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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks 

Chris Abraham
Updated December 17, 2018 9.4k views 95 items
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Brooks. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Brooks on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Brooks as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Brooks along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Brooks, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Brookss include Mel Brooks, Derrick Brooks, and Garth Brooks, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 92 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, Yiddish: מעלווין קאמינסקי‎; June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic ...more
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 45 from Pensacola, Florida
Derrick Dewan Brooks (born April 18, 1973) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football for Florida ...more
Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 57 from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America
Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and pop elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United ...more
Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 71 from Los Angeles, USA, California, Beverly Hills
Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for ...more
James L. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
James L. Brooks Age 78 from New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Brooklyn, Continental United States
James Lawrence Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is an American director, producer and screenwriter. While growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the ...more
Avery Brooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Avery Brooks Age 70 from Evansville, USA, Indiana, Center Township
Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948) is an American actor, director, singer, and educator. He is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as ...more
Louise Brooks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Dec. at 79 (1906-1985) from Cherryvale, Kansas, United States of America
Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), known professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is noted as a flapper icon ...more
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 57 from Warner Robins, Georgia
James Brooks (born December 28, 1958) is a retired NFL football running back.
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 34 from Seattle, Washington
Aaron Jamal Brooks (born January 14, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League (NBL). He was selected 26th overall in the 2007 ...more
Mehcad Brooks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 38 from Austin, Texas, USA
Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks (born October 25, 1980) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is known for his roles as Matthew Applewhite in the second season of ABC's series Desperate ...more
Gwendolyn Brooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Dec. at 83 (1917-2000) from Topeka, Kansas
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in ...more
Foster Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Dec. at 89 (1912-2001) from Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Foster Brooks (May 11, 1912 – December 20, 2001) was an American actor and comedian best known for his portrayal of a lovable drunk in nightclub performances and television programs.
Scott Brooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 53 from French Camp, California
Scott William Brooks (born July 31, 1965) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association ...more
Meredith Brooks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 60 from Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
Meredith Ann Brooks (born June 12, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for her 1997 hit song "Bitch", for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award.
MarShon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 30 from Long Branch, New Jersey, United States of America
MarShon Scitif Brooks (born January 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Standing at 6 ft 5 in ...more
Dillon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Dillon Brooks (born January 22, 1996) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
Traci Brooks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 43 from St. Marys
Tracy Brookshaw (born May 22, 1975) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet and professional wrestling referee, better known by her ring name Traci Brooks. She ...more
Richard Brooks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Dec. at 80 (1912-1992) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and film producer. Nominated for eight Oscars in his career, he was best known for Blackboard ...more
Deanna Brooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 44 from Nevada, USA, Boulder City
Deanna Brooks (born Deanna Wilson on April 30, 1974 in Boulder City, Nevada) is an American glamour model and actress who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in May, 1998. She was a ...more
Ahmad Brooks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 34 from Virginia
Ahmad Kadar Brooks (born March 14, 1984) is an American former football outside linebacker. He played college football at Virginia, and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round ...more
David Brooks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 57 from Toronto, Canada
David Brooks (born August 11, 1961) is a Canadian-born American political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times. He has worked as a film critic for The Washington Times, a ...more
Robert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Robert Brooks Age 45 from Greenwood, South Carolina
Robert Darren Brooks (born June 23, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver who attended University of South Carolina and played for the Green Bay Packers (1992–1998) and the Denver
Arthur C. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 54 from Spokane, Washington
Arthur C. Brooks (born May 21, 1964) is an American social scientist, musician, and contributing opinion writer for The Washington Post. He was the president of the American Enterprise ...more
Herb Brooks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Dec. at 66 (1937-2003) from Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. (August 5, 1937 – August 11, 2003) was an American ice hockey player and coach. His most notable achievement came in 1980 as head coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. ...more
Lonnie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks
Age 85 from St. Landry Parish, Dubuisson, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana
Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) was an American blues singer and guitarist. The musicologist Robert Palmer, writing in Rolling Stone, stated, "His ...more