With a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model for a mother and an ex-president of Yale for a grandfather, Jordana Brewster boasts both beauty and brains in her background. A cosmopolitan starlet who spent time in London and Rio de Janeiro before settling in New York as a teen, Brewster launched her acting career at 15 with a three-year stint on As the World Turns
as Nikki Munson before making her big-screen debut in the 1998 horror flick The Faculty
. But she raced to stardom as Paul Walker's sexy girlfriend in the 2001 hit The Fast and the Furious
and grabbed tabloid headlines with high-profile boyfriends Mark Wahlberg and Derek Jeter. She then stepped away from the spotlight to study at Yale. Upon graduation in 2003, Brewster brushed off her sultry image in a trio of films (D.E.B.S.
, Nearing Grace
) before starring in the gory prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
The horror flick was produced by her future husband, Andrew Form, whom she married in 2007. TV beckoned once again with a recurring role on the action-comedy Chuck
before Brewster returned to the big screen in 2009 to reprise her role as Mia Toretto in Fast & Furious
.Jordana Brewster Fast Facts:
- Raised in London, Rio de Janeiro and New York.
- Speaks fluent Portuguese.
- Got her start as a child dancer in the 1988 Brazilian kids series Xuxa Against Evil.
- Made her TV debut in an episode of All My Children in 1995 before beginning a three-year tenure on As the World Turns.
- Modeled in ads for Tommy Hilfiger products.
- Appeared in the Pink Floyd music-video remake of Another Brick in the Wall.
- Jordana Brewster Relationships:
- Kingman Brewster Jr. - Grandfather
- Mark Wahlberg - Ex-significant Other
- Maria Joao - Mother
- Alden Brewster - Father
- Andrew Form - Husband
- Isabella Brewster - Sister
- Julian Brewster-Form - Son
- Derek Jeter - Ex-significant Other
- Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (BA in English, 2003)