You may have known American actress and singer Brooke Elliot for portraying the character Jane Bingum on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva (2009-2014). The 48-year-old also received high praise for her recording of the original soundtrack for the same.

In 2018, she appeared as Keri-Ann in the ABC comedy pilot by Bobby Brown, Crazy Wonderful. Since 2020, the Fridley native has been cast as a restaurant owner Dana Sue Sullivan in the American romantic drama series Sweet Magnolias, a plot about the lives of the three South Carolina best friends women and their careers, families, and romances.

Dana is one of the three women, whereas the other two women are played by Joanna Garcia Swisher (Maddie Townsend) and Heather Headley (Helen Decatur). 

Fans are now anticipating season 3 of the television series. 

Elliot's silver screen debut in Mel Gibson’s movie What Women Want in 2001 marks her official entry into the show-biz. In a male-dominated comic circuit, she’s considered one of few funny women who can go toe to toe with her male counterparts.

She has spoken freely of Hollywood’s disregard for plus-size women and the implications thus ensued. In addition, she has dealt with body image issues herself in the past.  

On Live Set: Jane(played by Brooke) and James(played by Jackson Hurst) filming an episode of season 4 in 2012 (Photo: Glamour)

Elliot also has musical theatre credits to her name, including portrayals in Broadway productions of The Pirate Queen and Taboo and appearances in US tours of Wicked and Beauty and the Beast.

This article aims to cover all the aspects of Broke Elliot’s professional and personal life, from her movies and television roles to her family life and relationship status. Netizens online have been wondering if she has been married. Read the full article to get the answer. 

Is Brooke Elliot married or dating? Does she have a husband?

On the sets of Drop Dead Diva, Brooke Elliot turns into a plus-sized attorney with aspirations for modeling and is in a problematic relationship with her boyfriend turned fiance Owen French. The two are part of an on-off relationship and decide to part for good after irreconcilable differences. 

And in season 2 of Sweet Magnolias, Elliot’s character Dana was seen in a love triangle with estranged-husband Ronnie and bodacious farmer Jeremy. 

Understandably, netizens have been querying the internet to know about Elliot’s personal life as well, as many have seen her onscreen performances, mostly in relationship plots. 

However, in terms of her real-life relationship status though, Elliot has had husbands and partners only in speculations and fantasies. 

Back in 2021, a profile by Jessica Radloff for Glamour on Elliot revealed the former Babes With Blades member was indeed in a relationship. The article dates back to 1 June 2012. Her relationship status since then has been kept ‘low-key.’

Hence, questions about whether she’s married to her above-stated partner have been a topic of discussion for many moons. Likewise, speculations as to who could be Elliot’s future husband have hit the tabloids once every year.  

Speaking best to our knowledge, we can almost guarantee that she’s not married. A more likely scenario would be that she’s either looking for a partner to settle down with as she approaches 50 or already has one in mind.

And while some may be concerned about Elliot’s singleness, they don’t have to worry too much, as she is living her life to the fullest and may also even enjoy her time without being involved in a romantic affair.

How old is Brooke Elliot?

Born on 16 November 1974 in Fridley, Minnesota, Elliot’s age as of writing is 48. She has been singing since the age of three. 

Brooke Elliot’s short bio

Brooke Elliot is one of three offspring of city manager father, Robert, and mother, Kathleen Elliott. Her father was a city manager.

As a child, the Drop Dead Diva had quite a life, moving to Blaine, Minnesota, from her birthplace Fridley, Minnesota. Her family later moved to Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois. They finally settled in Riverview, Michigan.

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In 1993, Elliot received her high school diploma from Gabriel Richard Catholic High School. While there, she took part in various high school productions of classics: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Richard III.

Pursuing her passion for acting, she enrolled in Western Michigan University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Musical Theatre performance and graduated in 1998.

What is Brooke Elliot’s net worth?

According to Celebritynetworth, Elliot has racked up an impressive $5 million net worth.

What is Brooke Elliot doing now?

The singer/actress’ early professional gigs include her minor roles in Babes With Blades, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, The Miracle Worker, and Heathers.

Her major professional theatrical gigs constitute the US touring version of Beauty And The Beast and the North American tour of Wicked alongside Adam Lambert. In addition, she acted in her first Broadway alongside Boy George in Taboo.

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Elliot played in The Pirate Queen as Majella, which was initiated in Chicago in 2006 and moved to Broadway in 2007. She grabbed her first film role in the Mel Gibson film, What Women Want, in 2000.

Moving on to her rise to the silver screen, after making her TV debut in Law And Order as a guest, she has gone on to star in her Drop Dead Diva for 78 episodes. In addition, she won the Women’s Image Network Award for Best Comedy Series for the same in 2011.

In 2016, Elliot starred alongside Katey Sagal in the CBS comedy pilot Upper Middle Bogen which was inspired by the Australian series, and in 2018, she went on to star in the ABC comedy pilot by Bobby Bowman concerning a dysfunctional family struggling with mental illness.

She has recently been known for two onscreen projects: Sweet Magnolias (2019-2022) and the Lifetime film A Country Christmas In Harmony (2022). 

Did Brooke Elliot have weight loss surgery?

Brooke Elliot even met Dolly Parton during an event, and god knows she didn’t hold back from sharing the exciting moment on her Twitter on 27 September 2018, as her caption of the picture synchronized with the picture itself; she wrote, “speechless.”

The two celebs looked great, and Elliot sure looked confident. Fans in the comment section applauded the actress for a massive weight loss, as she had been appearing less chubbier since 2017.

If you didn’t know, the former Broadway star has long struggled with her body image, all the while advocating for the involvement of more plus-sized women in Hollywood. In a 2010 interview, she argued that the average American woman could relate more to a plus-sized woman than your typical actress in Hollywood.

Stunning Transformation: Before and after pictures compared side by side as Brooke appeared to look less chubby in 2017. (Photo:

And make no mistake, Elliot’s weight loss measures are by no means a contradictory sentiment but rather cited as health-related. She had to take a low-calorie diet plan and only healthy foods. As far as what has been reported, she hasn’t gone through the knife yet. 

Thick or thin, the skin you carry should make you comfortable, and after years of carrying a plus-size image, she has gone for the change with her weight loss measures. It has been reported in various sources that she has been able to lose more than 30 pounds with diet plans and workout routines such as Zumba and turbo jam, but the actress hasn’t disclosed any such numeric value and workout revelations. 

How much does Brooke Elliot weigh now?

As of now, Elliot is estimated to weigh anywhere between 150 to 165 lbs. She has an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.6m).