Brooke Christa Shields is an American actress born in 1965 in New York, NY. Her family went through an extremely public rift when it was announced in the in the media that her father Frank Shields offered her mother Teri and undisclosed sum to terminate the pregnancy. Her mother appalled by this suggestion instead took the money and had her daughter anyways. Her parents went on to divorce five months after Brooke was born.
Shields mother was very adamant about putting her daughter in the entertainment industry. At the age of 11 months old Brooke began her career as a model booking her first job for Ivory Soap. She continued her career signing with agency Elieen Ford and gracing the cover of Vogue Magazine at age 14. She later became the official model for Calvin Klein Jeans making the famous tagline, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvin’s? Nothing”. This ad became an instant media sensation and Shields single handily propelled the brand into super design status. Growing up in New York City Brooke attended New Lincoln School until she was in eighth grade. She went on to graduate from The Dwight Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey before attending Princeton University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in French literature.
Her first major film role was in 1978 playing a child prostitute who lived in a brothel, the film was called Pretty Baby. Because Shields was only 12 years old at the time of the films release there was heavy controversy and media and media attention surrounding her. She followed that with starring roles in The Blue Lagoon, Endless Love, The Misadventures of Margaret and the Lifetime film What Makes a Family. On television she stared as a main character in the drama Lipstick Jungle but the show was later cancelled that same year. She appeared on broadway in several productions such as: Cabaret, Wonderful Town, Grease, Chicago, and The Addams Family. Shields has been married twice. Her fast marriage to Andre Agassi lasted two years. Currently she is married to television writer Chris Henchy whom she was two children with.
1978 – Pretty Baby / King of the Gypsies
1979 – Tilt / Wanda Nevada / Just You, and Me, Kid
1980 – The Blue Lagoon
1981 – Endless Love
1983 – Sahara
1984 – The Muppet’s Take Manhattan
1989 – Speed Zone / Brenda Star
1990 – Backstreet Dreams
1992 – Running Wild
1993 – Freaked
1998 – The Misadventures of Margaret
1999 – The Weekend
2000 – After Sex
2010 – Furry Vengeance
2010 – The Other Guys
2011 – Chalet Girl / The Greening of Whitney Brown
2013 – Hot Flashes
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