Brook Kerr

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Brook Kerr
Born (1973-11-21) November 21, 1973 (age 49)[1]
Spouse(s)Christopher Warren
ChildrenChris Warren

Brook Kerr (born November 21, 1973) is an American actress, known for her role as Whitney Russell Harris in the NBC daytime soap opera Passions (1999—2007) and Dr. Portia Robinson on ABC soap opera, General Hospital (2020—).

Life and career[edit]

Kerr was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.[2] Kerr moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school to pursue a career in acting. She made her television debut in 1996, appearing in an episode of UPN sitcom Moesha. She later guest-starred on The Wayans Bros., Saved by the Bell: The New Class, The Steve Harvey Show, Hang Time, Smart Guy and City Guys.

In 1999, Kerr was cast in a new soap opera Passions on NBC, where she starred as Whitney Russell Harris from the show's debut in 1999 until 2007. For her performance she received two Soap Opera Digest Awards nomination and one NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series nomination.[3] She is featured in Kenny Chesney's video for his 2008 single "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven". She was also in 3T's music video "Why" feat. Michael Jackson in 1995. And she was in the Beenie Man Girls Dem Sugar Music Video Featuring American R&B Singer Mýa in 2000.

After Passions, Kerr starred opposite John Larroquette in the Hallmark Channel film McBride: Dogged and had a recurring role on the CBS prime time soap opera, Cane. In 2008, she starred as Tara Thornton in the unaired first pilot of the HBO horror series, True Blood, and was subsequently replaced by Rutina Wesley for that role. She guest-starred on CSI: Miami, NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii Five-O and Westworld. She also appeared in a made-for-television movies Flower Girl (2009), This Magic Moment (2013) and Mommy Is a Murderer (2020). In 2020, Kerr joined the cast of ABC soap opera, General Hospital as Dr. Portia Robinson.[4] [5] In 2023, she received Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She had her son when she was 16 years old with long-time boyfriend Christopher Warren.[7] Kerr and Warren have been together since their teens, but separated in 2009.[8] Her son Chris Warren Jr. is also an actor; he has appeared as Zeke in High School Musical, High School Musical 2, and High School Musical 3.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Moesha Montell Jordan's Date Episode: "A Concerted Effort: Part 2"
1996 The Wayans Bros. Hostess Episode: "Goin' to the Net"
1997 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Shauna Episode: "It's Not About Winning"
1998 The Steve Harvey Show Holly Episode: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
1998 Talent Kelly
1998 Hang Time Gina Episode: "Easy Credit"
1998 Smart Guy Shakira Episode: "Achy Breaky Heart"
1998 City Guys Samantha Episode: "Party of Three"
1999—2007 Passions Whitney Russell Harris Series regular
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2008)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress (2005)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Triangle (2005)
2000 Shoe Shine Boys Fan
2001 Special Unit 2 Episode: "The Brothers"
2007 McBride: Dogged Debbie Television film
2007 Cane Denise Episodes: "Time Away" and "The Perfect Son"
2008 CSI: Miami Lexa Knowles Episode: "You May Now Kill the Bride"
2008 True Blood Tara Thornton Original pilot
2009 Flower Girl Brooke Harper Television film
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Sapphire Episode: "Fame"
2013 This Magic Moment Gina Verano Television film
2016 The Grinder Heather Episode: "Delusions of Grinder"
2016 Westworld Woman on Train Episode: "The Original"
2019 Hawaii Five-0 Carol Episode: "Kuipeia E Ka Makani Apaa"
2020 Mommy Is a Murderer Cameron Television film
2020—present General Hospital Dr. Portia Robinson Series regular
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2023)


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  4. ^ Rice, Lynette (February 26, 2020). "Exclusive: General Hospital adds Passions vet Brook Kerr". Entertainment Weekly. United States: Meredith Corporation. Archived from the original on February 27, 2020. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Young, Candace (February 26, 2020). "General Hospital casts Brook Kerr as Portia Robinson". United States: SheKnows Media. Archived from the original on February 27, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
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  7. ^ "Brook Kerr". IMDb. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "Brook Kerr files for Divorce From Chris Warren". Retrieved October 7, 2014.

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