10/25/1980 (38 years old) Austin, Texas, United States
The son of editorial writer Alberta Phillips and former NFL player Billy Brooks, this Texas native was a celebrated high-school basketball player and model before moving to Los Angles to pursue acting in his late teens. Brooks’ star began to rise with a recurring role on Boston Public and in 2005 caught a big break by moving to Wisteria Lane as Alfre Woodard’s secretive son on Desperate Housewives. For season two of HBO’s vampire series True Blood he was cast as “Eggs” Benedict Talley and then became a regular on the short-lived law drama The Deep End. His years of experience walking the catwalk led to modeling in a steamy 2010 Calvin Klein promotion for the designer’s X underwear line.