Brooke Trantor was born and raised in the small town of Quincy, IL (Heard of it? Liar.) She moved to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University, and studying Shakespeare at The British American Drama Academy. While Brooke found her love for Shakespeare in London, her true passion lies in the improv and comedy world. She has studied and performed at Second City, UCB, Groundlings, iO West, and adores her community at John Rosenfeld Studios.
Some of her recent acting credits include NBC's The Enemy Within, TNT's Cocaine Cowboys Pilot, a lead in the comedy feature film Misfits, and acting alongside Shirley MacLaine in The Last Word.
Brooke began her filmmaking journey a few years ago, and has found such joy and comradery in the collaborative world of independent film. Night Four (Co-Written & starring Elizabeth Gwynne Wilson, Directed by Chris Dougherty) toured the world through the festival circuit, including screening at the esteemed Outfest at the DGA in Los Angeles. Yours are Mine also went around the globe on the festival circuit and procured several awards including Best Director, Best Actress, and the Powerful Voice Award at Blackbird Film Festival 2019. Her comedy series Botanical Baes was featured in The LA Times, and depicts the comedic lunacy of her own plant addiction through the Plant Mom characters Stacey and Canyon (Co-created by Erin McDonnell).
Her latest film, Oh, Baby! (Co-Written by Kate Morgan Chadwick) is at the beginning of the festival circuit run having screened at the Academy Award-qualifying Florida Film Festival, iNDIE Film Festival (Winner, Best Comedy), Blackbird Film Festival 2020 (Winner, Audience Choice), and recently won Best Short Film: Audience Award 2021 at the esteemed Dances With Films LA.
Brooke is drawn to scripts that tend to live in the dramedy world. Her work focuses on finding the comedy in life’s seemingly dark moments: nothing is funnier than depression, folks. She is currently in development with her first pilot and a series spin off of Oh, Baby!
She also enjoys volunteering and supporting organizations such as SAG-AFTRA Foundation's LA Bookpals, Young Storytellers, Watts Community Core, and Made in Her Image. Brooke is allergic to most foods, so mourn for her the next time you eat cookie dough ice cream. And in more serious news, Brooke is currently seeking professional help for her extreme addiction to coffee & pumpkin flavored products.
Brooke's work has been featured all around the world
including Los Angeles, New York and London.