A local high school senior had the opportunity to join the Law and Order: SVU cast for a role in a recent episode.
Brooke Dawson, who lives in North Delaware, already had experience in the performing arts. The 17-year-old has been featured on a number of national television shows like Celebrity Ghost Stories and Mysteries at the Museum.
“I participated in a lot of pageants when I was growing up, so that’s how I got used to talking and performing,” said Dawson. “As I grew up, that’s how I mainly got into it.”
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Dawson was casted as a teen fan in the upcoming Law and Order: SVU episode, “Agent Provocateur.”
“It was freezing cold, but it was so fun,” she said. “I met a lot of new people, which is my favorite part of the business.”
The teen is thankful to her supportive family who helped her break into the competitive business when she was 14-years-old.
“Once I got a feel for the business, my dad took me to New York and we started to get interviews for agencies there,” she said. “That’s how I got into the business.”
Dawson’s beginnings stem from her father’s serendipitous idea to have his daughter recreate a beloved family photo of his wife, who was also a model and actress in her teen years.
“After the photo-shoot [the photographer] said, ‘you really need to take her to some agencies,’” Brian recalls.
Graduating in May, Dawson looks forward to turning 18 and landing more gigs over the summer. She has committed to West Virginia University where she will double major in psychology and theater.
“[If] the acting, modeling and singing career doesn’t work out – it’s a competitive career and I know that – I want to be a dolphin trainer,” said Brooke.