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Mehcad Brooks Biography

Birth Name:
Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks
Birth Place:
Austin, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Began acting in school and local plays at age 15
  • Excelled in high school sports and was named a Texal all-state basketball player
  • Son of former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Billy Brooks and editorial writer Alberta Phillips
  • Big break came with the role of Matthew Applewhite on Desperate Housewives, for which he earned an Image Award nomination
  • Included in Daily Variety's Ten Young Actors to Watch in 2005
  • Landed the role of Tara's love interest Eggs on the vampire series True Blood and played a lawyer on the short-lived The Deep End
  • Modeling gigs include the racy 2010 video and print ads for Calvin Klein X underwear line

Awards

  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships

  • Billy Brooks -- Brother
  • Billy Brooks -- Father
  • Alberta Phillips -- Mother
  • Gary Bledsoe -- Stepfather