Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress

Brooke Christa Shields is an American actress and model. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle's film Pretty Baby.

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May 31, 1965
6′ 0″
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Brooke Shields is an American actress and model who was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City. She began her career as a child model when she was just 11 months old and became internationally recognized for appearing in Calvin Klein advertisements at the age of 14. She made her film debut in the 1978 movie "Pretty Baby", which drew controversy due to its themes of pedophilia and Shields' nudity in the role. 

Shields continued to act throughout her teenage years, starring in films like "The Blue Lagoon" (1980), "Endless Love" (1981) and "The Muppet Movie" (1979). Her breakout roles were in Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, where she played Juliet opposite Leonard Whiting's Romeo, and Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 classic The Outsiders. In 1985, Shields starred alongside Michael J. Fox in the cult classic "Teen Wolf". Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in various television shows such as “Suddenly Susan” (1996-2000) and “Lipstick Jungle” (2008-2009). 

In recent years, Shields has appeared on Broadway, with credits including productions of “Cabaret” (2014) and “Chicago” (2015); she also had guest starring roles on TV shows like “Law & Order: SVU” (1999-2017) and “Jane the Virgin” (2014-present). Additionally, Shields is an author, having written six books ranging from memoirs to children's literature.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Brooke Shields is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 31, 1965, Brooke Shields was born in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in “Pretty Baby”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shields stars as 12 year old Violet in the controversial movie “Pretty Baby”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Played a Role in “The Blue Lagoon”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shields plays the role of Emmeline in the movie “The Blue Lagoon.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Princeton University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shields graduates with honors from Princeton University with a degree in French Literature.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Andre Agassi</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shields marries tennis star Andre Agassi on April 19, 1995.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in Broadway Production of “Cabaret”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shields takes on the lead role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway production of “Cabaret.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Divorces Andre Agassi</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shields and Agassi divorce after four years of marriage.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brooke Shields is an iconic actress who has been in some of the most beloved movies of all time. From her breakout role as a child star in the movie Pretty Baby to her more recent roles in The Blue Lagoon and Suddenly Susan, Brooke Shields has proven that she can captivate audiences with her charisma and talent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Throughout her career, Brooke Shields has been a great role model for young people. She has always spoken out against drugs, alcohol and smoking, and has worked tirelessly to promote education, self-esteem and body acceptance. Her commitment to helping others is a quality that we can all admire.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brooke Shields is an inspiration to many people around the world. She has faced many obstacles in her life, yet she continues to push forward and persevere. Her strength, courage and determination are admirable qualities that we can all learn from.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest Actress to Receive an Emmy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the age of 12, Brooke Shields became the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Emmy award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Child Actor to Reach Number One on the Billboard Charts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1980, Brooke Shields released her single "Toy Soldier" which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first child actor to do so.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Appeared in an Alanis Morissette Music Video</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brooke Shields appeared in the music video for Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic" in 1996.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Starred in Three Different Broadway Productions</h3><p id="" class "facts-text">Brooke Shields has starred in three different Broadway productions including Grease, Wonderful Town, and Cabaret.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Wrote Two Bestselling Books</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brooke Shields has written two bestselling books - On Your Own and Down Came the Rain - about her experiences with postpartum depression.</p></div>


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