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Brooke Nevin
Brooke Nevin
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December 22, 1982


Actress; Portrayed Rachel in the TV show

Behind the scenes
First appearance

My Name is Jake

Last appearance


Brooke Nevin plays Rachel in the TV show.


Born in Toronto on December 22, 1982 to proud parents Nicky and Bob, Brooke Candice Nevin craved the spotlight from the get go. At age four, she was enrolled in dance classes learning tap, jazz and ballet. Later she channeled her energies into music (she played the flute for three years, currently plays the piano, and was a member of both her school's choir and the East York Youth choir) and the stage (she made her start in school plays, community theater and talent shows).

Her passion to perform grew with Brooke. She wanted to move from the local stage to the silver screen, however her mother was reluctant. Finally in 1996 she relented after seeing Brooke give a stellar performance as one of fifteen daughters in a production of The Pirates of Penzance. That summer she got an agent and began to audition for professional jobs.

Brooke's first job was as an extra in a Honeycombs commercial. Like many aspiring actors, she discovered background work was neither fun nor glamorous. She wanted a lead role. Through hard work Brooke earned those lead roles in episodes of Goosebumps and Real Kids, Real Adventures. She also appeared in the independent film Short for Nothing and was a lead in the Showtime movie Running Wild. The latter earned her a Young Artists Award nomination.

Then came the role in which many fans first saw her in: 'Rachel' on the Animorphs television series.

During the series' first hiatus Brooke kept busy with supporting roles on various series. She landed parts on Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Twice in a Lifetime, and made two appearances on the Canadian show JonoVision.

Animorphs ended it's run after only two seasons, but fans continued to see Brooke on television in guest roles on The Famous Jett Jackson, andIn a Heartbeat. She also made appearances on two CBS mini-series -- Guilty Hearts and the highly acclaimed WWII drama Haven.

Besides being artistically blessed, Brooke also excelled academically. A graduate of Leaside High School's gifted program (and former co-president of the school), Brooke entered their French Immersion program in sixth grade in which all her classes, except English and cooking, were taught in French. That experience definitely paid off as she is now fluent, both in speaking and writing the language.

After taking a short break from acting to finish school, during which she also spent time studying other aspects of show business such as editing and filmmaking, Brooke moved from Canada to Los Angeles.

Her career in Hollywood had a slightly bumpy start -- guest roles that she filmed on the series 'Skin' and 'dr. vegas' never made it to TV when the shows were cancelled due to low ratings (her lost episode of 'Skin' eventually popped up on SoapNet). However, a rough start didn't hold Brooke back. She then starred in the successful USA Network limited series The 4400 and roles on other popular and high profile shows started rolling in. You may have seen her in Charmed, Without a Trace, Smallville, Everwood, Grey's Anatomy orEli Stone. Her appearance on Supernatural stuck with fans so much that they specifically requested her appearance at the Asylum con

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Interviews and Articles about Animorphs[]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Short for Nothing Dawn / Daughter
2006 Comeback Season Christine Pearce
2006 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer Amber Williams Video
2007 The Comebacks Michelle Fields
2008 Sherman's Way Addy
2009 Archie's Final Project Sierra Silver
2009 Infestation Sara
2011 Cookie Short film
2012 Alter Egos Claudel
2013 Sick Building Syndrome Amy Short film
2014 Vultures in the Void Sunset Bismarck Short film
2015 Construction Jessica
2015 Zelos Ari

Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Jonovision Little Miss Muffet Episode: "Phobias"
1997 Goosebumps Erin Wright Episode: "A Shocker on Shock Street"
1998 Running Wild Angela Robinson TV film
1998–1999 Animorphs Rachel Main role
1999 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Dani Episode: "The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge"
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Young Katie Episode: "Blood Brothers"
1999 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Jan (voice) Episode: "Too Cool for School"
2000 The Famous Jett Jackson Cherilee Episode: "Step Up"
2001 Haven Terri Sayles TV film
2001 In a Heartbeat Lissa Episode: "The Boy's No Good"
2001 Doc Blair Episode: "Home Is Where the Heart Is"
2001 Loves Music, Loves to Dance Anne Sheridan TV film
2002 Guilty Hearts Missy Carrow TV film
2002 I Love Mummy Brenda Hadley Main role
2002 Seriously Weird Claudia Marinelli TV series
2003 Skin Roxy Episode: "Amber Synn"
2004 Strange Days at Blake Holsey High Diana Music Episode: "Allure"
2004 A Very Cool Christmas Lindsay Dearborn TV film
2004–2006 The 4400 Nikki Hudson Recurring role
2005 Without a Trace Nell Clausen Episode: "4.0"
2005 Charmed Hope Episode: "Little Box of Horrors"
2005 Head Cases Madeline Barton Episode: "S(elf) Help"
2005 Smallville Buffy Sanders Episode: "Thirst"
2005 Supernatural Katherine Episode: "Asylum"
2006 Everwood Ellie Episode: "An Ounce of Prevention"
2006 A Daughter's Conviction Jo Hansen TV film
2006 My Boys Traci Episode: "Team Chemistry"
2007 Gravity Hilary Unsold TV pilot
2007 Grey's Anatomy Tricia Hale Episode: "Forever Young"
2008 Eli Stone Molly Foster Episode: "I Want Your Sex"
2008 My Name Is Earl Kimmi's Daughter Episode: "We've Got Spirit"
2008–2009 Worst Week Chloe Clayton Recurring role
2008–2009 Imaginary Bitches Brooke Recurring role
2009 Catherine & Annie Lauren TV film
2009 Come Dance at My Wedding Cyd Merriman TV film
2009 NCIS' Rachael Sparks Episode: "Code of Conduct"
2010 How I Met Your Mother Amanda Episode: "Say Cheese"
2010 'Til Death Kelly Episode: "Family Vacation"
2010 The League Lily Episode: "Bro-Lo El Cuñado"
2010–2013 Call Me Fitz Sonja Lester Recurring role
2011–2012 Breakout Kings Julianne Simms Main role
2012 Underwater Veronica Episode: "You've Got Perspective?"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Maya Episodes: "Homecoming", "Karma to Burn"
2013 Chicago Fire Tara Little Episodes: "A Coffin That Small", "Ambition", "Retaliation Hit", "Leaders Lead"
2013 Cracked Dr. Clara Malone Recurring role
2014 Motive Heather Williamson Episode: "Bad Blonde"
2014 Perception Shelby Coulson Episodes: "Prologue", "Silence", "Dirty"
2014–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Maya Russell Episodes: "The CSI Effect", "The Greater Good"
2015 Stolen from the Suburbs Anna TV film
2015 Major Crimes Mrs. Palmer Episode: "Taking the Fall"
2015 On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Maggie Chalk TV film
2016 Quantum Break Emily TV series, post-production
2016 Scorpion Linda Episodes: "Sun of a Gun", "Da Bomb"


Behind the Scenes
Authors K.A. Applegate | Michael Grant | List of Ghostwriters
Artists David Mattingly | Romas Kukalis | Chris Grine
Actors Shawn Ashmore | Brooke Nevin | Nadia-Leigh Nascimento | Boris Cabrera | Christopher Ralph | Paulo Costanzo