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Brooke Christa Shields
New York, NY
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Actor; model; author
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Brooke Shields Fast Facts:
Is descended from English and French royalty.
Began her modeling career at 11 months old, when she appeared in an Ivory soap ad photographed by Francesco Scavullo.
First major film role was in Louis Malle's 1978 drama
, in which she played a child growing up in a brothel.
At 14, was the youngest model to appear on the cover of Vogue.
At 15, starred in a controversial Calvin Klein jeans commercial in which she said, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."
Put her career on hold from 1983 to '87 to attend Princeton University.
A popular guest spot on
led to NBC creating the sitcom
for her in 1996.
Starred in several Broadway revivals throughout the 2000s, including
Was famously criticized by Tom Cruise over taking medication for postpartum depression; he later apologized, and she attended his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.
Appeared in the recurring role of Miley's late mom on the Disney Channel's
Is the author of several books, including the memoirs
The Brooke Book
Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
(2005) and the children's book
It's the Best Day Ever, Dad!
In 2011, took over the part of Morticia Addams in the Broadway musical version of
The Addams Family
Brooke Shields Relationships:
Cristiana Shields - Half Sister
Marina Shields Purcell - Half Sister
Dean Cain - Ex-significant Other
Teri Shields - Mother
Chris Henchy - Husband
Frank Shields - Father
Diana "Didi" Shields - Stepmother
Olympia Shields - Half Sister
Diana Achincloss Cunningham - Stepsister
Grier Hammond Henchy - Daughter
Rowan Francis Henchy - Daughter
Thomas Gore Auchincloss Jr. - Stepbrother
Andre Agassi - Ex-husband
Brooke Shields Awards:
1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1984 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Young Motion Picture Performer - Winner
1997 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
1981 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Young Motion Picture Performer - Winner
1983 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Young Motion Picture Performer - Winner
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (AB in French, 1987)
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