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Also Known As: Brooke Christa Camille Shields Died:
Born: May 31, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, model, producer

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When Brooke Shields uttered the suggestive fashion catchphrase, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing " she may as well have been talking about her career instead of a pair of jeans. Shields carved out a long and profitable run as a model, actress, and author, despite innumerable personal and professional setbacks that would have derailed even the most driven entertainer. Like her one-time boyfriend, pop singer Michael Jackson, she grew up in the public eye and endured critical drubbings and personal dramas for all to see, but unlike her former beau, she emerged stronger and more widely respected by fans and critics alike as she grew into herself. From her first major film role in director Louis Malle's controversial "Pretty Baby" (1978), in which she played a child prostitute, through the public wrath directed toward her manager mother for what some saw as "pimping" out her young daughter in various R-rated films, through Shield's public battle with Tom Cruise over the proper treatment of postpartum depression, the brunette beauty had courted controversy for over 30 years, refusing to back down from her beliefs. Whatever one thought of her choices, they could not discount...

When Brooke Shields uttered the suggestive fashion catchphrase, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing " she may as well have been talking about her career instead of a pair of jeans. Shields carved out a long and profitable run as a model, actress, and author, despite innumerable personal and professional setbacks that would have derailed even the most driven entertainer. Like her one-time boyfriend, pop singer Michael Jackson, she grew up in the public eye and endured critical drubbings and personal dramas for all to see, but unlike her former beau, she emerged stronger and more widely respected by fans and critics alike as she grew into herself. From her first major film role in director Louis Malle's controversial "Pretty Baby" (1978), in which she played a child prostitute, through the public wrath directed toward her manager mother for what some saw as "pimping" out her young daughter in various R-rated films, through Shield's public battle with Tom Cruise over the proper treatment of postpartum depression, the brunette beauty had courted controversy for over 30 years, refusing to back down from her beliefs. Whatever one thought of her choices, they could not discount her courage and how well she had turned out, when all cards had seemed stacked against her as a child star marketed as a sex object almost from the day she was born.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hot Flashes, The (2013)
2.
 Other Guys, The (2010)
4.
 Furry Vengeance (2010)
5.
 Other Guys, The (2010)
9.
 Outsider, The (2006)
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Milestones close milestones

1966:
At 11 months of age, posed in Ivory Snow advertisements photographed by Francesco Scavullo
1968:
Became a runway model at age three
:
Appeared in Richard Avedon's Colgate ads and a campaign for Breck shampoo
1977:
TV-movie acting debut, "The Prince of Central Park" (CBS)
1977:
Film acting debut, "Communion/Alice Sweet Alice" (filmed in 1976)
1978:
Breakthrough film role as a child prostitute in Louis Malle's controversial "Pretty Baby"; appeared nude in several scenes
1979:
Co-starred with George Burns in "Just You and Me, Kid"
1979:
Had title role in "Wanda Nevada"
1980:
Starred opposite Christopher Atkins in "The Blue Lagoon"
1980:
Appeared in numerous TV specials hosted by Bob Hope
1981:
Appeared in a controversial advertising campaign for Calvin Klein jeans
1981:
Played the young heroine in Franco Zefferelli's "Endless Love"
1984:
Acted in the TV-movie "Wet Gold," a loose remake of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
1986:
Cast in title role of the comic strip reporter "Brenda Starr"; film not released theatrically until 1992 in the US
1986:
Stage acting debut in the Off-Broadway production of "The Eden Cinema"
1988:
Headlined the CBS movie "The Diamond Trap"
1992:
Played a spoiled socialite bride in an episode of the NBC series "Quantum Leap"
1992:
Appeared in a Los Angeles production of "Love Letters" opposite David Keith
1993:
Portrayed the title role in the CBS movie "I Can Make You Love Me: The Stalking of Laura Black"
1993:
Reprised performance in "Love Letters"; co-starring Martin Hewitt (her leading man in "Endless Love")
1994:
Starred in the low-budget thriller "The Seventh Floor"
1994:
Cast as a documentary filmmaker in "Born Wild"; also sang in the film
1995:
Broadway musical debut as Betty Rizzo in "Grease"; had toured in role prior to her six-month NYC stint
:
Fired her mother as her manager
1996:
Made memorable guest appearance in a two-part episode of the NBC sitcom "Friends"; played a rabid soap opera fan pursuing actor Joey Tribiani (Matt LeBlanc)
1996:
TV series debut, the title role of a San Franciscan journalist in the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan"; began producing as of the 1998-1999 season
1999:
Portrayed a documentary filmmaker married to a gay man (Robert Downey Jr.) in "Black and White"
2000:
Played Gena Rowlands' daughter in "The Weekend" (filmed in 1998); screened at the Seattle Film Festival
2001:
Acted on stage in the L.A. production of "The Vagina Monologues" (January)
2001:
Replaced Gina Gershon as Sally Bowles in Broadway production of "Cabaret"
2002:
Co-starred with Rosie Perez and Mercedes Ruehl in the ABC miniseries "Widows"
2004:
Cast as Jackie's mom in three episodes in the Fox comedy "That 70's Show"
2004:
Replace Donna Murphy in the Tony-winning revival of "Wonderful Town"
2005:
Made London stage debut in "Chicago" playing the hard-boiled jailbird Roxie Hart; continued the role as the murderess Roxie Hart on Broadway
2005:
Penned the book, <i>Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression</i>
2006:
Had a recurring role as Christian's therapist in "Nip/Tuck" (FX)
2007:
Guest starred on Disney's "Hannah Montana" playing Susan Stewart, Miley and Jackson's mother
2008:
Returned to series TV as Wendy, a movie executive in NBC's "Lipstick Jungle"
2010:
Cast in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's hit off-Broadway comedy "Love, Loss and What I Wore" at the Westside Theatre
2010:
Co-starred with Brendan Fraser in the family comedy "Furry Vengeance"
2010:
Cast in the Los Angeles production of "Leap of Faith" at the Ahmanson Theatre
2011:
Replaced Bebe Neuwirth, as Morticia Addams, in "The Addams Family" musical on Broadway
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Education

Lenox School: New York , New York -
Dwight-Englewood School: Englewood , New Jersey -
Princeton University: Princeton , New Jersey - 1983 - 1987

Notes

"I have been photographing for 50 years, but I've never known anybody like Brooke. She went through all those stages, a baby, little girl, a teenager, and always was fabulous to work with. I've never seen her be temperamental or uncooperative. She's an amazing young lady." --photographer Francesco Scavullo in Biography, October 1997.

"Humor was always an outlet for me--it's the easiest defense and the easiest diffusion, whether from fear or just breaking the ice." --Brooke Shields quoted in Newsday, October 19, 1996

"When I look back at the past 30 years, it's amazing to me that that kid DID survive the first 10. I don't know how she did it. I can't say it was healthy, but we did the best we could within these circumstances thrown at me. OK, my parents were divorced. But I don't remember being unhappy. I was a kid. You don't labor through what's not fun." --Shields reflecting on her childhood in Rolling Stone, October 3, 1996.

"I never want to do anything for money. Anyway, I'm so naive about finances. Once my mother mentioned an amount and realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That's like three Mercedes.' Then I understood"---Brook Shields to People July 08, 1985

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Christopher Atkins. Actor. Dated for two weeks.
companion:
Dean Cain. Actor. Dated for two years while both were attending Princeton.
companion:
Liam Neeson. Actor. No longer together.
husband:
Andre Agassi. Tennis player. Introduced in September 1993 by Lyndie Benson, a mutual friend; had first date in December 1993; became engaged in February 1996; married on April 19, 1997; Shields filed for divorce in April 1999; divorced; Shields also had the marriage annulled.
husband:
Chris Henchy. Writer, producer. Began dating from late 1999; became engaged in July 2000; married on April 4, 2001 in a civil ceremony held on Catalina Island; had Catholic ceremony on May 26, 2001.
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Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Francis X Shields. Professional tennis player, actor. Died in 1975.
father:
Frank Shields. Revlon executive. Born c. 1936; married Teri Shields in March 1965; divorced in November 1965.
mother:
Teri Shields. Manager, cosmetologist, former model. Born c. 1934; married Frank Shields in March 1965; divorced in November 1965; managed daughter's career from her birth until 1995.
half-sister:
Cristiana Shields. Younger.
daughter:
Rowan Francis Henchy. Born May 15, 2003; father Chris Henchy.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"The Brooke Book"
"On Your Own"

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