Brooke Elliott

Jane Bingum
Actor
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Brooke Elliott

Brooke Elliott is Jane Bingum, the star of Lifetime Television's hit series "Drop Dead Diva." Elliott received a 2010 Gracie Award for Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series and has been nominated for a 2011 PRISM Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series, both for her work on "Drop Dead Diva." Soon to begin its third season, the show gives Elliott not one but two roles to play: a vapid, outgoing model wannabe inside the body of a brilliant, thoughtful but shy attorney, brought together through a heavenly mix-up. "Drop Dead Diva" also provides Elliott the occasional opportunity to showcase her considerable singing talent. 

Elliott starred on Broadway in "The Pirate Queen," an original musical from the writers of "Les Miserables" and "Miss Saigon." She also starred on Broadway in "Taboo," the musical composed by Boy George and produced by Rosie O'Donnell. She toured nationally with "Beauty and the Beast" and was in the original cast of the first national tour of "Wicked." 

Prior to her breakout role in "Drop Dead Diva," Elliott was featured in an episode of "Law and Order: Trial by Jury" and had a memorable cameo in the comedy feature film "What Women Want," with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. 

Born in Minnesota, Brooke Elliott graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater performance. After college, she moved to Chicago, becoming a member of the all-female stage combat theater group, Babes with Blades. She currently lives in Los Angeles.        

Character
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Jane Bingum

Jane Bingum is a brilliant, plus sized attorney with the spirit of a vapid, outgoing model (Deb Dobson) inside. Brought together through a heavenly mix-up, she has finally learned to embrace being Jane. Will she end up with her original love Grayson when he finally discovers that she is really Deb?