Movies and TV shows Star Brooke Shields Biography
brooke shields biography
Brooke Christa Shields was born on May 31, 1965, in New York City, USA. She was raised in a well-to-do family and her mother, Teri Shields played an active role in her early career.
Early Modeling Career:
Brooke Shields began her modeling career at a very young age. She gained widespread attention and controversy when she appeared in a provocative Calvin Klein jeans ad campaign at the age of 14, with the famous tagline, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.”
Brooke Shields transitioned into acting and made her film debut in the controversial 1978 movie “Pretty Baby,” where she played the role of a child prostitute. She continued to act in various films and television shows, including “The Blue Lagoon” (1980), “Endless Love” (1981) and “Suddenly Susan” (1996-2000) among others.
Despite her early career in entertainment, Brooke Shields pursued higher education. She graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in French literature.
Brooke Shields has been married twice, first to tennis player Andre Agassi and later to screenwriter Chris Henchy. She has two daughters with Chris Henchy.
Shields has been an advocate for various causes, including postpartum depression awareness. She authored a book, “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression,” in which she discussed her own experiences with the condition.
Brooke Shields has maintained a presence in the entertainment industry over the years, appearing in television series, stage productions and other projects.
brooke shields Movies and TV shows
- Pretty Baby (1978) – In this controversial film, Shields played the role of a child prostitute.
- The Blue Lagoon (1980) – She starred in this romantic adventure film as a young girl stranded on a deserted island.
- Endless Love (1981) – Shields appeared in this romantic drama alongside Martin Hewitt.
- Sahara (1983) – An adventure comedy film in which she played a lead role.
- Brenda Starr (1989) – She portrayed the title character in this film based on the popular comic strip.
- The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) – Shields made a cameo appearance in this Muppet movie.
- The Bachelor (1999) – A romantic comedy film in which she appeared alongside Chris O’Donnell.
- Furry Vengeance (2010) – She had a supporting role in this family comedy film.
- My Sister’s Keeper (2009) – Shields played a significant role in this drama film.
- Chalet Girl (2011) – A British romantic comedy film in which she appeared.
- Suddenly Susan (1996-2000) – Shields starred in this NBC sitcom as Susan Keane, a magazine writer.
- Lipstick Jungle (2008-2009) – She played Wendy Healy, one of the main characters, in this comedy-drama series.
- Jane the Virgin (2015-2017) – Brooke Shields had a recurring role in this popular comedy-drama series.
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2006, 2010) – She made guest appearances in two different episodes of this long-running crime drama series.
- The Middle (2014) – A guest role in this sitcom.
- When Calls the Heart (2018) – A recurring role in this Hallmark Channel series.
brooke shields awards and nominations
Young Artist Awards:
Nominated for Best Juvenile Actress in a Motion Picture for “The Blue Lagoon” in 1981.
People’s Choice Awards:
Won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program for “Suddenly Susan” in 1997.
Nominated for Worst Actress for “Sahara” in 1984.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series for “Suddenly Susan” in 1997.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Brooke Shields was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.