American born actress and model Brooke Shields can literally be said to have grown in the spotlight. She started modeling as a toddler and over the years, evolved to become one of the most notable fashion models in the United States in the 80s.
At age 12, Shields’ acting career took off after she played the lead role in the controversial drama film Pretty Baby (1978). Several years after the infamous film role, the multitalented Hollywood star was cast as the lead character in the 90s sitcom Suddenly Susan. Other notable acting credits of Brooke Shields include Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as the adult animated series Mr. Pickles.
Brooke Shields Biography (Age)
It was on 31st May and in the year 1965 that Brooke Christa Shields was born to an actress-model mother Teri Shields (née Schmon) and a businessman father Frank Shields. Her parents had a very brief marriage which ended in a divorce when Brooks was just 5 months old. She has 2 stepbrothers and 3 half-sisters.
Brooke Shields had her early education at the New Lincoln School, New York after which she attended Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey. Upon graduation in 1983, Shields enrolled for her college education at Princeton University. She graduated in June 1987 having majored in French literature with a minor in Italian.
Shields started modeling even before her first birthday as she marked her TV debut on an Ivory soap commercial. Under her mother’s tutelage, she got signed to Ford Modeling Agency as a child model. Her profile soared further after her controversial role as a child prostitute in the film Pretty Baby (1978). At age 14, Shields made history as the youngest model to grace the cover of Vogue magazine. Also in 1980, she headlined a number of controversial ads for Calvin Klein jeans which are widely credited to have catapulted the designer to fashion powerhouse status. By age 16, the multi-talented youngster was already one of the most prominent faces in the United States and it is on record that Brooke Shields appeared on over 300 magazine covers between 1980 and 1985.
Just as her modeling career flourished, Brooke Shields equally fared well as an actress. She gained prominence for early acting roles in films like Wanda Nevada (1979), The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Endless Love (1981). The multitalented actress was also active on the small screen as she guest-starred on a number of TV series throughout the 1980s.
Brooke Shields eventually landed her first major TV role on the sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996-2000), starring as the lead character Susan Keane. Her brilliant performance earned her 2 Golden Globe nominations. Shields was equally on the main cast of the comedy-drama series Lipstick Jungle (2008–2009) and also featured in the final season of the drama series Army Wives (2013). In 2014, the talented actress landed a role in the animated series Mr. Pickles where she voices one of the main characters Mrs. Goodman.
Affairs, Husband, and Children
Brooke Shields is in a blissful long-term marital union with screenwriter and producer Chris Henchy. The duo met through mutual friends back in 1999 and announced their engagement in July 2000. They eventually got married on April 4, 2001. Shields has 2 children with her husband Chris Henchy. The couple’s first child was born on May 15, 2003, a daughter named Rowan Francis Henchy. They welcomed their second daughter on April 18, 2006, and named her Grier Hammond Henchy.
Prior to her present marriage, Brooke Shields was in a long-term relationship with tennis star Andre Agassi. They began dating in 1993 which culminated in a marriage on April 19, 1997. However, their marriage did not outlive their courtship as they split up after just 2 years. Their divorce was finalized on April 9, 1999.
At the peak of her career as an international fashion model and actress, Brooke Shields was romantically linked with a couple of A-listers. At age 16, she had her first high-profile relationship with Hollywood actor John Travolta.
After parting ways with Travolta, Brooke Shields hooked up with fellow actor Dean Cain (1985-1986) while they were both studying at Princeton University. As revealed in her tell-all memoir – There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, she lost her virginity to Cain at age 22.
Shields was also linked with A-list actors like Nicholas Cage (1987), Woody Harrelson (1988), Liam Neeson (1991-1992), as well as superstar musician Michael Bolton (1992). She is also believed to have had a relationship with Newyork-based attorney John F. Kennedy Jr., son of late US president John F. Kennedy.
Brooke Shields’ Net Worth
Brooke Shields was very highly sought in her heyday both as a model and as an actress. Having delved into showbiz at a young age, Shields’ Hollywood career has undoubtedly stood the test of time as she has remained relevant several decades down the line. It comes as no surprise that the multitalented Hollywood star has a net worth of $25 million.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Brooke Shields is 6 feet (183 cm) tall. Known for her statuesque physique, the ageless actress has general body measurements of 36-27-35 inches (91.5-68.5-89 cm). She equally maintains a body weight of 70 kg (154 lb).