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Born: April 26, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Panama Profession: actress, dancer

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Having emerged from the daytime soap world of "As the World Turns" (CBS, 1956-2010), actress Jordana Brewster rose quickly to mainstream stardom as Mia Toretto in the summertime blockbuster "The Fast and the Furious" (2001). Though she found herself skyrocketing to the top of men's magazines polls, Brewster took time off to complete her studies at Yale University before returning to acting with turns as often feisty supporting characters in films like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" (2006) and "Annapolis" (2006). Well-cast as the brainy ex-girlfriend of series star Zachary Levi on the action comedy "Chuck" (NBC, 2007-2012), Brewster reprised Toretto for the fourth and fifth installments of the popular franchise, "Fast & Furious" (2009) and "Fast Five" (2011), while landing a regular series role as Elana Ramos, daughter of the cook to the notorious Ewing family on the high-profile reboot of "Dallas" (TNT, 2012- ). Thanks to her success in film and on television, Brewster had established herself as a diverse performer of immense intelligence and wit.

Having emerged from the daytime soap world of "As the World Turns" (CBS, 1956-2010), actress Jordana Brewster rose quickly to mainstream stardom as Mia Toretto in the summertime blockbuster "The Fast and the Furious" (2001). Though she found herself skyrocketing to the top of men's magazines polls, Brewster took time off to complete her studies at Yale University before returning to acting with turns as often feisty supporting characters in films like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" (2006) and "Annapolis" (2006). Well-cast as the brainy ex-girlfriend of series star Zachary Levi on the action comedy "Chuck" (NBC, 2007-2012), Brewster reprised Toretto for the fourth and fifth installments of the popular franchise, "Fast & Furious" (2009) and "Fast Five" (2011), while landing a regular series role as Elana Ramos, daughter of the cook to the notorious Ewing family on the high-profile reboot of "Dallas" (TNT, 2012- ). Thanks to her success in film and on television, Brewster had established herself as a diverse performer of immense intelligence and wit.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 North of Hell (2014)
3.
 Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
4.
 Fast Five (2011)
5.
 Fast & Furious (2009)
7.
 Annapolis (2006) Ali
8.
 Nearing Grace (2005)
9.
 D.E.B.S. (2004) Lucy Diamond
10.
 Invisible Circus, The (2001) Phoebe O'Connor
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in London, Rio de Janeiro and NYC
1988:
First film appearance, the Brazilian-made "Super Xuxa: Contra Baixo Astral"
1995:
Briefly played the role of Anita Santos on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children"
1995:
Appeared as teen heroine Nikki Graves on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"
1998:
Made U.S. feature film debut in Robert Rodriguez's "The Faculty"
1999:
Cast in featured role in the NBC miniseries "The 60s"
2001:
Co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Christopher Eccleston in "The Invisible Circus"
2001:
Landed breakout role as Paul Walker's love interest Mia Toretto in "The Fast and the Furious"
2005:
Played the title role in "Nearing Grace"
2006:
Co-starred with James Franco in Justin Lin's "Annapolis"
2006:
Starred in the horror prequel "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning"
2008:
Made recurring role as the title character's former girlfriend on NBC's "Chuck"
2009:
Reprised role of Mia Toretto in "Fast & Furious"
2010:
Landed recurring role on the TNT series Dark Blue" as art gallery dealer Maria
2011:
Once again reprised role of Mia Toretto in the fifth film "Fast Five"
2012:
Joined cast of the TNT reboot of "Dallas" alongside original stars Larry Hagman and Linda Gray
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -
Convent of the Sacred Heart: New York , New York -
Professional Children's School: New York , New York -

Notes

"I'm not fulfilled yet in my acting career, despite all the work I've done. I didn't exactly get a normal high school experience while I was acting on soaps. I still had normal friendships, but I didn't have the kind of life experience I was looking forward to in college." --Jordana Brewster quoted in Boston Herald, December 29, 1998

"I thrive on stress." --Brewster to People, February 8, 1999

"I think L.A.'s just the most appalling scene in the world. Nothing differentiates people from one another. You go out, and it's men with tattoos and girls in polyester and fake boobs. I find that extremely repulsive. You're afraid as an actor that if you stay there long enough, you'll become one of them." --Jordana Brewster to Movieline, December 1998/January 1999

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Mark Wahlberg. Actor, singer. Began dating in late 1998; Brewster confirmed they were no longer together in June 2001.
companion:
Derek Jeter. Shortstop for the Yankees. Dating as of June 2002.

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Kingman Brewster Jr. Academic. Served as president of Yale University from 1963 to 1977.
grandmother:
Mary Louise Brewster.
father:
Alden Brewster. Investment banker.
mother:
Maria Jaao. Model. Brazilian; appeared in the <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit issue.
sister:
Isabella Brewster. Model. Younger.
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