Birth Name: Brooke Elizabeth Burns
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 16, 1978
Ethnicity: English (mostly), smaller amounts of Irish, German, Welsh, and Scottish, distant French
Brooke Burns is an American model, actress, and television personality. She has appeared on the series Out of the Blue, Baywatch, North Shore, and hosted Dog Eat Dog, Hole in the Wall and The Chase.
Brooke is the daughter of Betsy Davis and Brad Thomas Burns. She is married to film director Gavin O’Connor. Brooke has a daughter with her former husband, Australian actor Julian McMahon; and a daughter with Gavin.
Brooke’s paternal grandfather was Bobby McGregor Burns (the son of Lester Thomas Burns and Lillian May McGregor). Bobby was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. Lester was born in Illinois, the son of Thomas Burns, whose father was Irish, and of Ethel May “Lucy” Carter. Lillian was born in Texas, the daughter of William Morrell McGregor, Jr. and Katharine/Katie Ross Carter.
Brooke’s paternal grandmother was Abigail May/Mae Hamilton (the daughter of Charles David Hamilton and Dorothy Delight Sturges). Abigail was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Charles was born in Ohio, the son of Dr. Lewis D. Hamilton and Ida May Davis. Dorothy was born in Ohio, the daughter of Edwin Gregory Sturges and Abigail Rebecca Atwood.
Brooke’s maternal grandfather was Clifford Marrin Davis (the son of Ralph George Davis and Neta Evona Sauls). Clifford was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. Ralph was the son of Robert Clarence Loving Davis and Lulu Bell Gordon. Neta was the daughter of William David Sauls and Eunice Elizabeth Aker.
Brooke’s maternal grandmother was Margie Mae Maxey (the daughter of Willie F. Maxey and Bessie Palestine Dalton). Margie was born in Oklahoma. Willie was the son of William J. Maxey and Ida May Cooper. Bessie was the daughter of Tinville Washington Dalton and Martha Palestine Rowell.
Sources: Obituary of Brooke’s uncle (father’s brother) – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogies of Brooke’s paternal grandparents, Bobby McGregor Burns and Abigail May/Mae Hamilton – https://www.findagrave.com