All About Brooke
Yankee-born and Southern-bred, Brooke Baumer is a working LA actress who has graced the small and big screens numerous times since launching her professional career in 1999. Comedy is this gal’s bread and butter, having recently appeared on The Big Bang Theory. Other noted performances include Fresh Off the Boat and Parks & Recreation (recurring roles), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Grey’s Anatomy, Cougar Town, The Middle, Will & Grace, and many more. In 2003, she premiered her hilarious, critically acclaimed, one-woman show, ‘Maid to Love, which chronicles her escapades as a 10-time bridesmaid (sad, but true). Her latest one-woman show, October Baby, made its world premiere in February 2017 and later moved on to sell-out performances at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the 2017 Houston Fringe Festival and the 2018 Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. In October 2018, Brooke released the show on YouTube via a 7-part web series.
Brooke began working in regional theatre in 1996, appearing in shows such as Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart, Hay Fever, Stonewall Jackson’s House, Durang! Durang!, and Return Engagements. Meanwhile, she put her journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin to good use, working as a communications professional for companies throughout Houston.
When not in front of the camera or on stage, Brooke enjoys her other career as a full-time mom, which is crazier than being an actress. She and her fellow actor-husband, Thomas Crawford, have two young daughters, Emory and Lauren. It’s been a wild and wacky ride full of stuffed animals, ice skating lessons and the PTA. She’s certain it’s fodder for a future sitcom … fingers crossed!