Brooke Knows Best
“This is my life, these are my songs, this is my time and I'm ready.” Brooke Hogan
Brooke Hogan is an American singer, actress, television personality and
the daughter of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. She is known for
starring in the VH1 popular reality series “Hogan Knows
Best” (2005-2007), from which she nabbed a Teen Choice
nomination, and its spin-off, “Brooke Knows Best”
(2008-2009), which centers on her life independent from her parents and
living with two roommates. In 2013, she served as the on-screen TNA
Knockouts Executive on “Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
(TNA).” Brooke has released two studio albums:
“Undiscovered” (2006) and “The Redemption”
(2009). Her film credits include “Little Hercules in 3-D”
(2009) and “2-Headed Shark Attack” (2012).
On June 29, 2013, Brooke was engaged to Dallas Cowboys Center Phil Costa in Las Vegas. She is a vegetarian.
Childhood and Family:
Brooke Ellen Bollea, who would later be popular as Brooke Hogan, was
born on May 5, 1988, in Tampa, Florida. She is the daughter of Hulk
Hogan (born: Terry Gene Bollea) and Linda Hogan and the older sister of
Nick Hogan. She was in cheerleading team during her freshman year at
Clearwater Central Catholic high school. She also took voice lessons,
gymnastics, piano lessons and dance classes in high school. She
graduated from high school at age 16. Brooke Hogan is known with the
nicknames Brookie and Brooktini.
Brooke Hogan began her career in the music industry when she signed
with Trans Continental Records in 2002. She released her first single
“Everything to Me” in July 2004 from what was supposed to
be her debut album “This Voice.” The song peaked at No. 97
on the Billboard Hot 100, but the album never got its official release.
To promote her music, Brooke hit the road with Hilary Duff on her
Most Wanted Tour throughout the US and with the Backstreet Boys on
their Up Close & Personal Tour, both in mid to late 2004.
Brooke's first brush toward fame arrived when she appeared with her
family on the VH1 reality show “Hogan Knows Best,” which
premiered in July 2005. Centering on Hulk Hogan's family life, the show
made the history for being the highest rated program on the network and
it ran for four seasons until its cancellation on October 21, 2007.
Brooke was nominated for a 2006 Teen Choice Award for TV - Choice
Reality Star (Female) for her work on the series.
Brooke resumed her music career in 2006. She signed with Scott Storch's
label, Storch Music Company (initially Storchaveli Records) as well as
with SoBe Entertainment. Her first studio album,
“Undiscovered,” was released on October 24, 2006. The album
reached No. 28 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Top
Independent Albums. The lead single from the album, “About
Us” (featuring Paul Wall), peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot
100. It also reached No. 34 and No. 35 on the Billboard Pop 100 and the
Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, respectively. The album
eventually sold 127,000 units in the United States. To
promote “Undiscovered,” Brooke appeared in the November
2006 edition of FHM, which made her the first FHM cover model under 21
After parting ways with SMC in August 2007, Brooke signed a dual
contract with SoBe Entertainment and Fontana Records and soon worked on
her second album. In early 2008, she joined “America's Prom
Queen” as a panelist. She went on to star in her own reality
show, “Brooke Knows Best,” which premiered on July 13, 2008
on VH1. The show, featuring Brooke coping with her family's problems,
her music career, and her independent life, ran for two seasons until
August 9, 2009.
Brooke released her second studio album, “The Redemption,”
on July 21, 2009. She collaborated with several artists for the album
such as Flo Rida, Stack$, and Colby O'Donis. The album debuted at No.
144 on the Billboard 200 with 3,381 units sold and also reached No. 27
on the Billboard Top Independent Albums. It spawned two singles:
“Falling,” which reached No. 21 on the The Rhythmic chart,
and “Hey Yo!”. Though it received more positive
reviews than its predecessor, “The Redemption” only sold
about 15,000 copies to date.
Brooke made her feature film debut in “Little Hercules in
3-D,” a 2009 small budgeted live action film starring Elliott
Gould, Robin Givens and Diane Venora. The film was released in
certain territories outside of the US including Russia,
Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic. Her mother, father, and brother also
had various roles in the film. Brooke next appeared in the direct to
video releases “Sand Shark” (2011) and “2-Headed
Shark Attack” (2012). She appeared in several episodes of the
adult animated television series “China, IL” during
In July 2013, Brooke made her debut as the on-screen TNA Knockouts
Executive on “Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA),” the
wrestling promotion where her father works. She remained with the show
to august 2013.
Brooke will play the role of Britney Baer on the horror film
“Devaour,” which is slated to be released on December 9,
2013. She is also set to appear in the upcoming films “L.A.
Slasher” (2013), directed and written by Martin Owen, and “
Route 65 Nashville” (2014), a musical by director/writer Ric La