Birthday: May 31, 1965
Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Gemini
Also Known As: Brooke Christa Shields
Born Country: United States
Born in: Manhattan, New York, United States
Famous as: Actress and Model
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Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Females
Spouse/Ex-: Chris Henchy (m. 2001), Andre Agassi (m. 1997–1999)
father: Francis Alexander Shields
mother: Teri Shields
siblings: Christina Shields, Marina Shields, Olympia Shields, Thomas Gore Auchincloss Jr.
children: Grier Hammond Henchy, Rowan Francis Henchy
Diseases & Disabilities: Depression
City: New York City
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: Princeton University, New Lincoln School, Dwight-Englewood School
Who is Brooke Shields?
Brooke Shields is an American actress and model. Thanks to the kind of films she took up as a child actress and her glamorous career as a model, Brooke Shields became one of Hollywood’s most iconic personalities. Her mother, who was an actress, made sure Brooke Shields became a glamorous diva during her early teens. Though she started her career as a child model and actress, she ended up landing controversial roles early in her career; her role as a child prostitute at the age of 12 garnered widespread notoriety. During her teenage years, she became one of the most sought-after models apart from appearing in films and TV series. She was often featured in many leading magazines and became part of several marketing campaigns of popular brands. After successfully transitioning from a teenage star to an adult actress, Brooke Shields went on to establish herself as a popular TV star. One of her finest performances was delivered in the television sitcom ‘Suddenly Susan’ for which she received two ‘Golden Globe Award’ nominations. She was also nominated for two ‘Satellite Awards’ for her work in ‘Suddenly Susan.’
Childhood & Early Life
Brooke Christa Shields was born on May 31, 1965, in Manhattan, New York, USA, to Teri Schmon and Francis Alexander Shields. Her mother was an actress, while her father was a businessman. Her father’s family had ties with the noble families in Italy. In fact, her father’s mother Donna Marina Torlonia was a princess.
Brooke Shields’ parents divorced when she was five months old. Shields lived with her mother. Her mother wanted Shields to become an actress. She had decided that she would go to any length to make her daughter an actress.
Brooke Shields started off as a child actress and model. She appeared in her first commercial when she was 11 months old. At the age of 12, Shields appeared in the film ‘Pretty Baby’ where she portrayed a child prostitute. Soon after, she was signed by ‘Ford Modelling Agency.’
In 1980, she appeared on the cover of ‘Vogue’ magazine as a 14-year-old. She followed it up with a famous advert for ‘Calvin Klein.’ By now, Shields had become a teenage sensation and was sought after by the biggest brands. Her remuneration at the age of 16 was said to be $10000 per day.
Shields was admitted to ‘New Lincoln School’ in New York City, but later transferred to ‘Dwight-Englewood School’ in New Jersey; she lived with her mother in New Jersey. She graduated in the year 1983.
Brooke Shields was a good student. Upon graduating from high school, she went to the prestigious ‘Princeton University’ in New Jersey. She studied French literature and completed her bachelor’s degree in 1987.
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Brooke Shields’ portrayal of a child prostitute named ‘Violet’ in the film ‘Pretty Baby’ raised a furore. The following year, she starred in another film titled ‘Wanda Nevada.’ The film, which was directed by Peter Fonda, narrates the tale of ‘Wanda,’ played by Brooke Shields, and her dreams of singing at the ‘Grand Ole Opry.’
Along with acting in movies, Brooke Shields went on to become a well-known model by the time she was a teenager. In 1980, she starred in the film ‘Blue Lagoon’ which remains the most famous movie of her career. The film made her an overnight star. Although there was some controversy regarding the nude scenes, Shields later admitted that body doubles were used
In 1981, Brooke Shields starred in a romantic film titled ‘Endless Love.’ Though the film was initially given an X-rating, the producers of the film decided to edit it so that an R-rating could be obtained. The film was successful and Shields won many awards, becoming one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.
Shields is also a popular TV star. Her first TV appearance was at the age of 15 when she played a role on ‘The Muppet Show.’ In 1996, she was cast in a major role in the series ‘Suddenly Susan’ and her work was praised by the critics. Shields also made several guest appearances in some of the leading shows of the 1990s and early 2000s like ‘Friends,’ ‘That 70s Show,’ and ‘Two and a Half Men.’
In 2007, she made a guest appearance on the TV show ‘Hannah Montana.’ In 2008, she was cast in the show ‘Lipstick Jungle,’ but the show ended soon after.
In 2010 and 2012, she made guest appearances in the show ‘The Middle.’ In 2012, she was also featured in the American genealogy documentary series ‘Who do you think you Are?’ in which it was revealed that she is a distant cousin of King Louis XIV of France.
She has appeared in many television shows like ‘The Michael J. Fox Show,’ ‘When Calls the Heart,’ ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ and ‘Murphy Brown.’
Brooke Shields is one of Hollywood’s most famous stars. It must be said that the movie ‘Blue Lagoon,’ which released in 1980, broke new ground in the American film industry. The movie is one of the greatest accomplishments in Shields’ film acting career.
Awards & Achievements
Starting from 1981, Brooke Shields was awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ on four consecutive occasions under the ‘Favourite Young Performer’ category.
Personal Life & Legacy
Brooke Shields had a string of relationships with many famous men during her teenage years and early 20s. She had relationships with the likes of Liam Neeson, George Michael, Prince Naruhito, John Travolta, and Dodi Fayed.
On April 19, 1997, she got married to tennis ace Andre Agassi, but the marriage ended in a divorce two years later.
She got married to Chris Henchy in April 2001 and the couple has two daughters.
She is a spokeswoman for Tupperware's ‘Chain of Confidence SMART Girls’ campaign.
Brooke Shields has an estimated net worth of $25 million.