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Andrea K. Brooks (born March 3, 1989[1]) is a Canadian actress and model best known for portraying Faith Carter on the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart and Eve Teschmacher in The CW series Supergirl.

Andrea Brooks
Born
Andrea K. Brooks

(1989-03-03) March 3, 1989 (age 30)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2006–present

Early lifeEdit

Born in Brantford, Ontario,[2] Brooks trained in figure skating, dancing and musical theatre from an early age.[2] At the age of fifteen, she auditioned for the Disney film Ice Princess. She lost out on the role, but gained an agent.[3] She attended the University of British Columbia, where she gained a BA in English Literature and Film Studies and an MA in Film Studies.[2] She also speaks fluent French.[4]

CareerEdit

Having appeared in a variety of film and television productions, Brooks' major break came in 2015 when she was cast in the role of Nurse Faith Carter in the second season of Hallmark series When Calls the Heart. Her character received a mixed audience reception,[3] due mainly to the threat she posed to the series central love story between Mountie Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) and teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow). She continued as a series regular from season three. The series has been renewed for a seventh season, due to air in 2020.[5]

In 2016, Brooks joined the cast of Supergirl when it was renewed for a second season. She originally auditioned for the role of Maggie Sawyer, although herself admitted that she did not feel that role was a "good fit". She was subsequently sent a further script to audition for the role of Janice. Having won the role, it was not until she received her first episode script that she discovered she would in fact be playing the role of Eve Teschmacher.[6] She was promoted to the main cast for the series' fifth season.[7]

In 2016 she appeared in the Hallmark television film A Wish for Christmas directed by Christie Will, whom Brooks had previously worked with in the 2006 short film Dysfunction.[6]

Brooks played the lead role of Mandy Hamilton in the Hallmark original television film Destination Wedding, opposite Rafael Simon, which was broadcast in June 2017 as part of the channel's June Weddings series.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

In July 2019, Brooks announced that she was five months pregnant with a daughter.[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Dysfunction Teen Short film
2009 What Goes Up Sue
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Lotus Land Waitress
2010 Dear Mr. Gacy Stalked Girl
2011 50/50 Attractive Woman #2
2012 The Company You Keep Sharon Solarz's Daughter
2014 The Acting Teacher Amber/Blanche Short Film
2015 No Men Beyond This Point Young Helen Duvall
2017 The Circle Sky

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Saved Amy Episode (season 1): "Secrets and Lies"
2006 Split Decision Hot Senior Television film
2006 Just a Phase Jennifer Television film
2006 Supernatural Katie Burns Episode (season 2): "No Exit"
2007 Devil's Diary Effi Television film
2009 Sorority Wars Shawna Television film
2009-2011 The Troop Roxanne Guest role (seasons 1 - 3): 3 episodes
2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Ashley Edwards Television film
2010 Hellcats Jemma Linkletter Episode (season 1): "The Match Game"
2011 Geek Charming Nicole Paterson Television film
2011 The Haunting Hour: The Series Justine Episode (season 2):"Dreamcatcher"
2012 Radio Rebel Cheerleader with Hairspary Television film
2012 Fairly Legal Emma Childs Episode (season 2): "Satisfaction"
2012 The Secret Circle Amelia Blake Episode (season 1): "Prom"
2012 Primeval New World Kate Episode (season 1):"Undone"
2012 Supernatural Maria/Gholandria the Wicked Episode (season 8):"LARp and the Real Girl"
2013 Independence Daysaster Eliza Television film
2013 Jinxed Caitlin O'Leary Television film
2014 Motive Parker Wexler Episode (season 2):"Kiss of Death"
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Kimmi Episode (season 1):The Future Me
2014 Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse Sophie Television film
2014 Til Death Do US Part Cathy Television film
2015 Dead People Missy Television film
2015 iZombie Connie Roy Episode (season 1):"Mr. Berserk"
2015 Unreal Tanya Recurring role (season 1): 4 episodes
2015 The Bridge Kristen Television film
2015–present When Calls the Heart Faith Carter Recurring role (seasons 2-6)
2016 The Bridge Part 2 Kristen Television film
2016 Date With Love Paige Television film
2016 Twist of Fate Lori Television film
2016 Summer in the City Pam Television film
2016 Once Upon a Time Charlotte Episode: "A Bitter Draught"
2016 A Wish For Christmas Molly Television film
2016–present Supergirl Eve Teschmacher Recurring (seasons 2-4), Main (season 5)
2017 The Flash Episode: "Dead or Alive"
2017 Bates Motel Joanne Carlson Episode: "The Convergence of the Twain"
2017 Destination Wedding Mandy Hamilton Television film
2018 Jingle Around the Clock Oakley Television Film

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brooks, Andrea [@AndreaKBrooks] (March 3, 2017). "Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! You guys are making me as happy as this dog!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b c MacDonald, Scott (September 30, 2011). "Our Campus: Andrea Brooks, rubbing shoulders with the stars". The Ubyssey. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Hill, Ruth (March 13, 2016). "Andrea Brooks – When Calls The Heart". Starrymag. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Andrea Brooks as Mary Hamilton". Hallmark. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "When Calls the Heart Renewed for Season 7, Following Lori Loughlin Firing". TVLine. April 13, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Hill, Ruth (March 4, 2017). "Interview With Actress Andrea Brooks, "When Calls the Heart"". My Devotional Thoughts. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Swift, Andy (July 17, 2019). "Supergirl Promotes Andrea Brooks to Series Regular for Season 5". TVLine. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "'When Calls the Heart's Andrea Brooks Details Her Pregnancy Journey". Entertainment Tonight. July 20, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2019.

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