Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

  • Birth Name :
  • Christa Brooke Shields
  • Date of Birth :
  • May 31, 1965
  • Place of Birth :
  • New York, USA
  • Profession :
  • Actress, Model
  • Nationality :
  • American

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Brooke Shields Biography

Brooke Christa Camille Shields began her professional career at only eleven months of age when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby, and by age 3 was a runway model. Since that time she has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines - most notably Time magazine as the Face of the Eighties, and Life magazine on three separate occasions. At the age of 15, Shields appeared in controversial print and TV ads for Calvin Klein jeans which included her saying the famous tagline, "Do you wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."

Brooke Shields's film career began in 1978 with her appearance in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby which had numerous nude scenes. She played a role of a child living in a brothel. Also one of her best known films "The Blue Lagoon" released in 1980 included a number of nude scenes between teenage cousins on a deserted island. Shields put her film career on hold to attend Princeton University from 1983 to 1987, graduating with a degree in French literature. Shields has appeared in a number of television shows, the most successful being the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan and on-stage productions, mostly musical revivals, including Grease, Cabaret, Wonderful Town.

Brooke Shields has received numerous awards and accolades. In 1997 and 1998 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and was also nominated for 'The American Comedy Awards' Funniest Female Performer in a Television Series - Leading Role. She won five People's Choice Awards - Favorite Young Performer in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984 and Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series in 1997. In 1999 Shields received the Genii Award for Outstanding Success in Television, Stellar Achievements in Television Performances and Good Citizenship in the Television Community. The actress also is the proud recipient of the First Annual Fun, Fearless, Female Award from Cosmopolitan magazine. Shields is the author of The Brooke Book and On Your Own. In addition to her professional career, she continues to be a strong advocate for children's rights and literacy.

Brooke Shields has romantic relationships with Ted McGinley - her high school prom escort, Dean Cain - her Princeton roommate and the first man with whom she had sex, according the Associated Press, John F. Kennedy Jr., Michael Bolton, Prince Albert II of Monaco. On April 19, 1997 she married to professional tennis player Andre Agassi and were seperated on April 9, 1999. Since April 4, 2001, she has been married to television writer Chris Henchy.