Greenhouse Academy: Who plays Brooke? Grace Van Dien's replacement explained!

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You're not imagining things, it's definitely a different actress.

Netflix, you're doing good...

How many shows are you currently following right now? Pretty hard to count, right? If you managed to name them all though, we imagine about half or more are on Netflix. 

The streaming service has had another incredible year so far, achieving immense success with Stranger Things season 3, while treating audiences to the return of such hit shows as Mindhunter, Big Mouth, and let's not forget, the excellent conclusion of Orange Is the New Black

With so much added already in 2019, it's hard to make the time for a lot of titles. Then again, there are some shows which you'll drop everything for once new episodes surface. For a number of fans, this is the case with Greenhouse Academy. Season 3 of the tween-drama series landed on Friday, October 25th 2019, and while it's the same great show, there have been some obvious changes. 

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Greenhouse Academy: Who plays Brooke?

Fan-favourite Brooke Osmond is played by Danika Yarosh. 

As you'll know, this wasn't exactly the case for seasons 1 and 2, which featured Grace Van Dien in the role. However, we have to admit that Danika does a pretty fantastic job. 

The 21-year-old American actress is a fresh addition to the show, but you'll likely recognise her from a number of previous properties. She has previously starred in the likes of such TV projects as 30 Rock (she played School Girl), In Plain Sight (Bonnie Arnett), 1600 Penn (Jessica), See Dad Run (Olivia), Shameless (Holly Herkimer), Heroes Reborn (Malina Bennet) and Chicago P.D. (Ellie Olstern). 

As for movies, she's also been in The Color of Time (Irene), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Samantha), The Miracle Season (Caroline Found) and Back Roads (Ashlee). 

Danika Yarosh attends the 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' Berlin Premiere at CineStar Sony Center on October 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.Danika Yarosh attends the 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' Berlin Premiere at CineStar Sony Center on October 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

What happened to Grace Van Dien?

As highlighted by Deadline, the previous Brooke actress - Grace Van Dien - departed from the show thanks to another opportunity.

Instead of Greenhouse Academy, she hopped aboard the NBC series The Village, after landing a recurring role; she plays Katie Campbell. She was great in Greenhouse Academy, but it's nice to see her branch out and take on some different work. 

According to her IMDb, she's also set to star in such projects as Riding Faith, Lady Driver and The Binge. Since UK audiences saw her play Brooke, we have also seen her portray Sharon Tate in Charlie Says, who was also depicted by Margot Robbie in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood earlier this year. 

Follow Danika Yarosh on Instagram!

With Danika set to reprise the role of Brooke in the future, it's definitely worth checking out her Instagram. 

You can find her at @danikayarosh; she currently has 77.8k followers. 

It's been a pretty busy 2019, as she's also tackled the role of Kelen Stewart in The Purge TV series. In a recent Insta post, she wrote: "New episode of @thepurgetv tonight!!!! Can’t wait for you all to meet Kelen."

So, if you're a horror fan, you can catch in two excellent shows!

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