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Real Name: Brooke Shields
Birthday: May 31, 1965
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Sign: Sun in Gemini, Moon in Gemini 

 

Brooke Shields Biography And Filmography:

Through connections of her mother, Brooke Shields was hired for her first modeling job before her second birthday when she was selected to pose for advertisements for Ivory Snow. Within two years, the young girl was a professional on the runways and was featured as a Breck Girl and in Colgate television spots. With her sensual lips, gorgeous hair and eyes, she projected the image of a Lolita while off-screen she was a conservative Catholic girl. When she was cast for the title role of a child prostitute in "Pretty Baby" (1978), a film inspired by the life of photographer E.J. Bellocq, Shields became entangled in debate, partly over the explicit sexuality of her role, and partly for her innocent nude scenes.

Brooke tried to show a more wholesome personality co-starring with George Burns in "Just You and Me, Kid" (1979) and was featured in a number of variety specials hosted by comic Bob Hope. But Shields reverted to young teen sex for the 1980 remake of "The Blue Lagoon" and then the dramatic adaptation of "Endless Love" (1981). By the time Brooke enrolled at Princeton in 1983, she was considered more of a personality than an actress and the few movies she made during her college years "Sahara" and "Brenda Starr" just confirmed that belief.

Brooke was equally famous for a chapter in a 1984 book she wrote "On Your Own" in which she talked about the virtues of remaining a virgin.


As the 1990s began, Shields worked hard to limit those images. She portrayed a stalking victim in the 1993 movie "I Can Make You Love Me: The Stalking of Laura Black" and surprised many with her Broadway musical debut as bad young teen girl Betty Rizzo in a revival of "Grease" in 1995. A guest role as a fanatical soap opera fan on a two-part episode of "Friends" showed her skills as a comedienne and the actress soon was getting offers for sitcoms. Shields was cast in the role of a San Franciscan journalist coping as a single woman in the NBC TV series "Suddenly Susan" (1996-2000), a comedy about a guy named Jack who owns a fashion magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancÚ on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine. 

Shields then gave a nice role as a stuck-up socialite at first willing to marry Chris O'Donnell until she learns of the terms in "The Bachelor" (1999) with Renee Zellweger, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Esposito. She was also cast as a documentary filmmaker following a group of white urban kids enthralled by hip-hop culture in James Toback's messy and uneven "Black and White" (1999) with Claudia Shiffer and Robert Downey Jr..

In "The Weekend" (2000), Shields was cast as a daughter who continuously disappoints her overly critical mother (Gena Rowlands) while the 2001 Lifetime TV movie "What Makes a Family" gave her a great role as a lesbian single parent. Brooke was next seen in two miniseries: "Widows" (2002) as the poor actress Shirley, one of the widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting who join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting; and "Gone But Not Forgotten" (2004), as a lawyer who defends a entrepreneur accused of being a serial killer. Shields also enjoyed a recurring role as Pamela Burkhart, mother of Mila Kunis' character Jackie on the popular Fox sitcom "That 70s Show" in 2004. 

In 2005, Brooke released her memoir "Down Came the Rain", the story of her struggles with post-partum depression, including becoming dependent on anti-depressant Paxil, following the birth of her daughter Rowan in 2003. The set off al public war of words with her "Endless Love" costar Tom Cruise, who in an interview with "Access Hollywood" criticized her use of medication, in line with the teachings of the Church of Scientology, he suggested that "vitamins" would have been an adequate cure, and took a shot at the state of her career. She hit back, calling his comments "dangerous" and suggested that people shouldn't take advice from someone who devotes his life to a worship of aliens.

Following a 2001 Los Angeles show in the "Vagina Monologues" Shields was hired to play Sally Bowls in "Cabaret" with Broadway's Roundabout Theater Company that same year. In 2003 Brooke appeared pregnant in the off-Broadway production of "The Exonerated", a play based on interviews with death row inmates. The actress next starred as Ruth Sherwood in the Broadway revival of "Wonderful Town" at the Martin Beck Theater in 2004 and made her London stage debut playing Roxie Hart in the West End production of "Chicago" in 2005.

Brooke has also had several guest appearance roles on popular television comedies such as, "That '70s Show", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", "Nip/Tuck", "Two and a Half Men", "The Batman", "Hannah Montana" with Miley Cyrus. Starting in 2008, Brooke has starred in the television comedy "Lipstick Jungle" (2008-2009), a look at the lives of Nico, Wendy, and Victory - three of "New York's 50 Most Powerful Women", according to the tabloids. 

Brooke Shields then lent her voice talents to the animated fantasy film based on the DC comic book "Justice League: The New Frontier" (2008), set in the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth. Shields also appeared in the comedy "Bag Boy" (2008) about a teenager who enters the competitive world of grocery store bagging.


Brooke was then cast and hired in the mystery thriller "The Midnight Meat Train" about a New York photographer who hunts down a serial killer. Based on Clive Barker's short story "Midnight Meat Train". Shields wrapped up the year with a role in another animates comedy "Unstable Fables: Goldilocks & 3 Bears Show" (2009) with Jamie Lynn Spears as the voice of Goldilocks.

During 2010, Shields appeared on several TV series including The Middle (2010), Funny or Die Presents (2010), and the made for TV movie “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” (2010) playing Madame Varcolac in the story of a Californian family who inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters - and he is not disappointed.

Brooke was able to also sneak in a comedy movie that year with “Furry Vengeance” (2010) working with Brendan Fraser and Matt Prokop where in the Oregon wilderness a real estate developer's new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protesters - local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

After a short break, Brooke Shields again emerged on the big screen with several projects including the comedy “Chalet Girl” (2011) about a pretty tomboy played by Felicity Jones, who used to be a champion skateboarder but now she's stuck in a dead end job trying to support her father. Another comedy adventure followed with “The Greening of Whitney Brown” (2011) about a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia who is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times.

Brooke wrapped her year in the comedy role of Beth Humphrey alongside Daryl Hannah in “The Hot Flashes” (2012) – the story of an unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women who were all former high school champions.

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