platform, because ‘I love making pictures look pretty’. She also has a Twitter account where she interacts with her fans.
She lives in Los Angeles, California with her cute dog, Casper.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Brooke Markham is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall, and she weighs about 150lbs (68kgs). She has shoulder-length brown hair and hazel brown eyes. Brooke likes to dress casually- mostly in sweatshirts and jeans. For special occasions, she goes all out in a classy dress and heels.
Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts
- Brooke Markham loves listening to Ani DiFranco’s music
- Her favorite TV show is “Stranger Things.”
- She also loves classic horror movies (from the 80s).
- Cooking is her hobby.
- Brooke loves to travel.
- She advocates against racism in American society.
- Brooke loves the beach.
Net Worth and Salary
In late 2021, Brooke Markham has an estimated net worth of $6 million, from her acting career and other personal endeavors. Details of any property owned by the actress and her family remain undisclosed at this time.