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

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Brooke Elliott is widely known for her starring role in Drop Dead Diva, but did you know about her brand-new Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias? The 45-year-old actress is set to play a Southern belle who loves to cook, so bring on the shrimp and grits.

Keep reading for everything we know about Brooke Elliott.

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’s also starring in an upcoming Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias, which tells the story of three South Carolina women.

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 Monica Potter and Heather Headley, so be sure to mark your calendars for May 19.

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.

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. If Sweet Magnolias lives up to our expectations, she’s only just beginning.

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