Jordana Brewster is an American actress who boasts of both beauty and brains. She began her career as an actress starring in All My Children and then followed it up with a role in the CBS American television soap opera As the World Turns which ran from 1995 to 2001. Following this, Jordana landed a couple of other roles in films and television series before she recorded her big break in The Fast and the Furious starring alongside stars like the late Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and others.
Since Jordana began her career, the actress has steadily been on the rise with a couple of spectacular works to show just how good she is doing for herself and in the industry. More to this, she is also making her family members proud as she is from a family that has produced notable personalities both in Brazil and in the United States of America. Find out more about the talented and beautiful actress below.
Who Is Jordana Brewster?
As earlier mentioned, Jordana Brewster is an American actress and a model. She was born on the 26th day of April 1980 in Panama City, Panama as the eldest of two daughters. Her family relocated from Panama to London, England when she was about 2 months old and she spent 6 years in London before she relocated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which is her mother’s native place. While in Brazil, Jordana learned to speak Portuguese fluently and at the age of 10, the family moved to the United States of America.
Jordana schooled in Convent of the Sacred Heart, an independent Roman Catholic all-girls school situated in the Manhattan borough of New York City. She later finished off at the Professional Children’s School, a school in New York City, New York where child actors and dancers are trained. For college, she enrolled at Yale University and in the year 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Prior to her graduation from college, Jordana Brewster had already started her acting career. She had her debut starring as Anita Santos in 1 episode of the ABC television series All My Children in 1995. In this same year, the actress began starring as Nikki Munson in As the World Turns which, till today, still stands out as one of her most notable roles. While she was on the show from 1995 till 2001, she was also seen playing the role of Delilah Profitt in The Faculty and Sarah Weinstock in The ’60s.
In the new millennium, she played the character of Phoebe in The Invisible Circus (2001) and in this same year also acted as Mia Toretto the crime action-adventure film The Fast and the Furious. Other film and television works which the actress scored roles in between 2001 and 2010 are D.E.B.S., Nearing Grace, Annapolis, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Chuck, Dark Blue, Gigantic and of course the Fast & Furious franchise which earned her the 2009 Teen Choice Awards nomination in the category of ‘Choice Movie Actress: Action’. She went on to win the award.
From 2011, Jordana Brewster has appeared in films like American Heist, Home Sweet Hell, and Random Acts of Violence. Her television credits also include Dallas, Project Runway, American Crime Story, Secrets and Lies, Robot Chicken, Lethal Weapon and Magnum P.I.
Her Husband And Facts About Her Family
Jordana Brewster comes from a family with a rich heritage. She is a direct descendant of William Brewster and Edward Doty, associated with the Mayflower – an English ship that in the year 1620 transported the first batch of English pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to the New World. Her paternal grandfather named Kingman Brewster, Jr. was a renowned educator and president of Yale University from 1963 to 1977. He thereafter served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1977 to 1981.
Coming to her immediate parents, Jordana, was born to Alden Brewster, an American father, and Maria João, a Brazilian mother. While her father worked as an Investment banker, her mother, on the other hand, had a more publicized career as a swimsuit model. She appeared on the cover of 1978 American sports magazine – Sports Illustrated.
The actress is married to Andrew Form, an American film producer with credits for producing box office hits like Friday the 13th (2009), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and The Purge franchise – a series of dystopian action horror movies.
Jordana Brewster and Andrew Form met while both were working on the set of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, a film released in 2006. By November 4th of the same year, the duo announced their engagement. On May 6, 2007, Jordana and Andrew got married in a private wedding ceremony which took place in the Bahamas. Their union has seen to the birth of two sons. Their first son, named Julian, was born on the 10th of September 2013 while his younger brother, named Rowan, was born on June 9, 2016. Reports have it that the couple had their second son via a surrogate.
Other Facts About Jordana Brewster
• Going by available reports, the actress has a net worth of $12 million.
• She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs about 56kg. Her bust, waist, and hips are measured at 25-34-36 inches.
• Jordana Brewster has both dark brown hair and dark brown eye color.
• Jordana is a dog lover; she has two Labrador’s named Ella and Hendry.
• One of her sisters, named Isabella Brewster, is a casting director.