Brooke Candice Nevin is an actress, writer, and producer from Canada. She has garnered fame for playing Rachel Berenson in the science fiction series ‘Animorphs’ and Julianne "Jules" Simms in ‘Breakout Kings’. She is also known for her role as Sonja Lester in 'Call Me Fitz'. A Toronto native, Nevin developed an interest in acting quite early in her life. She was taught by acting coach Amy Lyndon. In 1996, she made her screen debut in an episode of CBC Television’s ‘Jonovision’. A year later, she guest-starred in the YTV and Fox Kids series ‘Goosebumps’. She had her big-screen debut in the 1998 drama film ‘Short for Nothing’. That year, she was cast in her breakthrough role of Rachel Berenson in ‘Animorphs’. Nevin established herself as a leading television actress in the following years. In 2009, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her performance as Brooke in the web series ‘Imaginary Bitches’. Nevin wrote, produced, and starred in the Hallmark telefilm ‘Jingle Around the Clock’, which was released in 2018.
In 1996, Brooke Nevin made her first on-screen appearance in an episode of CBC Television’s talk show, ‘Jonovision’. She then appeared in the third-season premiere of ‘Goosebumps’, the 1990s television adaptation of R. L. Stine's best-selling book series of the same name. In 1998, she was cast in her first telefilm, ‘Running Wild’, as well as her first feature film ‘Short for Nothing’. Written and directed by Siona Ankrah Cameron, ‘Short for Nothing’ revolves around three women employed in the restaurant industry while harbouring their respective artistic aspirations. Nevin portrayed a character named Dawn.
From 1998 to 1999, she essayed the role of Rachel Berenson, the reckless, bold, and confident founding member of the titular group in the YTV/Nickelodeon (later Global) teen sci-fi drama series ‘Animorphs’. Despite its considerable popularity, the show was cancelled after two seasons.
Between 1999 and 2006, she made a series of guest appearances on TV shows like ‘Twice in a Lifetime’, ‘Tales from the Cryptkeeper’, ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’, ‘Haven’, ‘In a Heartbeat’, ‘Doc’, ‘Seriously Weird’, ‘Skin’, ‘Without a Trace’, ‘Charmed’, ‘Smallville’, ‘Supernatural’, and ‘My Boys’. Nevin played the recurring character Nikki Hudson in eight episodes (2004-06) of USA Network’s sci-fi drama series ‘The 4400’.
In 2006, she made her return to the big screen in the romantic comedy ‘Comeback Season’, portraying the role of Ray Liotta’s daughter. That year, she also appeared in the direct-to-video slasher film ‘I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer’, the third and final instalment of the ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ series. In the ensuing years, she has also appeared in films like ‘The Comebacks’ (2007), ‘Sherman’s Way’ (2008), ‘Archie’s Final Project’ (2009), ‘Alter Egos’ (2012), and ‘The Thinning: New World Order’ (2018). She is slated to star in the upcoming film ‘DNA Killer’ and short film ‘Power of Termination’.
Between 2008 and 2009, she played Chloe Clayton in four episodes of the CBS sitcom ‘Worst Week’ and Brooke in the web series ‘Imaginary Bitches’. For her performance as Sonja Lester in the HBO Canada (later Movie Central and The Movie Network) black comedy series ‘Call Me Fitz’, she was nominated for two Gemini Awards and a Golden Nymph Award.
She had various recurring roles in ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ (2012-15), ‘Chicago Fire’ (2013), ‘Perception’ (2014), ‘Quantum Break’ (2016), ‘Scorpion’ (2016), and ‘Carter’ (2018). She portrayed the role of analyst Julianne “Jules” Simms in ‘Breakout Kings’ (2011-12), an A&E Network show set in the same universe as the Fox series ‘Prison Break’. In the second season (2013) of the CBC Television’s police drama ‘Cracked’, she was cast as Dr. Clara Malone. Nevin is going to play Charlotte in the upcoming comedy series ‘Peaked in the High School.’
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Family & Personal Life
Born on December 22, 1982, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Brooke is the daughter of Bob and Monique Nevin. She has a younger sister named Kaleigh, who is also an actress. Her father is a retired professional ice hockey right wing who was affiliated with various National Hockey League (NHL) franchises during his 18-season-long career, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, and Los Angeles Kings.
Nevin was a student at Leaside High School in Toronto. Fellow actress Laura Bertram also studied there and was two years ahead of Nevin. She received acting lessons from the renowned acting coach Amy Lyndon.
At present, Nevin is in a relationship with actor Michael Traynor, who is known for his portrayal of Nicholas in the fifth and sixth seasons of the AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’ and George Melton in five episodes of SundanceTV’s legal drama series ‘Rectify’. He and Nevin have worked together in ‘Imaginary Bitches’.
Like many Canadians, Nevin is bilingual. She is equally fluent in English and French. Besides acting, her other passion is art. She is also an avid photographer and has served as a volunteer at The Heart Gallery Los Angeles for the Children’s Action Network.
Nevin supports several charitable organisations, including Saving Innocence, which is devoted to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children and helping survivors with long-term advocacy and mentorship. She is also affiliated with A Sense of Home, which works with youths who are too old to be in the foster care any longer.