Brooke Lyons grew up in Connecticut, where she spent her childhood riding horses, wearing monogrammed cardigans and, as Scorpios are wont to do, pondering the mysteries of existence. A gifted ballet dancer, she trained at Manhattan’s Joffrey Ballet School, the Boston Ballet, and the Rosella Hightower Institute in Cannes, France. By sixteen, she was a company member at New England Ballet, where she danced principal roles including Juliet in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and the title role in Stravinsky’s Firebird.
Later, as an English major at Yale University, Brooke developed a taste for Romantic poetry, 19th century novels and soy chai lattes, as well as a fascination with theater. It was there that she cut her teeth on a broad spectrum of plays including Neil Simon’s Rumors, George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House, and Jean Genet’s The Maids.
These days Brooke is best known as “Eden” from The Affair and "Peach" from 2 Broke Girls, as well as for her roles in iZombie, Royal Pains and Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins. Though a New Englander at heart, she has embraced the sunnier climes of Southern California, where she currently lives with her Midwestern husband and their Brooklyn-born dog. When she's not acting, Brooke freelances for The Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, Move LifeStyle and The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. She's a big fan of scoliosis research and the Oxford comma, and she'd really like to know what your sun and rising signs are.