Brooke Elizabeth Burns (born March 16, 1978) is an American fashion model, game show host, actress, and television personality.
Burns began her television career in 1995, portraying the supporting character Peg, in the Spanish-American teen sitcom Out of the Blue (1995–96), appearing in all episodes but gaining little notoriety.
However, Burns won recognition in 1998, when she joined the cast of the action drama series Baywatch alongside David Hasselhoff and Kelly Packard, in her breakthrough role portraying the character Jessie Owens.
Burns subsequently starred in Baywatch's second rendition, Baywatch: Hawaii, alongside Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Stacy Kamano and again David Hasselhoff, until she left the show due to her first pregnancy.
She appeared in 33 episodes.
After her hiatus, Burns returned to television, appearing in several guest roles, including in the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me! and had a major role in the American soap opera North Shore, appearing in all 21 episodes.
In 2009, Burns guest starred in the crime drama CSI: Miami.
Burns hosted all episodes of the NBC game show Dog Eat Dog.
Burns also hosted 18 episodes of the Fox game show Hole in the Wall, as well as the GSN quiz show The Chase.
The Chase was nominated at the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show, and Burns herself was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host.
In addition to television, Burns has also appeared in minor roles in several films, though not to the same degree of success as her television career.
She appeared in the romantic comedy Shallow Hal, the mockbuster disaster Titanic II; a parodical illustration of James Cameron's Titanic, and the drama Where Hope Grows (2014).