Everything We Know About Brooke Elliott (Including Deets on Her Netflix Series ‘Sweet Magnolias’)

Brooke Elliott is widely known for her starring role in Drop Dead Diva, but did you know about her starring role in Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias? That’s right, the 48-year-old actress plays a Southern belle who loves to cook.

Keep reading for everything we know about Brooke Elliott.

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1. Who Is Brooke Elliott?

You probably recognize her from Lifetime’s popular series Drop Dead Diva, which ran from 2009 to 2014. (Elliott played Jane Bingum, a lawyer who tragically dies then comes back to life as a model.) However, DDD isn’t her only claim to fame.

Elliott has also appeared in a number of TV movies, including Furst Born and Crazy Wonderful. She also stars in Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias, which tells the story of three South Carolina women.

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2. What Is Sweet Magnolias?

The show is based on Sherryl Woods’s book series. The story takes place in the small town of Serenity, South Carolina, and follows three women who have been best friends since they were kids.

Elliott plays Dana Sue Sullivan, who is described as a strong-willed chef. The actress stars alongside JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Monica Potter and Heather Headley.

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3. Can Brooke Elliott Sing?

Yes, and she’s pretty dang good. In fact, Elliott has starred in several Broadway productions, including Taboo and The Pirate Queen. Oh, and did we mention she was also part of the U.S. tours of Beauty and the Beast and Wicked? NBD.

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4. What Is Brooke Elliott's Net Worth?

Elliott is worth an estimated $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The majority of her income stems from her successful acting/Broadway career.

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