The daughter of Terry Bollea – in some circles known as Terry “Hulk” Hogan – was born in Florida in 1988 and given the birth name Brooke Ellen Bollea. In her teen years, as her celebrity status and music career began to rise, she adopted the stage name of her father and became known to followers of VH1 and Teen People as Brooke Hogan.
Though known to the general populace as one of the stars of the reality show “Hogan Knows Best” that ran on VH1 from 2005 to 2008, Brooke had already launched a musical ambition in her early teen years. Signed to Trans Continental Records in 2002, a single called “Everything to Me” debuted two years later in July 2004. A year later, “Hogan Knows Best” premiered, and in October 2006 came Brooke’s Undiscovered album. Paul Wall, Nelly Furtado, and former Brooke beau Stacks are also featured on the album.
The single “By Heart” was released in summer 2008, a tumultuous year in which Brooke dealt with her younger brother’s imprisonment and the public divorce of her parents. To blow off steam, VH1 created a spin off of “Hogan Knows Best” with Brooke in the lead – “Brooke Knows Best” premiered in July 2008.
Brooke on the Web
Brooke Hogan at Maxim
The best parts of 'Hogan Knows Best' always included Brooke in some scanty ensemble. Lucky for you, she got down to a bikini for Maxim.
Brooke’s ultimate web resource.
Revolves around Brooke’s music.
Brooke’s official MySpace page.
Bio and discography.
Slideshow of Brooke and info on her albums.
Focuses on Brooke’s music career.
Over 100 photos of Brooke.
2006 interview on Brooke’s ambitions.
Brooke on Video
“About Us” Music Video
From the 2006 album of the same name.
“Everything to Me” Music Video
2004 music video.
Brooke singing “I Believe.”
Brooke on the Screen
Credit VH1 for creating Brooke Hogan as a household name. The family reality series “Hogan Knows Best” premiered in 2005 for two seasons before VH1 announced a spin-off series, “Brooke Knows Best,” which premiered in July 2008. Brooke (and the rest of her family) appears in the 2008 family comedy “Little Hercules in 3-D.”
On women politicians:
“I think it's kind of crazy that [Hilary Clinton was] running because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff. Like, I'm so moody all the time, I know I wouldn't be able to run a country because I would be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, you know?”